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Glossary of mEDICAL tERMINOLOGY WORD ELEMENT TO DEFINITION

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a-
without;not;away from
ab-
from;away from;absent
ad-
toward
alb-
white
ambi-
both;both sides
an-
without;not
ante-
before;front
anti-
against
auto-
self
bi-
two;double
bio-
life
brady-
slow
circum-
around
con-
together;with
de
down;from
dis-
free of;to undo;double;negative
dys-
bad; difficult;painful;disordered
ecto-
outside
endo-
within;inner
epi-
upon;over;after
eu-
well;easily;good;normal
ex-
away from;outside
extra-
outside;beyond
hemi-
half
homeo-
likeness;same
homo-
same
hydro-
water
hyper-
excessive;above
hypo-
under;below;beneath;less than normal
idio-
individual
in-
in;inside;within;not
infra-
beneath;below;under
inter
between
intra-
within
juxtra-
near;beside
meta-
beyond;after;change
milli-
one-thousandth
mono-
one;single
multi-
many
non-
not
pan-
all
para-
near;beside;beyond;two like parts
per-
through;intense
peri-
around; about
poly-
many;much
post-
after;behind
pre-
before;infront
primi-
first
pseudo-
false
retro-
backward;behind
semi-
half
sub-
beneath;under
supra-
above;over;beyond
sym-
joined;together
tachy-
rapid
trans-
across;through
tri-
three
uni-
one
zanth/o
yellow
ac,al-
pertaining to;
agesia
sensitvity to pain
-algia
pain;suffering
-ate
something that
-blast
embryonic stage of development
-cele
swelling;herniation
0centisis
surgical procedure
-cide
to kill;destroy
-clasis
crushing;breaking up
-cyte
cell
-dynia
pain
-e,-a
noun ending
-ectasia
stretching or dilation
ectomy
surgical removal
-emia
blood
-er
one who
-esis
condition of
is
producing;formaal
-gram
record;picture
-graph
an instument used to record
-graphy
writing;record
-ia
condition;noun ending
ion
action;process
-ist
practioner
-itis
inflammation of
lepsy
seizure;attack
-lith
stone;calculus
-logy
the study of
-logist
one who specializes
-lysis
destruction;detachment
-mania
a mental dtsorder;maddness
-megaly
enlargement
-meter
an instrument used to measure
-metry
the process of measuring
-oid
resembling
-ole
small or littlt
-oma
tumor
-opia
visual condition
-osis
condition
-pathy
disease
-penia
decrease in; defenceincy
-pexy
surgical fixation
-philia
attracted to; tendency toward
-phobia
abnormal fear
-plasty
surgical repair
-plegia
paralisis; stroke
-pnea
breathing
-ptosis
drooping;prolapse
-rrhagia
excessive flow or discharge
-rrhaphy
suturing
-rrhea
discharge flow
-rrhexis
rupture
-scope
an instrument used to view
-stomy
the surgical creation of a new opening
-tomy
incision into
-tripsy
intentional crushing
-uria
urine
stasis
stopping or controlling
-scopy
processs of viewing
abdomin/o
front
anter/o
front
cervic/o
cervix;neck
coccyg/o
coccyx
crani/o
cranium;skull
cyt/o
cell
dors/o
back
umbilic/o
navel
thorac/o
chest
hist/o
tissue
ili/o
ilium
inguin/o
groin
sacr/o
sacrum
later/o
side
medi/o
middle
nucle/o
nucleus
pelv/o
pelvis
proxim/o
near
ventr/o
abdomed;front side
viscer/o
internal organs
adip/o
pertaining to fat
cutane/o
skin
derm/o
skin
deramt/o
skin
hidr/o
sweat
kerat/o
hard;horny
lip/o
fat
erythr/o
red
leuk/o
white
melan/o
black
xanth/o
yellow
myc/o
muscle
onchy/o
nail-like or toe
pil/o
hair
scler/o
relating to the sclera
squam/o
scales
trich/o
hair
xer/o
dry
ichthy
fish-like scale
caut/o
burn
auto
self
hyper
excessive
hypo
under;below;beneath
intra
within
aden/o
gland
albin/o
white
icter/o
jaundice
scapul/o
shoulder
schiz/o
split;division
schirr/o
hard/hard tumor
sclre/o
hard;horny
scoli/o
crooked bent
scop/o
to view
scot/o
darkness
seb/o
sebum
semin/o
semen
sept/o
infection
ser/o
blood serum
sial/o
saliva;salivary gland
sider/o
iron;steel
sigmoid/o
sigmoid colon
sinus/o
sinus
skelet/o
skeleton
somat/o
bodyson/o
son/o
sound
sperm/o
sperm
spermat/o
sperm
spher/o
round; sphere
spin/o
spine
splen/o
spleen
spondyl/o
spine;vertabra
staped/o
stapes
steat/o
fat
stern/o
sternum
stomat/o
mouth
tars/o
ankle bones;
tax/o
order
tel/e
distance;end
tempor/o
temoples of the head
tend/o
tendon
tendin/o
tenden
test/o
testis;testicles
tetr/a
four
thec/o
sheath;case;receptacle
thym/o
thymus gland
thyro/
thyroid gland
thyroid/o
thyroid gland
toc/o
childbirth
tom/o
to cut; section;layer
phon/o
sound;voice
phor/o
bearing
phot/o
light
phren/o
mind
plas/o
formation;development
plast/o
formation;development
pleg/o
paralysis;stroke
pleur/o
pleura
pne/o
breathing
pneum/o
lungs;air
pneumon/o
lungs;air
poikil/o
varied;irregular
poli/o
gray matter of the nervous system
polyp/o
polyps
poster/o
back
presby/o
old age
proct/o
anus;rectum
prostat/o
prostate gland
psued/o
false
psych/o
mind
pub/o
pubis
pulmon/o
lungs
pupill/o
pupil
purpur/o
purple
py/o
pus
pyel/o
renal pelvis
pyr/o
fire;heat
rach/i
spine
radi/o
radiation
radicul/o
root
rect/o
rectum;straight

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