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Glossary of Chabner LOM Chapter One

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aden/o
gland
-oma
tumor, mass
-itis
inflammation
arthr/o
joint
bi/o
life
-logy
study of
hemat/o, hem/o
blood
cardi/o
heart
electr/o
electricity
gastr/o
stomach
sub-
below, under
epi-
above, upon
-ic
pertaining to
-opsy
process of viewing
carcin/o
cancerous, cancer
cephal/o
head
cerebr/o
cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
vascul/o
blood vessels
cis/o
to cut
in-
into, in
-ion
process
crin/o
secrete (to form and give off)
ex-
out
endo-
within
exo-
out
cyst/o
urinary bladder; a sac or a cyst (sac containing fluid)
cyt/o
cell
derm/o
skin
hypo-
deficient, below, under, less than normal
-gram
record
encephal/o
brain
enter/o
intestines (usually the small intestine)
erythr/o
red
-cyte
cell
-tomy
incision, cutting into
gnos/o
knowledge
-sis
state of
pro-
before, forward
gynec/o
woman, female
-globin
protein
hepat/o
liver
iatr/o
treatment
-genic
pertaining to producing, produced by, produced in
leuk/o
white
nephr/o
kidney
neur/o
nerve
onc/o
tumor
-ist
specialist
ophthalm/o
eye
oste/o
bone
path/o
disease
ped/o
child
psych/o
mind
radi/o
x-rays
ren/o
kidney
rhin/o
nose
sarc/o
flesh
sect/o
to cut
re-
back, backward, again
thromb/o
clot, clotting
ur/o
urinary tract, urine
-ac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-ectomy
excision, removal
-emia
blood condition
-osis
condition, usually abnormal (slight increase in numbers when used with blood cells)
-pathy
disease condition
-scope
instrument to visually examine
-scopy
process of visually examining
-y
process condition
a-, an-
no, not, without
auto-
self
dia-
through, complete
hyper-
excessive, above, more than normal
glyc/o
sugar
peri-
surrounding, around
-um
structure
retro-
behind
trans-
across, through

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