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Glossary of Medical Terminology II

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cephal/o
head
mast/o
breast
phleb/o
vein
colon/o
colon
arthr/o
joint
thorac/o
chest
encephal/o
brain
hemat/o
blood
cardi/o
heart
centesis
surgical puncture
clasis
to break, surgical fracture
desis
binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)
ectomy
excision, removal
lysis
separation; destruction; loosening
pexy
fixation (of an organ)
plasty
surgical repair
rrhaphy
suture
stomy
forming an opening (mouth)
tome
instrument to cut
tomy
incision
trispy
crushing
gram
record, writting

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