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Glossary of Medical Terminology Unit 3

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aden/o
gland
ather/o
fatty, porridge-like
carcin/o
cancer
cephal/o
head
cerebr/o
cerebrum
emes/is
vomit
encephal/o
brain, inside the head
epitheli/o
epithelial
fibr/o
fibrous
hist/o
tissue
lei/o
smooth
lip/o
fat
lymph/o
lymphatic
melan/o
dark pigmented
mening/o
meninges
my/o
muscle
myel/o
spinal cord
nat/o
birth
ne/o
new
neur/o
nerve
onc/o
tumor
oste/o
bone
papill/o
small elevation of tissue
pariet/o
wall
periton/o
peritoneum
pleur/o
lung
psych/o
mind
rhabd/o
rod shaped
spin/o
spinal
viscer/o
organ
anti-
against
dys-
difficult, painful
hydro-
water
neo-
new
-algia (noun)
-algic (adjective)
pain
-blast
embryonic or immature
-cele
hernia
-ectomy
excision
-genesis
generate, develop
-malacia
softening
-oid
like, resembling
-oma
tumor, abnormal growth
-ous (adjective)
material, condition
-pathy
disease
-plasia
development
-plasm
growth of tissue
-tomy
incision
-trophy
development
-trophic
affecting

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