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Glossary of Medical Vocab-Lesson 5-Group 8

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acou(s)-, acu(s)-
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hear
amni-
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fetal membrane, amniotic sac, amnion
asc-, ascit-
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[leather bag] bladder, sac, bag
bary-
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heavy, dull, hard
cente-
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pierce
chrom-, chroma-, chromat-
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color, pigment
dips-
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thrist
echo-
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reverberating sound, echo
edema, edemat-
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swelling
eme-
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vomit
gno(s)-
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know
lal-
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talk
lapar-
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abdomen, abdominal wall
lex-
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read
mne-
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remember
ne-
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new
no-
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mind, mental activity, comprehension
orec-, orex-
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have an appetite
ox(y)-
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acute, pointed; rapid; acid; oxygen
pha-
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speak, communicate
phag-
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swallow, eat
pharmac(eu)-
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medicine, drug
phem-
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speech
phob-
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(abnormal) fear
phon-
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voice, sound
phrac-, phrag-
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enclose, obstruct
phras-
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speak
phren-
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mind; diaphragm
phylac-
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protection (against disease)
phys(i)-
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nature, appearance
phyt-
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plant (organism), growth
poie-
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produce, make
sapr-
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rotten, putrid, decaying
stear-, steat-
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fat, sebum, sebaceous glands
ox-
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indicates the presence of oxygen: anoxia, hypoxia, hypoxemia
oxy-
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means rapid: oxylalia, oxytocic, sometimes has meaning of acid: oxyphil, other times has meaning of sharp: oxyphonia.

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