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Glossary of Pharmacy Practice (Ballington) Ch 3 - Medical Terminology

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acet/o
vinegar, acid, sharp
acr/o
tip, end, sharpness
aden/o
gland
adip/o
fat
aer/o
air
agon/o
contest,struggle
alb/o
white
alg/o
pain
allel/o
one another, mutual
amb/i, amph/o
both,two
amul/o
walk
amni/o
membrane around the fetus
amyl/o
starch
andr/o
male
angi/o
vessel
anthrac
blach
aqu, aqua, aque
water
arter/o
artery (as opposed to vein)
arthr/o
joint
asthm
shortness of breath
atri
entry
aud, audit/o
hear
aur/o
hear
axill/o
armpit
bi/o
life
blast
sprout, immature cell
blephar/o
eyelid
bol
throw, create
brachi
arm
bronch/o
bronchus (pathway from windpipe)
bucc/o
inside of cheek
burs/o
pouchlike cavity
calc/o
calcium
cap/o, capi
head, expansion
carb/o
carbon
carcin/o
crab, cancer
cardi/o
heart
carp/o
wrist
caus
burn
centr/o
center
cephal/o
head, expansion
cereb/o
brain
cervic/o
neck, cervix
chem/o
chemistry
chir/o
hand
chol/o
bile, cholestrole
chondr/o
cartilage; grain
chron/o
time, long
cilli
eyelash. hair
coagul/o
clot
collo
glue
coni/o
dust
core/o
pupil of eye
corp/o
body
crani/o
cranium, skull
cutane/o, cuti
skin
cyan/o
blue
cycl/o
circle, wheel
cyst/o
bladder, cyst
cyt/o
cell
dacr/o
tear (crying)
dactyl/o
finger
demos
people
dent/o
tooth
derm, dermat/o
skin
edem, edema
excess fluid in tissues
encephal/o
brain
enter/o
intestine(usually small intestine)
erythr/o
red
esth, esthesi/o
perseption
flat
blow
galact/o, lact/o
milk
gangl
knot
gastr/o
stomach
gen
become, beget, produce
genesis
origin
ger/o
aged
gest
produce
glob
sphere, ball round body
gloss/o
tongue
glu/o
sugar
glyc/o
sugar
gnos/o
state of
gonad/o
reproductive organ
gynec/o
female
hem/o
blood
hepat/o
liver
hydr/o
water
hypn/o
sleep
hyster/o, metr/o
uterus
hidr/o
sweat
ichthy/o
fishy, scaly
immun/o
safe, safe from
kera/ kerat/o
horned, horny skin cells, cornea
kinesi/o
motion
labi/o
lip
lachri
tear (from eye)
leuk/o
white
lingu/o
tongue
lith/o
stone
lumb/o
lower back, loin
lymph/o
water, lymph
mast/o
breast
melan/o
black
mening/o
membrane surrounding brain and spinal cord
mens
moon, month
mnem/o
memory
morb/o
sick
morph/o
shape, dream
muscul/o
mouse, muscle
myc/o
fungus
myel/o
bone marrow, spinal cord
my/o
muscle
myx/o
slime
muco
slime
narc/o
sleep
nas/o
nose
nat/i
birth
necr/o
dead
nephr/o
kidney
neur/o
nerve
ocul/o
eye
odont/o
tooth
onc/o
tumor, mass
onych/o
fingernail, toenail
ophthalm/o
eye
opi/o
opium
optic
eye
orchi, orchid/o
testes
or/o
mouth
orth/o
straight
osm/o
smell
oste/o
bone
ot/o
ear
ox/o, oxy
oxygen
ped
child
part
parturition, give birth
path/o
disease, misery
pect/o
chest
pod, ped
foot
pelvi
pelvis
phag/o
eat
pharmac/o
sorcery, poison, drug
phasia
speech
phil/o
like, love
phleb
vein
phon/o
voice
phori
carry, bear
phos, phot/o
light
physi
nature, grow
plasm, plas/o
molded, formation
plegi
stroke, paralysis
pleu/o
lining surrounding lungs
pneum/o, pneumat/o
breath, air
prandial
meal
proct/o
rectum
psych/o
spirit, mind
pty, ptyal/o
spit
plum/o, pulmon/o
lung
pyr, pyr/o
fever, fire
radi/o
radiation, x-ray
ren/o
kidney
retin/o
retina
rhin/o
nose
sarc/o
flesh
scler/o
hard
seb/o
fat, oil
sect/o
cut
seg
cut
seps, sept
rot, infection
sial
saliva
soma
body
spasm/o
drawing tight
spondyl/o
spine
sphygm/o
heatbeat, pulse
spir/o
breathing
staphyl/o
cluster of grapes
stern/o
breastbone
stom/o, stomy
mouth, surgical opening
strept/o
wavy, twisted chain
ten/o, tend/o
strech
thorac/o
chest
thromb/o
blood clot
thyr/o
thyroid
tom, tome
cut, instrument to cut
tox, toxo
poisonous
troph, trop/o
growing, nourish, develop
tympan/o
eardrum
ur/o
urine
uter/o
uterus,womb
vas/o
blood vessel
ven/o
vein (as opposed to artery)
phleb/o
vein (as opposed to artery)
vert
turn
viscer/o
internal organs
xer/o
dry
acu-
sharp, abrupt, sudden
a-
without
ad-
towards
an-
without
ab-
from, away from
allo-
other, another
ana-
up to, back, again, apart
ante-
before, afterwards
anti-
against, opposite
auto-
self
bi-
twice, double
brady-
slow
cata-
down
circum-
around
con-
together
contra-
against
cuti-
skin
de-
from, away from, down from
deci-
ten
di-, dis-
two
dis-
separation
dia-
through, complete
dipl-, diplo-
double
dur-
hard, firm
dys-
bad, abnormal
e-, ec-, ecto-
out, from out of
en-, endo-
into
epi-
on, up, against, high
eu-
well, normal, abundant
ex-, exo-
out, from out of
extra-
outside, beyond, in addition
hemi-
half
hetero-
different
homo-
same
hyper-
above, exvessive
hypo-
bellow/ deficinet
im-, in-
not
in-
into
infra-
below, underneath
inter-
among, between
intra-
within, inside, during
iso-
equal, same
macro-
large
mal-
bad
mega-
large
megalo-
large
meta-
change, between
micro-
small
mono
one
neo-
new
non-
not
pan-
all, accross, thoughout
para-
beside, to the side of, wrong

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