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Glossary of medical vocab, chapter 4

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aut-
combining form

self
crin-
combining form

[separate] secrete, secretion
ethe(s)-
combining form

sensation, sensitivity, sense
gen(e)-
-gen
combining form

come into being; produce
gram-
combining form

[something written] a record
graph-
combining form

write, record
iatr-
combining form

healer, physician; treatment
idi-
combining form

of one's self
kine-
combining form

move
kines(i)-
combining form

movement, motion
ly(s)-
combining form

destroy, break down
myx-
combining form

mucus
orth-
combining form

straight, erect; normal
ot-
combining form

ear
path-
combining form

[suffering] disease
phil-
combining form

love, have an affinity for
pt-
combining form

fall, sag, drop, prolapse
pyr-
combining form

[fire] fever, burning
pyret-
combining form

fever
pyrex-
combining form

be feverish
rhe-
combining form

[run]flow, secrete
rhag-
combining form

[burst forth] flow profusely, hemorrhage
rhex-
combining form

rupture
rhin-
combining form

nose
scop-
combining form

look at, examine
sep-
combining form

[be putrid] be infected
ta-
combining form

stretching
tel-
combining form

end, completion
ten-
tenon(t)-
combining form

tendon
therap(eu)-
combining form

treat medically, heal
tom-
combining form

a cutting, slice, inceision
ton-
combining from

{a stetching muscular) tone, tension
-ectasia
-ectasis
compound suffix form

dilation, enlargement
-ectomy
compound suffix form

surgical excision; removal of all or part of an organ
-gen
compound suffix form

substance that produces (something)
-genesis
compound suffix form

formation, origin
-genic
compound suffix form

causing, producing, caused
-genous
compound suffix form

by, produced by or in
-gram
compound suffix form

a record of the activity of an organ
-graph
compound suffix form

an instrument for recording the activity of an organ
-graphy
compound suffix form

-the recording of the ativity of an organ
-a descriptive treatise (on a subject)
-lysis
compound suffix form

dissolution, reduction, decomposition, disintegration
-lytic
compound suffix form

pertaining to dissoulution ro decomposition, disintegration (forms adjectives from words ending in lysis)
-pathy
compound suffix form

disease
-ptosis
compound suffix form

dropping, sagging, prolapse (of an organ or part)
-rrhagia
compound suffix form

profuse discharge, hemorrhage
-rrhea
compound suffix formprofuse

discharge, excessive secretion
-rrhexis
compound suffix form

bursting (of tissues), rupture
-scope
compound suffix form

an instrument for examining
-scopy
compound suffix form

examination
-tome
compound suffix form

a surgical instrument for cutting
-tomy
compound suffix form

surgical incision

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