Chapter 4 Medical Terms

Term Definition
Carp/o Wrist Bones
Cib/o Meals
Cis/o To cut
Cost/o Rib
Cutane/o Skin
Dactyl/o Fingers, Toes
Duct/o to lead, carry
Flex/o to bend
furc/o forking, branching
gloss/o tounge
glyc/o sugar
immun/o protection
morph/o shape,form
mort/o death
nat/i birth
nect/o to bind, tie, connect
norm/o rule, order
ox/o oxygen
pub/o pubis
seps/o infection
somn/o sleep
son/o sound
the/o to put, place
thel/o theli/o nipple
thyr/o thyroid gland
top/o place, position, location
tox/o poison
trache/o windpipe
urethr/o urethra
-blast embryonic immature
-crine to secrete
-drome to run
-fusion coming together
-gen substance that produces
-lapse to slide, fall, sag
-lysis breakdown, destruction, seperation
-meter to measure
-mission to send
-or one who
-oxia oxygen
-partum birth, labor
-phoria to bear, carry, feeling mental state
-physis to grow
-plasia development, growth, formation
-plasm structure or formation
-pnea breathing
-ptosis falling, drooping, prolapse
-rrhea flow, discharge,
-stasis stopping, controlling
-trophy development, nourishment
a-, an- no, not, without
ab- away from
ad- toward
ana- up, apart
ante- before, forward
anti- against
auto- self, own
bi- two
brady- slow
cata- down
con- with, together
contra- against, opposite
de- down, lack of
dia- complete, through
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
ec-, ecto- out, outside
endo- in, within
epi- upon, on, above
eu- good, normal
ex- out, outside, away from
hemi- half
hyper- excessive, above
hypo- deficient, under
in- not (insomniac
in- into, within (incision
infra- beneath, under
inter- between
intra- in, within, into
macro- large
mal- bad
meta- beyond, change
micro- small
neo- new
pan- all
para- abnormal, beside, near
per- through
peri- surrounding
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front of
pro- before, forward
pros- before, forward
re- back, again
retro- behind, backward
sub- under
supra- above, upper
syn, sym- together, with
tachy- fast
trans- across, through
ultra- beyond, excess
uni- one

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