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pertaining to

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-algia

pain or suffering

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Appendic /o

Appendix

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Arteri/o

artery

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Arthr/o

joint

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Ather/o

plaque

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Cardi/o

heart

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Chondr/o

Cartilage

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Col /o

Colon

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-dynia

pain

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Dys-

bad; painful; difficult

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-ectomy

surgical removal

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Enter/o

intestines (small intestines)

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Gastr/o

stomach

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-graphy

process of recording

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Hem/o

blood

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Hyper-

above; excessive

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-ic

pertaining to

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-itis

inflammation

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Laryng/o

larynx (voice box)

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-malacia

abnormal softening

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-megaly

enlargement

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Myc/o

fungus

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Myel/o

spinal cord; bone marrow

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My/o

muscle

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-necrosis

tissue death

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Nephr/o

kidney

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Hypo-

deficient; below

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Neur/o

nerve

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-ologist

specialist

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-ology

study of

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-osis

abnormal condition

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oste/o

bone

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ot/o

ear

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-otomy

surgical incision

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-pathy

disease; emotion

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Peri-

around

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-plasty

surgical repair

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Poly-

many; much

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Py/o

pus

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Rhin/o

nose

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-rrhage

excessive/abnormal flow or discharge

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-rrhaphy

surgical suturing

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-rrhea

flow; discharge

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-sclerosis

hardening

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-scopy

visual examination

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-stenosis

tightening; narrowing structure

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Sub-

under; below

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Supra-

above; upper

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Coron/o

crown; head

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Adip/o

fat

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Aden/o

gland

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Caud/o

tail; feet

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Cephal/o

head

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Lapar/o

abdomen

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Epi-

above; on

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Cyt/o

cell

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Home/o

no change; constant

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Hist/o

body tissue

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Col/o

large intestines

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-stasis

to stop; control

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Path/o

disease

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-plasm

formation structure

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Retro-

behin; backward

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Phleb/o

vein

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Hystero/o

uterus

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Derm/o

skin

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Orchid/o

testicles

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Inguin/o

groin

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Exocrine

glands that secrete products onto the epithelium

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Dysplasia

abnormal development or growth of cells

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Proximal

positioned nearest the point of origin

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Posterior

back or behind

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Distal

positioned farthest from the point of origin

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Etiology

Diagnose

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Oste/o

bone

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Arteri/o

artery

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Gastr/o

stomach

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Nephr/o

kidney

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Ren/o

kidney

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Encephal/o

brain

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Seb/o

sebum

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Neur/o

nerve

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Orchid/o

testicles

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Oophor/o

ovary

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Anterior

front

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Ventral

refers to the front or belly side of the body or organs

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Dorsal

refers to the back of the body or organ

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Transverse plane

horizontal plane, divide body into upper and lower portions

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Coronal plane

frontal plane, divides the body in back and front portions

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Midsagittal plane

midline, divides the body from top to bottom into right and left halves

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retr/o

behind

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Anaplasia

change in the structure of cells and in their orientation to each other

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Hyperplasia

an abnormal increase in the number of cells in normal arrangement in a tissue

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Hypoplasia

the incomplete development of an organ or tissue

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Aphlasia

the lack of development of an organ or tissue

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Chondr/o

cartilage

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Arthr/o

joints

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Cost/o

rib

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