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Muscle pain.
myalgia
A shortened form of a word; usually just letters.
abbreviation
The surgical repair of a muscle.
myoplasty
Abnormal hardening of the arteries.
arteriosclerosis
Abnormal enlargement of the heart.
cardiomegaly
The inflammation of cartilage.
chondritis
Abnormal enlargement of the liver.
hepatomegaly
A surgical puncture of the heart for the removal of fluid.
cardiocentesis
The surgical removal of a breast.
mastectomy
The letters a, e, i, o, and u.
vowels
A tumor formed of cartilage cells.
chondroma
The surgical removal of all or part of the liver.
hepatectomy
To suture the uterus.
hysterorrhaphy
A runny nose.
rhinorrhea
The tearing or rupture of a muscle.
myorrhexis
Any letter that is not a vowel (a, e, i, o, or u).
consonant
An incision into the liver.
hepatotomy
Paralysis of the muscles of the heart.
cardioplegia
Inflammation of the stomach.
gastritis
Main word or part of word to which prefixes and suffixes can be added.
word root
The surgical removal of the uterus.
hysterectomy
The surgical removal of part of a muscle.
myectomy
The vowel that is added to a word root when it is joined by a suffix that begins with a consonant.
combining vowel
Rupture of the uterus.
hysterorrhexis
Abnormal softening of cartilage.
chondromalacia
A syllable or word placed at the end of a word.
suffix
A syllable or word placed at the beginning of a word.
prefix