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aut-
combining form

self
crin-
combining form

[separate] secrete, secretion
esthe(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
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
ton-
combining form

[a stretching] (muscular) tone, tension
-ectasia, -ectasis, -ectomy
compound suffix form

dilation, enlargement, surgical excision; removal of all (total excision) or part (partial excision) of an organ
-gen
compound suffix form

substance that produces (something)
-genesis
compound suffix form

formation, origin
-genic, -genous
compound suffix form

causing, producing, caused by, produced by or in
-gram
compound suffix form

a record of the activity of an organ (often an x-ray)
-graph
compound suffix form

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

1. the recording of the activity of an organ (usually by x-ray examination)
2. a descriptive treatise (on a subject)
-lysis
compound suffix form

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

pertaining to dissolution, reduction or decomposition, disentegration (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 form

profuse 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
*tetanus
Greek word related linguistically to the noun tasis (stretching), and tonos (tension); acute disease known to ancient physicians
*opisthotonos
body is stretched backward in a tetanic spasm
*emprosthotonos
body is stretched forward in a tetanic spasm
*pleurothotonos
body is stretched to the side in a tetanic spasm
*orthotonos
the body is held rigidly stretched in a straight line
*parotid gland
runs alongside the ear; one of the glands that supplies saliva to the mouth
*parotitis
Inflammation of the parotid gland; an acute, contagious disease commonly known as mumps
*rheum
a watery discharge, word related to the verb rhein and meaning "that which flows"
*rheumatism
thought to be caused by a flowing of the humors in the body
*ptomaine
generic name for certain alkaloid bodies found in decaying animal and vegetable matter; coined in 1876 by Italian scientist Franz Salmi
*capillary
from Latin, pertaining to hair
*telangiosis
any disease of the capillaries
*telangioma
a tumor made up of dilated capillaries