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Word root "cyt" means what?
Cell.
The suffix "-logy" means?
Study of.
One who studies "Cytology" is called?
Cytologist.
Composition of similar cells that share common goal, providing movement,protection or secretion?
Tissue.
The study of tissue?
Histology.
One who studies tissue?
Histologist.
What does the prefix "ana-" mean?
up, toward & apart?
What does the prefix "dys-" mean?
bad, abnormal.
What does the prefix "epi-" mean?
Upon.
What does the prefix "hyper-" mean?
excessive,abov normal.
A cancer that bears a dark pigment, caused from pigment producing cells of skin?
Melanoma
melan=r=dark,black
oma=s=tumor
A benign tumor of muscle tissue?
Myoma
my=r=muscle
oma=s=tumor
A new growth of abnormal cells; a tumor?
Neoplasm
neo=p=new
plasm=r=something shaped
A tumor that originates from nervous tissue?
Neuroma
neu=r=nerve
oma=s=tumor
Adjective meaning causing tumors?
Oncogenic
onc/0=r/cv= tumor
-genic=s=formation,causing.
A malignant cancer of bone?
Osteosarcoma
oste/o=r/cv=bone
sarc=r=flesh,muscle
-oma=s=tumor
Benign tumor that starts from skeletal muscle, that consists of rod-shaped cells?
Rhabdomyoma
rhabd/o=r/cv=rod,rod-shape
my=r=muscle
-oma=s=tumor
A tumor arising from connective tissue that is almost/always malignant?
Sarcoma
sarc=r=flesh,muscle
-oma=s=tumor
Mutated genes that cause the reproduction of mutated cells? Can result from exporure to substances that cause DNA damage?
Oncogenes
Genes that are present in the DNA that slow/stop cell growth & division?
Suppressor genes.