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blas/o

-blast
germ or bud

erythroblastemia
megaloblast
chrom/o
chromat/o
color

chromic
hemochromatosis
chyl/o
juice

chylemia
hem/o
hemat/o
blood

hemostat
hemotopoiesis
immun/o
safe

immunology
lymph/o
clear fluid

lymphogenous
morph/o
form

morphologic
myel/o
bone marrow (spinal cord)

myelogenous
phag/o
eat or swallow

phagocytosis
plas/o
formation

aplastic
reticul/o
a net

reticulocyte
splen/o
spleen

splenomegaly
thromb/o
clot

thrombocyte
thym/o
thymus gland

thymic
plasma
liquid portion of the blood and lymph containing water, proteins, salts, nutrients, hormones, vitamins, cellular components
serum
liquid portion of the blood left after the clotting process
erythrocyte
red blood cell that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide within the bloodstream
hemoglobin
protein-iron compound contained in the erythrocyte that has bonding capabilities for the transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide
leukocyte
white blood cell that protects the body from invasion of harmful substances
granulocytes
a group of leukocytes containing granules in their cytoplasm
neutrophil
a granular leukocyte, named for the neutral stain of its granules that fights infection by swallowing bacteria
polymorphonuclear leukocyte
PMN
neutrophil, named for the many segments present in its nucleus
band
an immature neutrophil
eosinophil
a granular leukocyte, named for the rose-color stain of its granules, that increases with allergy and some infections
basophil
a granular leukocyte, named for the dark stain of its granules, that brings anticoagulant substances to inflamed tissues
agranulocytes
a group of leukocytes without granules in their nucleus
lymphocyte
an agranulocytic leukocyte that is active in the process of immunity: T, B, NK, K
monocyte
an agranulocytic leukocyte that performs phagocytosis to fight infection
platelets
thrombocytes, cell fragments in the blood essential for blood clotting (coagulation)
thymus
the primary gland of the lymphatic system, located within the mediastinum, helps maintain the body's immune response by producing T lymphocytes