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Amylolysis
amyl- fatty deposit; o-CV; lysis-dissolution, reduction, decomposition, disintegration; meaning- Hydrolysis of starch into sugar in the process of digestion.
Atriotome
atri-atrium; o-CV; tome-instrument for cutting; Noun meaning- instrument used in surgically opening the cardiac atrium
Capillarectasia
capill + ar(y)-capillary; ectasia-dilation, enlargement : meaning- Distention (dilation) of capillary vessels
Cirsomphalos
cirs-dilated and twisted vein, varix; omphal-navel, umbilicus; os(e)- Adj full of, resembling meaning- Varicose veins around the navel
cirsotome
cirs- dilated and twisted vein, varix
o-CV
tome- instrument for cutting
N. An instrument for cutting varicose veins.
coliform
coli- E. coli
-form shape
N. Sieve form; cribriform. 2. A general term applied to some species of the family Enterobacteriaceae, including Escherichia coli, Enterobacter, and Klebsiella species
corona dentis
coron- crown;
-a state/condition
dent- tooth;
-ist N. person interested in
N. The crown of a tooth
coroner
coron- crown
-er N.
N. An official (English crown officer) who investigates and holds inquests concerning people dead from unknown or violent causes
cusp
cusp- point

N. A rounded or cone-shaped point on the crown of a tooth
dextrocardia
dextr- right (side)
o-CV
cardi-heart
-a N. state/condition
N. The condition of having the heart on the right side of the body
ectopia cordis
ec- out of, away from
top- place
-ia N. state/condition

cord- heart
-is
A malposition of the heart in which it lies outside the thoracic cavity
endaortitis
end- w/in
aort- aorta
-itis N. inflamed condition: inflammation
N. Inflammation of the inner layer of the aorta
entopic
en- w/in, in, into
top- place
-ic Adj. pertaining to
Adj. Normally situated; in a normal place. Opposite of ectopic
expectoration
ex- out of, away from
pector- breast, chest
-ation N. indicating action, process of: act of (being), something that is
N. The expulsion of mucus or phlegm from the throat or lungs
extravasation
extra- on the outside, beyond
vas- (blood) vessel; vas deferens
-ation N. indicating action, process of: act of (being), something that is
N. The escape of fluid from its physiologic contained space, e.g., bile, CSF, into the surrounding tissue
formation
form- shape
-ation N. indicating action, process of: act of (being), something that is
N. A structure, shape, or figure
hypertension
hyper- over, above, excessive, beyond normal
tensi- stretch
-ion N. the act of
N. Greater than normal tension or tone
hypotensive
hypo- under, deficient, below normal
tens- stretch
-ive Adj. pertaining to
Adj. Characterized by or causing low blood pressure
nasoseptitis
nas- nose
o-CV
sept- wall, partition
-itis N. inflamed condition: inflammation
N. Inflammation of the nasal septum
nonseptate
non- not
sept- wall, partition
-ate Adj having the form of, possessing; N. name of substance
Adj. Having no dividing walls.
occlude
ob- (oc b/f c) against, toward; very, thoroughly
-clud- close
-e
To close up, obstruct, or join together, as bringing the biting surfaces of opposing teeth together
pectorophony
pector- chest, breast
o- CV
phon- voice, sound
-y N. state/condition
The distinct transmission of vocal sounds during auscultation of the chest with a stethoscope
phlebectopia
phleb- vein
ec- outside of
top- place
-ia N.state/condition
Abnormal position of a vein
phlebomyomatosis
phleb- vein
o-CV
my- muscle
oma- tumor
-osis N. abnormal, diseased condition
N. Thickening of the tissue of a vein from an overgrowth of muscular fibers
pulmometry
pulm- lung, pulmonary artery
o- CV
metr- measure
-y N. state/condition
N. Determination of capacity of the lungs
regurgitant
re- back, again
gurgit- flood, flow
-ant Adj. -ing added to end of verb; N. person/thing that does something
Adj. A flow or flooding back in the opposite direction
sinistrocerebral
Sinistr – left
o-CV
cerebr – brain
-al Adj. pertaining to, located in
Adj. Located in the left side of the brain
sinogram
sin- sinus
o-CV
-gram N. record of the activity of an organ
N. A radiograph of a sinus tract
systole
syn- (n is dropped b/f s) together, with, joined
stol- send contraction
Contraction of the chambers of the heart
tachyarrhythmia
tachy-rapid
a- not
rrhythm-heartbeat
ia- N. abnormal condition
N. Any cardiac rhythm disturbance in which the heart rate exceeds 100 beats per minute
tensiometer
tensi- strech
o- CV
meter- instrument for measuring
N. A device for determining the surface tension of liquids
thrombectomy
thromb- blood clot
-ectomy surgical exision; removal of all/part of an organ
Surgical removal of a thrombus
thromboclasis
thromb- blood clot
o-CV
clas- break up, destroy
-sis N. state/condition
N. The breaking up of a thrombus
topagnosis
top- place
a- not
gnos- know
sis N. state/condition
N. Loss of the ability to localize the site of tactile sensations
toponarcosis
top- place
o- CV
narc- stupor, numbness
-osis N. abnormal/diseased condition
N. Local anesthesia
vagotropism
vag- vagus nerve
o-CV
trop- turning, affecting
-ism N. state, condition, quality
N. Affinity for the vagus nerve, as a drug
vagus
vag- vagus nerve
-us masculine singular ending
vascular
vas- bl. vessle, vas deferens
cul- (diminutive)small
-ar Adj. pertaining to, located in
Adj. Pert. to or composed of blood vessels
ventricular
ventr- belly, abdomen, abdominal cavity
i-CV
cul- (diminutive)small
-ar Adj. pertaining to, located in
Adj. Pert. to a ventricle
ventroscopy
ventr- belly, abdomen, abdominal cavity
o-CV
-scopy N. examination
N. Examination of the abdominal cavity
amylophagia
amyl- starch
o- CV
phag- swallow eat
-ia N. state/condition
N. Abnormal craving for starch
anginophobia
angin- choking pain, angina pectoris
o-CV
phob- fear
-ia N. state/condition
Morbid fear of an attack of angina pectoris
aortarctia
aort- aorta
arct- compress
-ia N. state/condition
N. Aortic narrowing