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ACCEPT
to receive willingly; to agree to.
EXCEPT
to take out or leave out; not including; other than.
ADENOCYST
an adenoma in which there is a cyst formation.
ADENOSIS
any DISEASE of the glands; the abnormal development or formation of gland tissue.
AFFECT
to produce an effect or change on or to exert an influence over (VERB)

external expression of emotion (NOUN)
EFFECT
to cause to come into being, to bring about, accomplish, execute (VERB)

result, outcome, intent, fulfillment, influence, consequence (NOUN)
AFFECTIVE
relating to, arising from, or influencing feelings or emotions.
EFFECTIVE
capable of bringing about an effect; exerting positive influence; productive of results, etc.
AFFERENT
Centripetal, conveying TOWARD a center.
EFFERENT
Centrifugal, conveying AWAY FROM a center.
ALLUSION
to refer indirectly or by suggestion
ELUSION
escaping the notice of, an avoidance of, the eluding of something
ILLUSION
a misleading sensory image, such as a mirage; a false interpretation of a real sensory image
DELUSION
a false belief that is firmly maintained in spite of proof or evidence to the contrary.
AIDE
a person who acts as an assistant, as an aide de camp, nurse's aide, or a teacher's aide.
AID
assistance; an assisting device, as a hearing aid, orthotic aid, or aid in transfers.

NOTE: that the term refers to an object
ACCESS
capacity to enter or approach; to get at
AXIS
a line about which a revolving body turns or about which a structure would turn if it did revole; the second cervical vertebra.
ANURESIS
RETENTION of urine in the bladder
ENURESIS
the involuntary discharge of urine after the age at which urinary control should have been achieved: BED WETTING
ACIDIC
of or pertaining to an acid; acid-performing.
ASCITIC
pertaining to or characterized by ascites; the effusion and accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity.
ARTHRECTOMY
the excision of a joint
ATHERECTOMY
the excision of an atheromatous plaque (from an atery).
ATONIC
lacking normal tone or strength
ATOPIC
pertaining to ATOPY (a genetic predisposition toward the development of hypersensitivity reactions: allergies!)
ATOXIC
not poisonous; not due to a poison.
ATROPHIC
pertaining to or characterized by ATROPHY: WASTING AWAY (a diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or part)
ECTOPIC
pertaining to or characterized by DISPLACEMENT or MALPOSITION; located away from normal position; arising from abnormal site or tissue.
AURAL
pertaining to or perceived by the EAR.
ORAL
pertaining to the MOUTH; taken through or applied in the mouth.
BOLUS
a rounded mass of food or medicinal preparation ready to swallow.
BULLOUS
pertaining to or characterized by bullae (a large vesicle, more than 5 mm in circumference, containing SEROUS or seropurulent FLUID--also called a bleb or a blister).
BRACHIAL
pertaining to the ARM
BRANCHIAL
pertaining to or resembling the "gills of a fish" and having reference to structures in the lateral neck.
BRONCHIAL
pertaining to one or more bronchi (air passages of the lung)
BULBUS
a rounded mass or enlargement (NOUN)
BULBOUS
having the form or nature of a bulb; bearing or arising from a bulb. (adjective)
CALLUS
localized hyperplasia of the horny layer of the epidermis due to pressure or friction (noun)
CALLOUS
hard, like callus (adjective)