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abras/o
rub or scrape off
albin/o
white
alopec/o
mangy, baldness
cerumin/o
cerumen
crypt/o
hidden
cutane/o
skin
cyan/o
blue
-cyte
cell
derm/o
skin
diaphor/o
sweat
ecchym/o
pouring out of juice
epi-
upon, above, on, upper
erythem/o
flushed, redness
-esis
state or condition
furuncul/o
furunculus, a boil, an infection
gangren/o
eating sore, gangrene
hemangi/o
blood vessel
-ia
state or condition
-itis
inflammation
lacer/o
torn, mangled
lip/o
fat, lipid
melan/o
black, dark
myc/o
fungus
nev/o
birthmark, mole
onych/o
fingernail or toenail
-oma
tumor, neoplasm
-osis
disease
petechi/o
skin spot
prurit/o
itch
seb/o
sebum, wax, suet
sub-
under, less, below
-us
thing
xanth/o
yellow
xer/o
dry
cyanosis
a blue, gray, or dark purple discoloration of the skin or mucous membranes caused by deoxygenated or reduced hemoglobin in the blood
diaphoresis
profuse sweating
ecchymosis
a bruise that is superficial bleeding under the skin or a mucous membrane
hemangioma
a benign tumor of dilated blood vessels
lipocyte
a cell that stores fat
nevus
a congenital discoloration of a circumscribed area of the skin due to pigmentation
onychocryptosis
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petechia
small, purplish, hemorrhagic spots on the skin that appears in patients with platelet deficiences & in many febrile illnesses
pruritis
a tingling or faintly burning skin sensation that prompts a person to rub or scratch
subcutaneous tissue
areolar & adipose tissue found between the dermis & the muscles
xanthoderma
yellowness of the skin
xeroderma
roughness & dryness of the skin
abrasion
scraping away of skin or mucous membranes as a result of injury or by mechanical means
abcess
a localized collection of pus in any body part that results from invasion of a pyogenic bacterium or other pathogen
albino
a person afflicted with albinism
alopecia
absence or loss of hair, esp of the head
cellulitis
a spreading bacteria infection of the skin & subcutaneous tissues, usually caused by streptococcal or staphyloccal
cerumen
a substance secreted by glands at the outer third of the ear canal
comedo
the typical small skin lesions of acne vulgaris & seborrheic dermatitis
cyst
a closed sac or pouch, with a definite wall, that contains fluid, semifluid, or solid material
dermis
the layer of skin lying immediately under the epidermis; the true skin
epidermis
the outermost layer of the skin
erythema
reddening of the skin
furuncle
boil
gangrene
necrosis or death of tissues, usually resulting from deficient or absent blood supply
laceration
a wound or irregular tear of the flesh
melanin
the pigment produced by melanocytes that gives color to hair, skin, the substantia nigra of the brain, & the choroid of the eye
polyp
a swelling or excrescence emanating from a mucous membrane
sebaceous gland
an oil secreting gland of the skin
sebum
a fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands of the skin