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acrodermatitis
inflammation of the skin extremities
acromegaly
enlarged extremities
acroparalysis
paralysis of the extremities
adjective
descriptor; modifies nouns
anemia
lack blood; noun
anemic
lack blood; adjective
appendix
glandular tissue below the cecum; singular
appendices
glandular tissue below the cecum; plural
bacillus
rod-shaped bacteria; singular
bacilli
rod-shaped bacteria; plural
bacterium
microorganism group; singular
bacteria
microorganism group; plural
brainstem
midbrain, pons, medulla oblongata
carcinoma
cancer (epithelial origin); singular
carcinomata
cancer (epithelial origin); plural
carpus
wrist bone; noun
carpal
wrist bone; adjective
chickenpox
viral infection with Varicella zoster
combining form
word root plus a vowel
compound word
word made of two or more word roots
condyle
rounded bony process; noun
condylar
rounded bony process; adjective
contraction
condition of shortening a body part (tensing)
crisis
acute (severe) situation; singular
crises
acute (severe) situation; plural
cyanosis
condition of blueness; noun
cyanotic
condition of blueness; adjective
cytometer
instrument that measures (counts) cells
dermatitis
inflammation of the skin
dermatology
the study of the skin, medical specialty
disease
abnormal function or condition
extension
stretching or elongation
gastrectomy
excision of the stomach
gastric
stomach; adjectival form
gastritis
inflammation of the stomach
gastroduodenoscopy
examination by looking into the stomach and the duodenum with a scope
gastroduodenostomy
make a surgical opening between the stomach and duodenum
hydrocele
herniation or sac containing fluid
hydrophobia
abnormal fear of water
hydrotherapy
therapy using water
hyperthyroidism
overactive thyroid condition
ilium
upper pelvic bone; noun
iliac
upper pelvic bone; adjective
inflammation
condition defined by redness, swelling, pain and warmth
inject
put in using a needle; verb
injected
put in using a needle; verb
injecting
put in using a needle; verb
injectable
able to be injected
larynx
voice box; singular
larynges
voice box; plural
lymphadenopathy
disease of a lymph gland
microbe
very small organism
microfilm
image reduced to small size on film
micrometer
one millionth of a meter
microscope
instrument used to look at small structures
microsurgery
surgery using a microscope
mucus
watery substance produced by a membrane; noun
mucous
watery substance produced by a membrane; adjective
neurospasm
nerve spasm (twitching)
noun
name of a person, place, or thing
practitioner
one who practices
prefix
placed before a word root to change its meeting
psychiatrist
specialist in treating mental disorders
radiographer
one who makes x-ray images
sensitivity
quality of being sensitive
spermatozoon
sperm; singular
spermatozoa
sperm; plural
suffix
follows a word root to change its meaning or part of speech
thermometer
instrument that measures thermometer
transport
carry across
verb
action or state of being word
vertebra
spinal bones; singular
vertebrae
spinal bones; plural
vomit
evacuate stomach contents, verb
vomited
evacuate stomach contents, verb
vomiting
evacuate stomach contents, verb
word root
base of a word
-ism
hyperthyroidism
part of speech
condition, state or theory; noun
-tion
contraction
part of speech
condition; noun
-ist
psychiatrist
part of speech
specialist; noun
-er
radiographer
part of speech
one who; noun
-ity
sensitivity
part of speech
quality;noun
-ous
nervous
part of speech
possessing, having, full of; adjective
-able
injectable
part of speech
ability; adjective
-ible
edible
part of speech
ability;adjective
-on
(s)
-a
(p)
-ma
(s)
-mata
(p)
-sis
(s)
-ses
(p)
-nx;singular
-ges
-a; singular
-ae
-us; singular
-i
-um; singular
-a
-is; singular
-es
-ex;singular
-ices
-ix; singular
-ices
-ax; singular
-aces
-osis (noun)
-otic (adj.)
-ia (noun)
-ic (adj.)
--us (noun)
-ous, al (adj.)
-um (noun)
--ac (adj.)
-e (noun)
-ar (adj.)