Medical Terminology 350 Lesson 7

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Word roots and terminals as presented on pp. 119-136.
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adnexa

Ties, connections; appendages or adjacent parts

Audionym: annex

See the annex tied or connected to the main building with a rope!

2

antr-

Cavity or chamber/ a sinus; a hollow space, a cavity

Audionym: ant tree

See the ant in a tree falling into a gigantic cave-in!

3

-asthenia

Weakness, lack of strength, "not strong"

Audionym: his thin knee

See his thin knee with a weekly calendar tied around it!

4

astr-

Star-shaped/ resembling a star in form

Audionym: astronaut

See the astronaut with the star-shaped head!

5

-crine

To secrete

Audionym: cry'n

See the person cry'n to see the crate!

6

dacry-

Tear/ tear of the eye/ tear production

Audionym: daiquiri (mixed drink)

See the daiquiri crying a gigantic tear!

lacrim- = body parts of structures having to do with the production of tears

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dura

Hard/ used principally as a shortened form of dura mater, the outermost, toughest, and most fibrous of the three membranes (meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord

Audionym: door

See the door with hard hats all over it!

8

fascia

Sheet; band/ a sheet or hand of fibrous tissue

Audionym: face sheet

See the face with a sheet over it and the band playing on it!

9

helio-

Sun, light; sunlight

Audionym: heel

See the heel with the sun bursting out of it!

10

hypno-

Sleep

Audionym: hypnotist

See the hypnotist putting himself to sleep!

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iso-

Equal/ alike; the same

Audionym: I sew

See the lady saying, "I sew with a quail" as she sews with a quail!

12

lapar-

Abdominal wall/ loin (part of the back between the end of the ribs and hip), flank (part of the side between the ribs and the hip)

Audionym: lap

See the lap holding an apple and a wall!

13

malign-

Bad; harmful/ the tendency to progressively get worse

Audionym: my leg

See "my leg" made of a baseball bat!

14

ment-

The mind

Audionym: mint

See the two people pulling and fighting over the mint saying, "Mine! Mine!"

15

ocul-

Eye

Audionym: a kool (drink)

See the image of "a kool" with a huge eye on it!

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part-

Labor; bring forth; bear/ giving birth; delivery

Audionym: part

See the part in the hair with a laborer bringing forth a two by four!

17

pod-

Foot

Audionym: pod (container)

See the pod with a gigantic foot sticking out of it!

18

scirr(h)

Hard/ relating to a hard tumor

Audionym: skirt

See the skirt with hard hats all over it!

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scler(a)

Hard/ hardness; also "the white of the eye"

Audionym: scholar

See the scholar wearing a hard hat!

20

sept-

Wall; fence/ a dividing / a wall or membrane

Audionym: sipped

See the person sipping a drink through a wall with a fence on it!

21

sinus

Hollow space/ cavity; hollow; recess

Audionym: sign us

See the baseball players saying, "Sign us in the hollow space!"

22

somato-

Body/ the body

Audionym: sew my toe

See the man saying, "I sew my toe onto my body!"

23

tarso-

Ankle region; instep

Audionym: tar

See the tar with a triangle stuck into it!

DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH torso which refers to the upper body

24

-tope

Place/ location

Audionym: top

See the top spinning with a placemat on it!

25

trachel-

Neck, neck-like structure

Audionym: tray coal

See the tray of coal with a neck sticking out of it!

26

-ance, -ancy

A state or condition; the act of

Suffix, noun

27

-ition

Same meaning as -ation; a process, action, or condition

Suffix, noun

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-ician

Of or belonging to; frequently , a person belonging to or associated with

Suffix, noun