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Medical Word Parts - Letter: a


TermDefinition
a-no, not, without, away from
ab-away from
abdomin-abdomen
ablat/oto remove, to destroy
abrad/oto scrape, to wear away
-acpertaining to
acanth/othorny, sharp spine
acar/omites
acid/oacid, sour, bitter
acou-hear
acr/oextremities, top
actin/oradiation, ray
acu-needle
acu/osharp, severe
-adtoward, in the direction of
ad-toward, increase
aden/ogland
adenoid/oadenoids
adip/ofat
adren/oadrenal glands
aer-air
agit/orapidity, restlessness
-agoguesimulator, agent causing change
-agrasevere pain
-alrelating to
albin/owhite, deficient pigmentation
albo-white
-algesiapain
-algiapain
aliment/onutrition
allo-other
alveol/oalveolus
ambi-both, both sides, around
ambly/odull, dim
ambul/owalking
amni/oamnion, sac around embryo
amyl-starch
-anpertaining to
an-not, without, away from
an/oanus, ring
ana-up, apart, again
andr/omale
andro-male
angi/oblood or lymph vessel
anis-unequal
ankyl/obent, stiff
anomal/oirregular
ante-forward, before
anter/ofront
anthrac/ocarbon, coal
anthrop/ohuman life
anti-against
antr/oantrum, cavity
aort/oaorta
-apheresisseparation, removal
aphth/oulcer
apic/oapex
apo-separate, away from
append/oappendix
aque/owater
-arpertaining to
arch-beginning, origin, first
arteri/oartery
arteriol/osmall artery
arthr/ojoint
articul/ojoint
-arypertaining to
-aseenzyme
aspir/oinhaling
asthen-weakness
astr/ostar
atelo-incomplete, imperfect
ather/oplaque, soft fatty deposit
atmosteam, vapor
-atresiaclosure, occlusion
atreto-closed
atri/oatrium
audi/ohearing
aur/oear
auto-self, same
aux/ogrowth
axi/oaxis
axill/oarmpit
azot/onitrogen

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