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Medical Word Parts - Letter: m


TermDefinition
macro-large
macul/ospot
-malaciasoftening
malleol/omalleolus (The bony prominence on either side of the ankle)
mamm/obreast
mandibul/omandible (lower jaw bone)
-maniaobsession with
mast/obreast
mastoid/orounded protrusion of bone behind the ear
maxill/oupper jawbone formed from the fusion of two maxillary bones
meat/oa natural opening
medi/omiddle
-megalyenlargement
melan/oblack, dark
men/omenstruation, menses
mening/omembranes
ment/omind
meta-beyond, change
metacarp/ometacarpal (five cylindrical bones extending from wrist to fingers)
metatars/ometatarsal (five cylindrical bones that extend from heel to toes)
-metermeasurement, instrument to measure
metr/outerus (womb)
-metryto measure
micro-small
morph/oshape, form
muscul/omuscle
my/omuscle
myc/ofungus
myel/ospinal cord, bone marrow
myocardi/omyocardium (heart muscle)
myring/otympanic membrane (eardrum)

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