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Medical Word Parts - Letter: m


TermDefinition
macr-large, long
macro-large
macul/ospot
mal-bad, deficient
-malaciasoftening
malleol/omalleolus (The bony prominence on either side of the ankle)
mamm/obreast
mamma-breast
mandibul/omandible (lower jaw bone)
-maniaobsession with
-masesischewing, mastication
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
medic/ohealing, to heal
meg-large, oversize
mega-large, great
-megalyenlargement
mel/olimb
melan/oblack, dark
meli-honey, sugar
men/omenstruation, menses
mening/omembranes
ment/omind
-mersmallest unit of a repeating structure, member of a particular group
mer/opart, partial
mes-middle, mean
meso-middle
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
method/oprocedure, technique
metr/outerus (womb)
-metryto measure
micr-small
micro-small
millithousand
milli-one thousandth
-mimesisimitation, simulation
mio-smaller
mis/oaversion
-mnesiamemory
mogi-difficult
mono-single, only
morph/oshape, form
mort/odeath
-motormotion
muc-mucus
multimany, much
muscul/omuscle
my/omuscle
myc/ofungus
myel/ospinal cord, bone marrow
myocardi/omyocardium (heart muscle)
myring/otympanic membrane (eardrum)
myx/omucus

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