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Medical Word Parts - Letter: p


TermDefinition
pachy-thick
palat/opalate
pale/oearly, primitive, old
palliat/osoothe, relieve
palp/otouch gently
palpebr/oeyelid
pan-all
pancreat/opancreas
pant/owhole, all
papill/onipple, optic disc
papul/opapule, pimple
-parato bear offspring
para-abnormal, near
parathyroid/oparathyroid glands
-paresisweakness, slight paralysis
pari-equal
pariet/owall
-partumchildbirth
patell/opatella (kneecap)
path/odisease
-pathydisease
pector/ochest
ped/ochild, foot
pedicul/olouse
pel/omud, clay
pelv/ipelvis
-peniadeficiency
penta-five
-pepsiadigestion
per-through
peri-around, surrounding
pericardi/opericardium
perine/operineum (surface region in both males and females between the pubic symphysis and the coccyx)
peritone/operitoneum (serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity)
pero-deformed
perone/ofibula
pest/ipests, plague
-petalmoving forward
petr/ostone, stone-like hardness
-pexysurgical fixation
phac/opertaining to lens
phag/oeat, swallow
-phagiaeating, swallowing
-phagyeating, devouring
phak/opertaining to lens
phalang/ophalanx (any bone of the finger or toe)
phall/openis
phanero-visible, apparent
pharmac/odrugs
pharyng/othroat
phas/ospeech
-phasiaspeech
-philattraction
phil/oattraction
-philiaaffinity for
phleb/ovein
phlebo-vein
phobiaabnormal fear
-phobiaabnormal fear
phon/osound, voice
phor/oto carry
phot/olight
phren/odiaphragm, mind
phreni-diaphragm, mind
phyl/orace, species, type
-phylaxisprotection
phyll-leaf
phyllo-leaf
physi-physical, natural
physo-swelling, gas
phyt-plants
pico-one trillionth
piez/opressure
pil/ohair
pin/oto drink
pituitar/opituitary
-plakiapatches
plan/oflat, plan, level
plani-flat, level
plant/osole of the foot
plas/oformation, development
-plasmformation
plasm-mold, shape
plasmo-plasma
plast/oformation
-plastysurgical repair
platy-broad, flat
-plegiaparalysis
plesio-near, similar
pless/istriking, percussion
pleur/opleura, rib
plex/onetwork of nerves, plexus
plic/ofold
pluri-several, more
-pneabreathing
pneo-air, breath, breathing
pneum/olung, air
pneumon/olung
-podfoot
pod-foot
podo-foot
-poiesisproduction, formation
poikil-irregular, varied
polio-gray
poly-many
pon/ofatigue, exhaustion, overwork
por/opassage, opening, duct
-posiadrinking, fluid intake
posit/oplace, arrangement
post-after, behind
poster/oback
-prandialmeal
-praxiato perform, action
pre-before, in front of
presby/oold age
primi-first
pro-before, in front of
proct/oanus and rectum
pros/oforward, anterior
prosop/oface
prostat/oprostate
prot-first
prote/oprotein
proto-first
proxim/onearest
psamm/osand
pseud-false
pseudo-false
psor/oitching
psych/omind
psyche-mind
-pterygiumabnormality of conjunctiva
-ptosisdrooping, prolapse
-ptysisspitting
ptyyal/osaliva
pub/opubic, pubes
pulm/olung
pulmon/olung
puls/obeating, to beat
-punctureto pierce a surface
pupill/opupil
purpur/opurple
purul/opus formation
py/opus
pyel/orenal pelvis
pyg/obuttocks
pykn/othick, dense, compact
pyl/eportal vein
pylor/opylorus (opening between the stomach and duodenum)
pyr/ofire, fever
pyret/ofever
pyrex/ofever

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