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Medical Word Parts - Letter: p


TermDefinition
palat/opalate
palpebr/oeyelid
pan-all
pancreat/opancreas
papill/onipple, optic disc
papul/opapule, pimple
-parato bear
para-abnormal, near
parathyroid/oparathyroid glands
-paresisweakness, slight paralysis
pariet/owall
patell/opatella (kneecap)
path/odisease
-pathydisease
pector/ochest
ped/ochild, foot
pelv/ipelvis
-peniadeficiency
-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)
-pexysurgical fixation
phac/opertaining to lens
phag/oeat, swallow
-phagiaeating, swallowing
phak/opertaining to lens
phalang/ophalanx (any bone of the finger or toe)
phall/openis
pharyng/othroat
phas/ospeech
-philattraction
phil/oattraction
phleb/ovein
phobiaabnormal fear
-phobiaabnormal fear
phon/osound, voice
phor/oto carry
phot/olight
phren/odiaphragm, mind
-phylaxisprotection
pil/ohair
pituitar/opituitary
-plakiapatches
plas/oformation, development
-plasmformation
plast/oformation
-plastysurgical repair
-plegiaparalysis
pleur/opleura, rib
plic/ofold
-pneabreathing
pneum/olung, air
pneumon/olung
-poiesisproduction, formation
poly-many
por/opassage, opening, duct
post-after, behind
poster/oback
pre-before, in front of
presby/oold age
pro-before, in front of
proct/oanus and rectum
prostat/oprostate
proxim/onearest
psych/omind
-ptosisdrooping, prolapse
-ptysissplitting
pub/opubic, pubes
pulm/olung
pulmon/olung
pupill/opupil
purpur/opurple
py/opus
pyel/orenal pelvis
pylor/opylorus (opening between the stomach and duodenum)
pyr/ofire, fever
pyrex/ofever

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