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Medical Word Parts - Letter: s


TermDefinition
sacchar-sugar
sacr/osacrum (large bone at base of spine)
sagitt/ofrom front to back, arrow
salping/ofallopian tube
sanit/ahealth
sap/osoap
sapro-rotten
sarc/oflesh, connective tissue
-sarcomacancer of connective tissue
saur/olizard
scaph/oboat-shaped, scapha
scapul/oscapula (shoulder blade)
scat-dung
scel/oleg
-schisiscleft, split
schisto-split, cleft
schiz-division
scint/ispark
scirrh/ohard, hard tumor
scler-hard
scler/owhite of eye, hard
-sclerosisabnormal hardening
scoli/ocurved, crooked
-scopeinstrument used to view
-scopyprocess of viewing
scot/odarkness
scrot/oscrotum
seb/osebum, oil, fatty
semi-half
semin/isemen
sensor/isensory
sept/oseptum, seven
septi-seven
ser/oblood serum
sesqui-one and one-half
sex-six
sial/osaliva
sialaden/osalivary gland
sicc-dry
sider/oiron
sigmold/osigmoid colon
silic/osilica, quartz
sinistr/oleft
sino-sinus
sinus/osinus
-siscondition
sito-bread, food
skeleto-skeleton
socio-social, society
somat/obody
-somebody
somn/osleep
son/osound
-spadiato tear, cut
span/oscarce
-spasmsudden, involuntary muscle contradtion
spasmo-spasm
spectr-appearance
sperm/osperm cells
sperma-sperm, seed
sphen/owedge, wedge-shaped
sphenoid/osphenoid (compound bone at base of skull)
spher/osphere, round
sphygmo-pulse
spin/ospine
spir/oto breath
splanchn/oviscera
splen/ospleen
spondyl/overtebra, backbone
spongi/osponge-like
spor/ospore, seed
squam/oscaly
-stabilestable, fixed
-stalsiscontraction
staped/ostapes (a middle ear bone)
staphylo-bunch of grapes
-stasismaintenance of level, prevent increase
-statagent or device for keeping something from changing
steat/ofat
-stenosisabnormal narrowing
stere/othree dimensional
stern/osternum (breastbone)
steth/ochest
sthen/ostrength
stich/orows
stom/omouth
stoma-mouth
-stomynew opening
strat/ilayer
strept/otwisted
-stromaconnective or supportive tissue of an organ
stropho-twisted
sub-under, below
succ/ojuice
sud/osweat
super-above, beyond
supra-above, upward
syn-together
synaps/opoint of contact
syndesm/oligament
synovi/osynovial membrane, synovial joint
syphil/osyphilis
syring/otube, pipe, fistula
systol/ocontraction

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