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Medical Word Parts - Letter: s


TermDefinition
sacr/osacrum (large bone at base of spine)
sagitt/ofrom front to back, arrow
salping/ofallopian tube
sarc/oflesh, connective tissue
-sarcomacancer of connective tissue
scapul/oscapula (shoulder blade)
scler/owhite of eye, hard
-sclerosisabnormal hardening
scoli/ocurved, crooked
-scopeinstrument used to view
-scopyprocess of viewing
scot/odarkness
scrot/oscrotum
seb/osebum
semin/isemen
sept/oseptum.
ser/oblood serum
sial/osaliva
sialaden/osalivary gland
sider/oiron
sigmold/osigmoid colon
sinistr/oleft
sinus/osinus
-siscondition
somat/obody
somn/osleep
son/osound
-spadiato tear, cut
-spasmsudden, involuntary muscle contradtion
sperm/osperm cells
sphenoid/osphenoid (compound bone at base of skull)
spin/ospine
spir/oto breath
splen/ospleen
spondyl/overtebra, backbone
squam/oscaly
-stalsiscontraction
staped/ostapes (a middle ear bone)
-stasismaintenance of level, prevent increase
steat/ofat
-stenosisabnormal narrowing
stere/othree dimensional
stern/osternum (breastbone)
steth/ochest
sthen/ostrength
stom/omouth
-stomynew opening
sub-under, below
supra-above, upward
syn-together
syndesm/oligament
synov/osynovial membrane
synovi/osynovial membrane, synovial joint

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