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Medical Word Parts - Letter: l


TermDefinition
labi/olips, labia
-labileunstable, subject to change
labyrinth/oinner ear
lacrim/otears
lact/omilk
lacti-milk
lal/ospeech
lamin/olamina (part of the vertebral arch that forms the roof of the spinal canal)
lampr/oclear
lapar/oabdominal wall
laryng/olarynx
later/oside
lecith/oyolk, ovum
-legiareading
lei/osmooth
leiomy/osmooth (visceral) muscle
-lemmasheath, confining membrane
lepid/oflakes, scales
-lepsisseizure
-lepsyseizure
lept-thin, slight, slender
leuk/owhite
leukocyt/owhite blood cell
levo-left
-lexiareading, word
lien/ospleen
lingu/otongue
lip/ofat, lipid
-lipsisomit, fail
-listhesisslipping
lith/ostone, calcification
-lithiasispresence of stones
-lithotomyincision for stone removal
lob/olobe
loc-place
-logspeech, words, thought
log-speech, words
logad/owhites of the eyes
-logistspecialist
logo-words, speech
-logystudy of
loph/oridge, crested part
lord/ocurve, swayback
lox/ooblique, slanting
luc/ilight
-lucentlight admitting
lumb/olower back
lumin/olumen (channel within a tube)
lymph/olymph
lymphaden/olymph node
lymphangi/olymph vessel
-lysisloosening, separating
lyso-dissolution, loosen

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