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Medical Word Parts - Letter: m


TermDefinition
macro-large
macul/ospot
mal-bad, deficient
-malaciasoftening
mamm-breast
mamm/obreast
mandibul/omandible (lower jaw bone)
-maniaobsession with
-masesischewing, mastication
mast/obreast
mastoid/orounded protrusion of bone behind the ear
maxill/oupper jawbone formed from the fusion of two maxillary bones
meat/oa natural opening
medi/omiddle
medull/omedulla, marrow
mega-large, great
-megalyenlargement
mel/olimb
melan/oblack, dark
meli-honey, sugar
men/omenstruation, menses
mening/omembranes
ment/omind
-mersmallest unit of a repeating structure, member of a particular group
mer/opart, partial
mes-middle, mean
meso-middle
meta-beyond, change
-metermeasurement, instrument to measure
method/oprocedure, technique
metr/outerus (womb)
-metryto measure
micro-small
milli-one thousandth
-mimesisimitation, simulation
mio-smaller
mis/oopposite, aversion
-mnesiamemory
mogi-difficult
mon/osingle, one
morph/oshape, form
mort/odeath
mot-move
-motormotion
muc/omucus
multimany, much
muscul/omuscle
my/omuscle
myc/ofungus
myel/ospinal cord, bone marrow
myocardi/omyocardium (heart muscle)
myring/otympanic membrane (eardrum)
myx/omucus

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