Medical Terminology Group Two

-cytel / cyto-

cell
example: erythrocytes

glycol-

sugar, sweet
example: glycolysis

hyper-

over, above, excessive
example: hypertrophy

hypo-

under, below, deficient
example: hypodermic; under skin

infra-

under, below
example: infrapatellar; under kneecap

inter-

between
example: intercostals; between ribs

intra-

within
example: intraventricular

meta-

beyond, after, change
example: metastasis

mito-

thread, filament
example: mitosis

-phag- / phago-

to eat, to ingest
example: dysphagia

phobo- / i-

fear
example: claustrophobia

pin-

drink
example: pincytosis

telo-

end
example: telophase

chondra- / chondro-

cartilage
example: chondroma; cartilage tumor

hist-

tissue
example: histology

hyal- / hyalo-

glass
example: hyaline cartilage

sero-

watery fluid
example: serosa

lip-

fat
example: lipolysis

osmo-

pushing
example: osmosis

dorsi-

back (posterior)
example: dorsiflexion