When interpreting complex medical terms, it is best to learn root words and word endings individually. When the words are combined, understanding the meanings will be much simpler.
- gastrectomy (gastr/ectomy) the surgical removal or excision of all or parts of the stomach.
- enteric (enter/ic) means pertaining to or of the intestines.
- hepatomegaly (hepat/o/megal/y) denotes an enlargement of the liver.
- gingivoplasty (gingiv/o/plast/y) denotes the plastic or surgical repair of the gums.
- cholecystectomy (chole/cyst/ectomy)- is the surgical removal or excision of the gallbladder
ostomy- to create an opening
- gastroenterostomy (gastr/o/enter/ostomy) is the surgical creation of an opening between the stomach and the intestines.
- proctoplasty (procto/plast/y) the surgical repair of the anus/rectum
- glossoscopy (glosso/scop/y) refers to the observation or inspection of the tongue.
- dental (dent/al) means pertaining to the teeth
- cholemesis (chol/emesis) denotes vomiting of bile.
- odontic (odont/ic) pertains to the tooth
- cheilocarcinoma (cheil/o/carcin/oma) is a canceroud tumor of the lip
cele- hernia, tumor or swelling
- myocele(my/o/cele) is a herniated tumor of a muscle
- celiotomy (celi/otomy) is the surgical procedure of making an incision or cut into the abdominal cavity.
- circumoral (circum/or/al) refers to the area around the mouth
stoma- mouth or opening
lapar- abdominal wall
- laparogastrostomy (lapar/o/gastr/ostomy) is the creation of a permanent opening to the stomach through the abdominal wall.
phage- to eat, swallow
moment-covering of internal abdominal organs
fistul- pipe, narrow passage
cec- blind passage
- cecum (cec/um) is a large pouch having only one opening located at the beginning of the large intestines.
osis- condition of
- gastrosis (gastr/osis) kondition of the stomach