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adip/o

fat

ex. adipose - full of fat

2

albin/o

white

ex. albinism - defect of little or no melanin production

3

caus/o

burn, burning

ex. causalgia - intense burning sensation in skin and muscles

4

cauter/o

heat, burn

ex. electrocautery - a surgical instrument used to burn through tissue by means of electrical current

5

cutane/o

skin

ex. subcutaneous - p. below the skin

6

derm/o,
dermat/o

skin

ex. epidermis - above the skin
ex. dermatitis - inflammation of the skin
ex. dermatologist - specialist of skin
ex. demabrasion - removal of skin by scraping away
ex. epidermolysis - loosening of the epidermis with the development of large blisters

7

diaphor/o

profuse sweating

ex. diaphoresis - condition of profuse sweating

8

erythem/o,
erythemat/o

redness

ex. erythema - redness of the skin

9

hidr/o

sweat

ex. abnormal condition of no sweat

10

ichthy/o

dry, scaly (fish-like)

ex. ichthyosis - abnormal condition of dry, scaly skin

11

kerat/o

hard

ex. keratosis - abnormal condition of a thick, roughened legion on the skin

12

leuk/o

white

ex. leukoplakia - white, thickened patches on mucous membrane tissue of the tongue or cheek

13

lip/o

fat

ex. lipoma - collection of fat

14

melan/o

black

ex. melanocyte - melanin forming cell
ex. melanoma - malignant skin tumor

15

myc/o

fungus (fungi include yeasts, molds, and mushrooms)

ex. mycosis - condition of fungal infection

16

onych/o

nail

ex. onycholysis - separation of the nail plate from the nail bed
ex. onychomycosis - fungal infection of the nails
ex. paronychia - condition of inflammation and swelling of the soft tissue around the nail

17

phyt/o

plant

ex. dermatophytosis - fungal infection of the skin

18

pil/o

hair, hair follicle

ex. pilosebaceous - p. hair and the sebaceous gland

19

py/o

pus

ex. pyoderma - pus within the skin

20

rhytid/o

wrinkle

ex. rhytidectomy - removal of wrinkles/excess skin

21

seb/o

sebum (oily secretion from sebaceous glands)

ex. seborrhea - excessive secretion from sebaceous glands

22

squam/o

scale-like

ex. squamous epithelium - flat, scale-like cells composing the epidermis

23

steat/o

fat

ex. steatoma - cystic collection of sebum (fatty material)

24

trich/o

hair

ex. hypertrichosis - abnormal condition of excessive hair

25

ungu/o

nail

ex. subungual - p. below the nail

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xanth/o

yellow

ex. xanthoma - yellow nodule under the skin caused by collection of lipids

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xer/o

dry

ex. xerosis - abnormal condition of very dry skin