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Flashcards in Ch 9 - Male Reproductive System Terminology Deck (21):
1

andr/o

male

ex. androgen - male hormone producing male characteristics

2

balan/o

glans penis

ex. balanitis - inflammation of the glans penis

3

cry/o

cold

ex. cryogenic surgery - destruction of tissue by producing cold temperatures

4

crypt/o

hidden

ex. cryptorchidism - undescended testes

5

epididym/o

epididymis

ex. epididymitis - inflammation of the epididymis

6

gon/o

seed

ex. gonorrhea - flow of seed

7

hydr/o

water, fluid

ex. hydrocele - hernia with water in the scrotal sac

8

orch/o,
orchi/o,
orchid/o

testis, testicle

ex. orchiectomy - removal of the testis

9

pen/o

penis

ex. penile - p. the penis

10

prostat/o

prostate gland

ex. prostatectomy - removal of the prostate gland

11

semin/i

semen, seed

ex. seminiferous tubules - produce sperm in the testes

12

sperm/o,
spermat/o

spermatozoa, semen

ex. spermolytic - destruction of sperm
ex. oligospermia - scanty sperm production
ex. aspermia - lack of formation of semen

13

terat/o

monster

ex. teratoma - monstrous tumor composed of different types of tissue

14

test/o

testis, testicle

ex. testicular - p. the testis

15

varic/o

varicose veins

ex. varicocele - hernia of the vericose veins

16

vas/o

vessel, duct; vas deferens

ex. vasectomy - removal of the vas deferens

17

zo/o

animal life

ex. azoospermia - lack of spermatozoa in the semen

18

-genesis

formation

ex. spermatogenesis - formation of sperm cells

19

-one

hormone

ex. testosterone - male hormone produced by the testis

20

-pexy

fixation, put in place

ex. fixation of the testicle

21

-stomy

new opening

ex. vasovastomy - new opening between each part of the vas deferens (or reversal of vasectomy)