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derm/o

skin

ex. 'dermabrasion' - surgical procedure used to resurface the skin and remove imperfections

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dermat/o

skin

3

kerat/o

keratin, horny layer of the skin

ex. 'keratinous' - containing keratin; horny

4

melan/o

dark, black, melanin

ex. 'melanosome' - a small cellular body that produces melanin

5

hidr/o

sweat, perspiration

ex. 'anhidrosis' - absence of sweating

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seb/o

sebum, sebaceous gland

ex. 'seborrhea' - excess flow of sebum

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trich/o

hair

ex. 'trichomycosis' - fungal infection of the hair

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onych/o

nail

ex. onychia - inflammation of the nail and nail bed

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Keratin

A protein that thickens and toughens the skin and makes up hair and nails

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Sebum

A fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands that lubricates the skin and hair.