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Lymph/o

Lymph, lymphatic tissue

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Adenoid/o

Adenoids

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Carcin/o

Cancerous

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Onc/o

Tumor

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Virus

A very simple, frequently pathogenic, microorganism capable of replicating within living cells

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Opportunistic

Seizing the opportunity; taking advantage of the situation

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Metastasis

Movement of cancer cells from one part of the body to another

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Desensitization

The process of making an individual less susceptible to allergens

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Lymphangi/o

Lymph vessel

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-Oma

Tumor, neoplasm

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Sarc/o

Flesh, connective tissue

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Vaccine

Any substance for prevention of a disease

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Permeable

Capable of being penetrated; allowing entrance

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Malignant

A cancerous growth; tumor

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Carcinogen

Cancer causing agent

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Anti-

Against, counter

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Autoimmune

Condition wherein the persons antibodies react against their own normal tissues

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Mutation

Change in an inheritable characteristic

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Lymphaden/o

Lymph node or gland

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Myel/o

Spinal cord,bone marrow

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Neo-

New, strange

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-plasm

Formative material of cells

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Transmission

The process of sending from one place to another

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Neoplasm

New growth

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Immune

Protected or exempt from a disease

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Biopsy

Excision of a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination

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Tonsill/o

Tonsil,throat

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Phag/o

Eat swallow

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Tox/o

Poison, poisonous

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Remission

A period that is disease and symptom free

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Monogamous

An exclusive relationship between two people

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Histamine

A substance normally present in the body

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Allergens

Any substance which causes an allergic reaction

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Abstinence

Refraining from use; being away from

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Benign

Nonmalignant; not cancerous