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abdominal

abominable

pertaining to the abdomen

detestable; unpleasant or disagreeable

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abduction

adduction

moving away from (often dictated as “a-b-duction”)

drawing toward (often dictated as “a-d-duction”)

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aberrant

apparent

wandering; abnormal

clear or obvious; visible

4

abject

object

existing in a low condition, as in abject poverty

to oppose (v); something on which one is focused (n)

5

ablation

oblation

surgical removal

religious offering

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accent

ascent

assent

characteristic pronunciation

rising or moving upward; upward slope or incline

to agree with (v); agreement (n)

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accept

except

to receive willingly; to regard as proper

other than; to leave out or exclude

8

access

axis

excess

means of approach; the ability or right to approach

center

more than usual

9

acetic

acidic

sour

acid-forming

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aesthetic

ascitic

asthenic

characterized by increased awareness of beauty

pertaining to an accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity

pertaining to or characterized by a lack or loss of energy

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esthesic

esthetic

mental perception of sensation

improvement in appearance

12

afferent

efferent

Towards the center

Away from the center

13

Acufex

Acuflex an intraocular lens

arthroscopic instruments

an intraocular lens

14

adverse

averse

contrary to one’s interests; undesirable, unwanted, as in adverse reaction

having a feeling of dislike or revulsion, as in averse to taking risks

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advice

advise

opinion about what should be done (n)

to counsel, recommend, or inform (v)

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aerogenous

erogenous

gas-producing

arousing erotic feelings, as in erogenous zone

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affect

effect

to influence (v), as in he affected her deeply; external expression of emotion (n), as in a flat affect (psych)

to bring about (v), as in effect a change; result (n), as in cause and effect

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afferent

efferent

toward a center

outward from a center

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affusion

effusion

infusion

act of pouring a liquid on

liquid which escapes into tissue

introduction of a liquid solution through a vein or tissue

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alfa

alpha

international spelling for alpha, as in interferon alfa

first letter of the Greek alphabet; the first one; the beginning

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allude

elude

elute

make reference to

evade

extract or remove

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allusion

elution

illusion

indirect but pointed meaning or reference

separation by washing of one solid from another

erroneous perception of reality

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alkalosis

ankylosis

increased
alkalinity of blood and tissues

immobilization of a joint

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all

awl

the whole amount

a pointed instrument

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alternate

alternating

alternative

a person acting in the place of another, as in an alternate delegate (n); to do by turns (v)

happening by turns, as in alternating movements

a choice between two possibilities, as in the only alternative

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anecdote

antidote

an amusing or interesting short story

a remedy for counteracting a poison

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anergia

inertia

inactivity

inability to move spontaneously

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anuresis

enuresis

retention of urine in the bladder

involuntary discharge of urine after the age at which control should have been achieved; bed-wetting

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aphagia

aphakia

aphasia

aplasia

refusal or inability to swallow

absence of the lens of the eye, most commonly caused by extraction of a cataract

speech disorder that involves a defect or loss of the power of expression by speaking, writing, or signing; also inability to comprehend spoken or written language

lack of development of an organ or tissue

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apparent

abberrant

clear, obvious

off course, abnormal