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chrom/o

color(s)

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chlor/o

green

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cyan/o

blue

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erythr/o

red

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leuk/o

white

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poli/o

grey

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melan/o

black

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xanth/o

yellow

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(Combining forms) aden/o

gland

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cyt/o

cells

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epitheli/o

epithelium, external covering

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hist/o

tissue

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lip/o

fat

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my/o

muscle

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viscer/o

internal organs

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system/o

system

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neur/o

nerve

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-pathy, path/o

disease

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cancer/o or carcin/o

cancer

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eti/o

cause (of disease)

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sarc/o

flesh, connective tissue

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-oma, onc/o

tumor, mass

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rhabd/o

rod-shaped, striated

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lei/o

smooth

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dia-

through

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dys-

difficult, painful, bad

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hyper-

excessive or above

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hypo-

below

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meta-

beyond

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neo-

new

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-al, -ic, -ous

pertaining to

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-osis

abnormal condition, increase when used with blood

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-gen

substance that causes or produces

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-genic

producing, causing

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-sarcoma, sarcoma

malignant tumor (cancerous tumor)

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-plasia

development or formation

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-plasm

material or substance that develops or forms cells or tissue

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diagnosis

identification of a disease or condition

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benign

not malignant (not cancerous), non-recurrent

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malignant

tending to become progressively worse, can cause death

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encapsulated

enclosed in a capsule

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remission

improvement or absence of signs of disease

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carcinoma in situ

cancer in early stage, before invading surrounding tissue

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chemotherapy

treatment for cancer with drugs

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radiation therapy

treatment of cancer with radioactive substance, x-ray