Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Your browser may not support display of this image.
crani – root – skull

ectomy – suffix – the surgical removal of a foreign body or of tissue

craniectomy – the surgical removal of the skull
TIP 1: The cranium is the part of the skull that encloses the brain. It is not the brain. TIP 2: Apendectomy - Hysterectomy

Monday, October 12, 2009


broncho – root – airway, the windpipe

scope – suffix – instrument for viewing

bronchoscope – a lighted, flexible tubular instrument that is inserted into the windpipe for diagnosis and removing inhaled objects

Saturday, October 10, 2009


an – prefix – without

emia – suffix – blood

anemia – a condition in which the

blood is without as many

red blood cells as it needs.