Medical Terminology Letter D



dacry/o tear
dactyl/o digit (finger or toe)
deca- ten (10¹)
deci- one tenth (10⁻¹)
demi- half
dem/o people
dent/i tooth
derm/o, dermat/o skin
desicc/o to dry
-desis surgical fixation, fusion
desm/o ligament
deuter/o second, secondary
dextr/o right
di- two
dia- through, throughout
didym/o a twin, testis
-didymus conjoined twin
dilat/o enlarge, expand
dipl/o double
dips/o thirst
dis- apart, to separate
dist/o distant
dolich/o long
dolor/o pain
dors/o back
drom/o, -drome running
duct/o to lead
duoden/o duodenum
dynam/o power, strength
-dynia pain
dys- bad, difficult, painful