Medical Terminology Letter M



-malacia softening
mamm/o breast
-mania madness, obsessive, preoccupation
-masesis mastication, chewing
mast/o breast
maxill/o maxilla
mediastin/o mediastinum
medic/o heal, healing
medi/o middle
medull/o medulla, marrow
mega- million (10⁶)
-megaly enlargement
mega-, megalo- large
melan/o black
meli-, melit- honey, sugar
mel/o limbs, limb
mening/o meninges, membranes
men/o menses, menstruation
ment/o mind
mer/o part
meso- middle
meta- after, beyond, change
metall/o metal
-meter instrument for measuring
method/o procedure, technique
metr/o uterus
-metry process of measuring
micro- one millionth (10⁻⁶), small
milli- one thousandth (10⁻³)
-mimesis imitation, simulation
mi/o less, smaller
mis/o hatred of, aversion
-mnesia memory
mogi- difficult
mono- one
morph/o shape, form
mort/o death
-motor movement, motion
muc/o mucus
multi- many, much
muscul/o muscle
mutilat/o to maim, disfigure
myc/o fungus
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
my/o, myos/o muscle
myring/o eardrum
myx/o mucus