Medical Terminology Letter T



tachy- fast
tact/o touch
tal/o talus
taph/o grave
tars/o tarsus, edge of eyelid
tauto- identical, same
-taxia, tax/o arrangement, coordination
techn/o skill, art
tect/o rooflike
tegment/o covering
tel/e end, distant
tele/o perfect, complete
tel/o end
temp/o, tempor/o period of time, the temples
ten/o tendon
tenont/o tendon
-tension, tens/o stretched, strained
tephr/o gray (ashen)
tera- trillion (10¹²)
terat/o monster
termin/o boundary, limit
terti- third
test/o, testicul/o testis
tetan/o tetanus
tetra- four
thalam/o thalamus
thanat/o death
thec/o sheath
thel/o nipple
theor/o speculation
-therapy, therapeut/o treatment
theri/o animals
therm/o heat
thigm/o touch
thio- presence of sulfur
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clot, thrombus
-thymia mind, emotions
thym/o thymus gland
thyr/o thyroid gland
tibi/o tibia
toc/o, -tocia childbirth, labor
-tome instrument for cutting
tom/o a cutting (section/layer)
-tomy surgical incision
ton/o tone, tension
tonsill/o tonsils
top/o particular place or area
torpid/o sluggish, inactive
tors/o twisting, twisted
tox/o, toxic/o poison
trachel/o neck
trache/o trachea
trachy- rough
trans- across
traumat/o trauma, injury, wound
trem/o, tremul/o shaking, trembling
-tresia opening, perforation
tri- three
trich/o hair
tri/o to sort out, sorting
-tripsy to crush, break
-trophy, troph/o nourishment, growth
-tropia to turn
tubercul/o tubercle, tuberculosis
tub/o tube
-tumescence, tumesc/o swelling
turbid/i cloudy, confused
turg/o, turgid/o to swell, swollen
tympan/o eardrum (tympanic membrane)
type, typ/o class, representative form
typhl/o cecum, blindness
typh/o typhus, typhoid
tyr/o cheese, caseous