Letter T – Cusis Medical Term Medical Terminology – A to Z

Cusis Medical Term Medical terminology is used to precisely describe the human body components, processes, illnesses, medical procedures, and pharmacology. Medical terms are used in the field of medicine, and clinical settings. This section deals with med terms beginning with the letter “T”, and features a list of medical suffixes, prefixes and roots.

tachy-  fast
tal/o  talus
tars/o  tarsus; hindfoot or ankle
tauto-  identical, same
tax/o  order; coordination
techn/o  skill, art
tel/o  complete
tele/o  distant
temp/o, tempor/o  period of time, the temples
ten  deca-
ten/o  tendon
tendin/o  tendon
-tension  pressure
tens/o  stretched, strained
tephr/o  gray (ashen)
terat/o  monster; malformed fetus
test/o  testis
tetan/o  tetanus
tetra-  four
thalam/o  thalamus
thalass/o  sea
thanat/o  death
the/o  put; place
thec/o  sheath
thel/o  nipple
therapeut/o  treatment
-therapy  treatment
therm/o  heat
thorac/o  chest
-thorax  chest; pleural cavity
three  tri-
thromb/o  clot
-tropia  to turn
thym/o  thymus gland
-thymia  mind (condition of)
-thymic  pertaining to mind
thyr/o  thyroid gland; sheild
thyroid/o  thyroid gland
tibi/o  tibia (shin bone)
-tic  pertaining to
toc/o  labor; birth
-tocia  labor; birth (condition of)
-tocin  labor; birth (a substance for)
tom/o  to cut
-tome  instrument to cut
-tomy  process of cutting
ton/o  tension
tone/o  to stretch
tonsill/o  tonsil
top/o  place; position; location
torso  twisted
tox/o  poison
toxic/o  poison
trache/o  trachea (windpipe)
trans-  across; through
traumat/o  trauma, injury, wound
trem/o, tremul/o  shaking, trembling
-tresia  opening
tri-  three
trich/o  hair
trigon/o  trigone (area within the bladder)
tri/o  to sort out, sorting
-tripsy  to crush
troph/o  nourishment; development
-trophy  nourishment; development (condition of)
-tropia  to turn
-tropic  turning
-tropin  stimulate; act on
tub/o  tube
tumesc/o, -tumescence  swelling
tympan/o  tympanic membrane (eardrum); middle ear
-type  classification; picture
typhl/o  cecum, blindness

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