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Chapter 16

Chapter Sixteen



Answers to Terminology Section

Terminology Meaning

(textbook pages 656660)

Combining Forms
adipose albinism causalgia electrocautery subcutaneous epidermis dermatitis dermatoplasty dermatologist dermabrasion epidermolysis diaphoresis erythema anhidrosis ichthyosis keratosis leukoplakia lipoma liposuction melanocyte melanoma mycosis onycholysis onychomycosis paronychia dermatophytosis pilosebaceous pyoderma rhytidectomy seborrhea squamous epithelium steatoma trichomycosis subungual xanthoma xeroderma Pertaining to fat. Condition of no pigment in skin, hair, and eyes (white skin). Intense burning sensation in the skin (due to nerve damage). Wires used during surgery to burn through tissue. Pertaining to beneath the skin. Outermost layer of skin. Inflammation of skin. Surgical repair of the skin. Specialist in diseases of the skin. A surgical procedure to remove acne scars, tattoos, and fine wrinkles. Skin is scraped away; sandpaper or mechanical methods are used on frozen skin. Loosening of the skin. Condition of profuse sweating. Condition of redness of the skin (flushing). Condition of lack of sweat. Abnormal condition of dry, scaly skin (fish-like skin). Abnormal condition of thickened areas of the skin (horny cells accumulate). Condition of white plaques on the skin. Tumor (benign) of fat tissue. Removal of subcutaneous fat tissue with a blunt-tipped cannula (tube) through which suction (aspiration) is applied. Cell that forms melanin and is found in the epidermis of the skin. Tumor (malignant) of melanocytes. Any disease caused by fungus. Separation of nail plate from the nail bed in fungal infections or after trauma. Abnormal condition of fungal infection of nails. Condition of inflammation and swelling (infection) of the tissue around the nail. Abnormal condition of fungus (plant) infection in the skin. Pertaining to a sebaceous gland and hair. Condition of pus infection within the skin. Removal of wrinkles. Flow of sebum; disturbance of sebaceous glands marked by increase in the flow of sebum. Pertaining to scale-like cells that cover the outside of the body (epidermis) and line the inner tubes of the body. Fatty mass arising from sebaceous glands; sebaceous cyst. Disease of the hair due to a fungal infection. Pertaining to under a nail. Flat, slightly elevated, rounded plaque or nodule usually found on the eyelids. Abnormal condition of dry, rough skin.

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