Saturday, February 13, 2010

Memorizing medical/scientific word parts -aden-, -adeno-

The goal of Struggling Student's Memory Guide is to develop ways to use association and mnemonic memory techniques, instead of rote memorization, to remember educational information we can use for a lifetime.

blue emboldened words are common or college terms that can be used for word association purposes.

reddish brown emboldened words are medical terms that should be looked up in a medical dictionary for their figurative meanings.

-aden-, -adeno- from Gr. aden, means "gland". [adenoids, lit. like glands or looks like glands, fig. lymphoid tissue, adenogenesis, lit. the production of a gland, adenodiastasis, lit. standing apart from a gland, adenoleiomyofibroma, lit. gland smooth muscle fibrous tumor]

Memory Story: You're in a den (-aden-, not related) full of guys with sweat glands and other glandular problems. What fun, watching football and voluptuous cheerleaders.

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