Ampulla

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L. ampulla = a jug. Perhaps an onomatopoetic word, whose sound suggests the object; in this case fluid flowing from the jug.

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Anaphylaxis

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Gr. ana = "excessive", phylaxis = “protection”. Used to describe the excessive immunological reaction of the body to an antigen. source

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Anaplasma phagocytophilum

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Gr. an-  = without, and plasma  = shape, phagocyte + L. phile = loving. A species of tickborne bacteria that causes human granulocytic anaplasmosis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum (named for its affinity for growing…

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Anastomosis

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Gr. ana = up, stoma  = mouth. Used to describe the connection of two canals (e.g. blood vessels).

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Aneurysm

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Gr. ana  = across, eurys = broad. Describing a widening of vessels.

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Angiostronylus

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Gr. angeion = vessel, and strongylos = round Angiostrongylus is a genus of parasitic nematodes (roundworms) in the family Angiostrongylidae, 2 species of which are known to parasitize humans. A. cantonensis…

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