Vet Terms

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  • The term for a skull that is larger than normal

  • The term for a larger cell

  • The term for a large cell that destroys things by eating them

  • Something that can be seen by the human eye without the use of a microscope

  • An area in the middle of the retina that is yellow and depressed; may also be referred to as a fovea or macula lutea

  • A medical condition in which vision loss occurs in the middle of the eye

  • A lesion that is less than a single centimeter across; usually flat

  • The young of a fly; tends to be found in dead tissue or decaying tissue

  • The impairment of nutrient intake into the intestines

  • General discomfort of the body

  • Any growth or organ on an animal that is not normal

  • Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads

  • A condition of poor health that results from poor feeding or no feeding at all

  • A condition in which the teeth do not connect properly

  • The positioning of a fetus in an improper way before birth

  • The glands in female animals that are used to produce milk; also called the udder or breast

  • The entire system involved with the production of milk in female animals, including the udder, teats, and inclusive blood vessels

  • The term for the veins that are near the udder of dairy cows; they are located just beneath the surface of the skin on the belly of the cow

  • The term for the repair of the mammary glands by surgical means

  • The term for the lower jaw bone; this is the only bone in the skull that has the ability to move

  • The long hair at the back of the neck on a horse

  • The term for a disease of the skin caused by certain mites

  • The end of the sternum at the cranial point

  • The term for a female horse over the age of four that has not been sterilized

  • The term for the fatty tissue that is found inside most bones

  • The surgical removal of the breasts or mammary glands in an animal

  • An infection of the udder; may be infectious or not

  • Something that has to do with an animal resembling its male parent.

  • The term for the upper bone of the jaw

  • Any opening

  • The collection of semen for the purpose of breeding

  • The term for the stool of a newborn that collects inside the fetus’ intestines

  • The corner of the eye by the nose

  • The area in the thorax between the two lungs, where the heart, esophagus, aorta, bronchials, and thymus are located.

  • The inside part or region of something

  • The part of the brain stem that has control over the basic functions of life

  • The inside part of the longer bones in the shaft

  • The term for a colon that is enlarged abnormally

  • The term for an esophagus that is enlarged abnormally

  • The term for a nucleated cell that has formed platelets

  • The organs on the eyelids; may also be referred to as tarsal glands

  • The division of sex cells in which each cell receives half the chromosomes

  • The term for the dark pigment in the cells of skin and hair

  • The term for the cells that contain melanin

  • The term for black feces that has blood in it

  • Vitamin K3; this vitamin is essential for the control of bleeding

  • The term for the connective tissue around the brain and spine

  • A medical condition in which the meninges becomes inflamed

  • A medical condition in which the meninges protrudes from the skull or vertebrae

  • The curved cartilage that is located inside some of the synovial joints in the body

  • The part of the brain in the middle

  • The part of the peritoneum that holds the parts of the intestines inside the abdomen

  • The part of the tooth surface that is closest to the middle

  • The middle part of the embryo

  • The various parasites and bacteria that grow at body temperature

  • The chemical changes that occur inside the living cells of plants and animals

  • The group of processes that involve the use of nutrients by the body

  • The processes in which an organism changes from one form to another, like an insect does

  • A kidney that resembles an embryo

  • The phase in the division of cells where the chromosomes are arranged in a plane

  • The transformation of a mature tissue into another type of mature tissue

  • The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease

  • The occurrence or invasion of pathogens away from the point where they originally occurred

  • The term for the bones away from the tarsus and near the phalanges

  • The part of the brain including the pons and cerebellum

  • A colorless gas with no odor; can be volatile in a certain environment and is often the product of the decomposition of waste and other products

  • An amino acid that contains sulfur

  • A condition in which the uterus becomes inflamed

  • The term for plant life or animal life that is microscopic

  • The term for a scientist that deals with the study of plant life and animal life in microscopic sizes

  • The term for a skull that is small and abnormally so

  • The term for a very small cell

  • The term for an organism that is alive but is microscopic in size

  • The term for eyes that are strangely small

  • The opening in an ovule where sperm enters

  • The excretion of urine

  • The part of the brain stem that runs from the cerebrum to the pons

  • A gland near the stomach of some fowl birds that helps to form new blood cells

  • Any substance that is utilized for the purpose of constricting pupils

  • Any type of arachnid excluding ticks

  • Any type of poison that is used in the killing of mites

  • The division of cells in which each cell has the full amount of chromosomes

  • The fold of membrane found between the left atrium and left ventricle

  • The cheek teeth of an animal

  • The action of shedding old feathers or horns before new ones come in

  • The act of interrupting the laying of eggs

  • The property of having only one heat cycle in a season

  • The term for an animal of mixed breed

  • The inability to distinguish certain colors from one another; color blindness

  • A type of leukocyte with phagocytic abilities

  • The act of decreasing the number of monocytic leukocytes in an animal’s bloodstream.

  • The increase of numbers of leukocytes in the blood

  • A strand of material that is singular

  • The quality of being able to pair with a single mate

  • The term for an animal with a single stomach compartment

  • A type of hybrid in which the parents only have one difference in character

  • The act of eating only one meal per day or only one single type of food

  • The quality of having one limb paralyzed

  • A type of animal who has only had a single testicle descend into its scrotum

  • A type of vaccine that has been created just for a single type of organism or antigen

  • The history of certain organisms or their various parts

  • The act of determining an animal’s age by looking at its teeth

  • Something that bears a resemblance to mucus

  • The breaking down of mucus

  • Something that contains mucus and/or pus

  • A special type of tissue that exudes mucus

  • The term for something with multiple strands that is entwined together

  • The term for an animal that has given birth on more than one occasion

  • The term for mice and rat-like rodents

  • The term for a wild horse that has descended from a type of Spanish horse

  • The term for a type of agent that works with DNA to create a change in the makeup of a cell

  • Something that is able to change genetic abnormalities

  • A different type of something; a type of offspring that is different from its parents and others like it

  • The term for the relationship between two organisms that depends upon one another

  • The term for the nostrils and muscles in the upper and lower lips of an animal; may also be used to describe a type of tool used to keep an animal from biting

  • The term for weakness of the muscles

  • The study of fungus

  • A type of disease that is created by the presence of fungus in living things

  • Any type of disease that is created by a fungus

  • A type of chemical that is created by fungus; it may calls illness or death when eaten

  • A type of covering over certain nerve cells; may be found in areas of the spinal cord or on the brain’s white matter

  • An inflammation of the bone marrow or spinal cord

  • A picture that is taken of the spinal cord after dye is injected; may also be used to take a count of white blood cells

  • The study of the spine after dye has been injected

  • A type of tumor made up of certain cells in the bone marrow

  • A disease of the bone marrow or of the spine

  • The larvae of flies in tissue

  • The inflammation of myocardium

  • The term for the thickest layer of the heart muscle

  • The contraction of the muscles in the skeleton

  • The layer of the uterus made up of muscles

  • Weakness of the muscles

  • A condition of the muscles in which they are diseased

  • The removal of muscles by surgery

  • The neoplasm that is made up of certain muscles

  • A medical condition in which muscles become inflamed

  • An incision that is made into a muscle

  • The relaxation of muscles that is delayed after they have contracted

  • The removal of part of the ear drum by surgery

  • A medical condition that results from the ear drum becoming inflamed

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    A type of tumor that is made up of connective tissues