UPDATE: Here are the answers and entries.
cystitis – cyst (fluid filled sac) itis (inflammation) = inflammation of a cyst or fluid-filled sac
euthanasia – eu (good) thanasia (death) = a good death, to kill mercifully to end suffering
heterochromia – hetero (different) chrom (color) ia (a condition of) = a condition of different colors (like one green eye and one brown)
retrolingual – retro (behind) lingu (tongue) al (pertaining to) – referring to something located behind the tongue
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iso- means “equal” or “alike”; thermal means “temperature”; isothermal means “equality of temperature”.
circum- means “around”; renal means “kidney”; circumrenal means “around the kidney”.
Using this same method of analysis, what do these words mean:
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