Words nearby -megaly
WORDS THAT USE -MEGALY
What does -megaly mean?
The form -megaly ultimately comes from the Greek mégas, meaning “great, large.”
What are variants of -megaly?
The combining form -megalia, as in cardiomegalia, is a rare variant of -megaly. Corresponding forms of -megaly combined to the beginning of words is megalo- and megal-. Learn more at our Words That Use articles for the forms.
Examples of -megaly
One example of a medical term that features the combining form -megaly is cardiomegaly, meaning “abnormal enlargement of the heart.”
The combining form cardio- means “heart,” from the Greek kardía. As we know, -megaly means “irregular enlargement.” Cardiomegaly literally translates to “abnormally large heart.”
What are some words that use the combining form -megaly?
- acromegaly (using the equivalent form of -megalia in New Latin)
What are some other forms that -megaly may be commonly confused with?