Prefix meaning one half, as in hemiparesis, hemiplegia, and hemithorax. From the Greek hemisus meaning half and equivalent to the Latin semi-. As a general rule, not always followed, hemi- goes with words of Greek origin and semi- with those of Latin origin.
A specialised structure that attaches an epithelial cell to the basement membrane beneath it.
Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) confined to one side of the body. Hemihyperhidrosis may occur after a stroke.
Asymmetric overgrowth (hypertrophy) of the skull, face, trunk, limbs, and/or digits, with or without visceral involvement. Hemihypertrophy may be an isolated finding in an otherwise normal individual, or it may appear as part of several syndromes, including the Wiedemann-Beckwith syndrome. Hemihypertrophy carries an increased risk of Wilms tumor (of the kidney), hepatoblastoma (liver cancer), and […]
Weakness on one side of the body.
Paralysis on one side of the body.