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Chapter 12

Ch 12 - Respiratory System - Combing Forms, Suffixes, Prefixes

adenoid/o adenoids
alveol/o alveolus; air sac; small sac
bronch/o bronchial tube
bronchi/o bronchial tube
bronchiol/o bronchiole
capn/o carbon dioxide
coni/o dust
cyan/o blue
epiglott/o epiglottis
hydr/o water
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
lob/o lobe
mediastin/o mediastinum
nas/o nose
or/o mouth
orth/o straight
ox/o oxygen
pector/o chest
pharyng/o throat (pharynx)
phon/o voice; sound
phren/o diaphragm; mind
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o lung; air; gas
pneumon/o lung; air; gas
pulmon/o lung
py/o pus
rhin/o nose
sinus/o sinus
spir/o to breathe
tel/o complete
thorac/o chest
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea; windpipe
-algia pain
-capnia carbon dioxide
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-dynia pain
-ectasis dilation; widening
-ectomy removal; excision; resection
-ema condition
-lysis breakdown; separation; destruction
-osmia smell
-oxia oxygen
-phonia voice; sound
-plasty surgical repair
-pnea breathing
-ptysis spitting
-rrhea flow; discharge
-scopy visual examination
-sphyxia pulse
-stenosis tightening; stricture
-stomy new opening (to form a mouth)
-thorax chest; pleural cavity
-tomy process of cutting
-trophy nourishment; development (condition of)
a-, an- no; not; without
brady- slow
dys- bad; painful; difficult; abnormal
em- in
eu- good; normal
ex- out, away from
hyper- above; excessive
hypo- deficient; below; under; less than normal
para- near; beside; abnormal; apart from
per- through
re- back; again; backward
tachy- fast
-itis inflammation
-graph recording instrument
-meter measurement or instrument that measures
-metry measurement of
Created by: ggonzales