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CQLC Med Term I

Combining Forms Ch 1

actin(o) light
aer(o) air;gas
alge pain
alges(i) pain
algio pain
algo pain
andro masculine
arther(o) plaque;fatty substance
bacteri(o) bacteria
bar(o) weight;pressure
bas(o) base
basi(o) base
bio life
blasto immature cell
calc(o) calcium
calci(o) calcium
carcin(o) cancer
chem(o) chemical
chlor(o) chlorine,green
chondri(o) cartilage,grainy,gritty
chondr(o) cartilage,grainey,gritty
chrom(o) color
chromat(o) color
chrono time
cry(o) cold
crypt(o) hidden;obscure
cyan(o) blue
cycl(o) circle;cycle;ciliary body
cyst(o) bladder,cyst,cystic duct
cysti bladder,cyst,cystic duct
cyt(o) cell
dextr(o) right,toward the right
dips(o) thirst
dors(o) back
dorsi back
echo reflected sound
electr(o) electricity;electric
eosin(o) red;rosy
erythr(o) red.redness
esthesio sensation,perception
etio cause
fibr(o) fiber
fluor(o) light;luminous;flourine
fungi fungus
galact(o) milk
gen(o) producing;being born
gero old age
geront(o) old age
gluco glucose
glyco sugars
gonio angle
granul(o) granular
gyn(o) women
gyne women
gyneco women
home(o) same;constant
homo same;constant
hydr(o) hydrogen,water
hypn(o) sleep
iatr(o) physician;treatment
immun(o) safe;immune
kinesi(o) motion
kineso motion
lact(o) milk
lacti milk
latero lateral,to one side
leuk(o) white
lip(o) fat
lith(o) stone
log(o) speech,words,thought
macr(o) large;long
medi(o) middle;medial plane
meg(a) large;million
megal(o) large;million
melan(o) black;dark
mes(o) middle;median
micr(o) small;one-millionth;tiny
mio smaller;less
morph(o) structure;shape
narco sleep;numbness
necr(o) death;dying
noct(i) night
nucle(o) nucleus
nyct(o) night
oncho tumor
onco tumor
orth(o) straight;normal
oxy sharp;acute;oxygen
path(o) disease
phago eating;devouring;swallowing
pharmaco drugs;medicine
phon(o) disease
phot(o) light
physi physical;natural
physio physical;natural
plasma formative;plasma
plasmo formative;plasma
pseud(o) false
pyo pus
pyreto fever
pyro fever;fire;heat
radio radiation;x-ray;radius
salping(o) tube
schiz(o) split;division
scler(o) hardness;hardening
scolio crooked;bent
somat(o) body
somn(o) sleep
somni sleep
sono sound
spasmo spasm
spher(o) round;spherical
spir(o) breath;breathe
staphyl(o) grapelike clusters
steno narrowness
strepto twisted chains;streptocci
styl(o) peg-shaped
syring(o) tube
terato monster(as a malformed fetus)
therm(o) heat
tono tension;pressure
top(o) place;topical
tox(i) poison;toxic
toxico poison;toxin
toxo poison;toxin
tropho food;nutrition
vivi life
xeno stranger
xer(o) dry
zo(o) life
Created by: lmcauley