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LM - Chapter 1 A

Combining Forms, Suffixes, Prefixes

aden/o gland
arthr/o joint
bio/o life
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
cephal/o cerebrum
cis/o to cut
crin/o secrete (to form and give off)
cyst/o bladder
derm/o or dermat/o skin
elect/o electricity
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestines (usually small)
erythr/o red
gastr/o stomach
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o woman/female
hemat/o or hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
iatr/o treatment
leuko/o white
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
opthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
ped/o child
psych/o mind
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
sacr/o flesh
sect/o to cut
thromb/o clot, clotting
ur/o urinary tract, urine
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-ectomy exision, removal
-emia blood condition
-genic pertaining to producing
-gram record
-ic, -ical pertaining to
-ion process
-ist specialist
-logy study of
-oma tumor, mass, swelling
-opsy process of viewing
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease condition
-scope instrument to visually examine
-scopy process of visually examining
-sis state of
-tomy process of cutting
-y process, condition
-um structure
a-, an- no, not without
auto- self
dia- through, complete
endo- within
epi- above
ex- cut
exo- out
hyper- excessive, above, more then normal
hypo- deficient, below, under, less then normal
in- into, in
peri- surrounding, above
pro- before, forward
re- back, backward, again
retro- behind
sub- below, under
trans- across, through
hemi- half
Created by: marykay135