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LOM Chapter 3

Combining forms, suffixes

combining form, suffixesmeaning
abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremities, top extreme point
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o gland
agor/a marketplace
amni/o aminion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
carcin/o cancer
chem/o drug, chemical
chondr/o cartilage
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine)
cyst/o urinary bladder
encephal/o brain
hydr/o water, fluid
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen, adominal wall
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
lymph/o lymph. Lymph is clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces and its contained in special lymph vessels and nodes throughout the body
mamm/o breast
morph/o shape, form
muc/o mucus
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow (contest of uysage indicates which meaning is intended)
my/o muscle
necr/o death (of cells or whole body)
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neutrophil (a white blood cell)
pulmon/o lungs
opthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
path/o disease
peritone/o peritoneum
phag/o to eat, swallow
phleb/o vein
plas/o formation
pleur/o pleura (surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall muscles
pneumon/o lungs
rect/o rectum
ren/o kidney
sarc/o flesh
splen/o spleen
staphyl/o clusters
strept/o twisted chains
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clot
tonsill/o tonsils
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
ven/o vein
-algia pain
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-coccus berry-shaped bacterium (plural bacteria)
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectomy excision, removal, resection
-emia blood condition
-genesis condition of producing, forming
-genic pertaining to producing, produced by or in
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-itis inflammatin
-logy study of
-lysis breakdown, destruction, saparation
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor, mass, collection of fluid
-opsy to view
-osis condition, usually abnormal
-pathy disease condition
-penia deficiency
-phobia fear
-plasia development, formation, growth
-ptosis drooping, sagging, prolapse
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument
-scopy process of examination
--stasis stopping, controlling
--stomy opening to form a mouth
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision, to cut
-trophy nourishment, development
-er one who
-ist one who specializes in
-ole little, small
-ule little, small
-un, ium structure, tissue, thing
-y condition, process
-ac pertaining to
-iac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-oid resembling
-ose pertaining to, full of
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
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