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Medical Terminology

Combining forms

TermDefinition
cerebr/o cerebrum, brain (largest part of)
cis/o to cut
crin/o to secrete
cyst/o urinary bladder; a sac or cyst containing fluid
cyt/o cell
derm/o skin
dermato/o skin
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestines (usually small intestine)
erythr/o red
gastr/o stomach
glyc/o sugar
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o woman, female
hemat/o blood
hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
iatr/o treatment, physician
leuk/o white
log/o study of
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor (cancerous)
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
ped/o child
psych/o mind
radi/o x-ray
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
sect/o to cut
thromb/o clot, clotting
ur/o urinary tract, urine
cervic/o neck of body or uterus
chondr/o cartilage
chrom/o color
coccyg/o coccyx
crani/o skull
cyt/o cell
dist/o far, distant
dors/o back portion of the body
hist/o tissue
ili/o ilium (upper part of pelvic bone)
inguin/o groin
kary/o nucleus
later/o side
lumb/o lower back
medi/o middle
nucle/o nucleus
pelv/i pelvis
poster/o back, behind
proxim/o nearest
sacr/o sacrum
spin/o spine
thel/o, theli/o nipple
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea, windpipe
umbilic/o navel, umbilicus
ventr/o belly side of the body
vertebr/o backbone(s), vertebrae
viscer/o internal organs
abdomen/o abdomen
adip/o fat
anter/o front
acr/o extremities
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o gland
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
bi/o life
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchial tubes
laryng/o larynx
mast/o breast
lymph/o lymph (clear fluid)
mamm/o breast
morph/o shape, form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o death
neutr/o neutrophil (white blood cell)
ot/o ear
carcin/o cancer
chem/o drug, chemical
chron/o time
col/o colon
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen, abdominal wall
perit/o peritoneum
phag/o to eat, swallow
phleb/o vein
plas/o formation, development
pleur/o pleura (membrane surrounding lungs)
pneumon/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
rect/o rectum
splen/o spleen
staphyl/o clusters
strept/o twisted chains
tonsill/o tonsils
ven/o vein
Created by: s143303