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Chapter 2, Exploring

Combining forms, definitions, prefixes,suffixes and abbreviations

aden/o adenoid
cyt/o cell
epitheli/o epithelium
fibr/o fiber
hist/o tissue
kary/o nucleus
lip/o fat
my/o muscle
neur/o nerve
organ/o organ
sarc/o connective tissue, flesh
system/o system
viscer/o internal organs
cancer/o, carcin/o cancer
eti/o cause
gno/o knowledge
iatr/o physician
lei/o smooth
onc/o tumor
path/o disease
somat/o body
chlor/o green
chromat/o color
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
leuk/o white
melan/o black
xanth/o yellow
dia through,complete
dys difficult,painful
hyper above
hypo below
meta after
neo new
pro before
al pertaining to
ic pertaining to
ous pertaining to
cyte cell
gen substance
genesis origin
genic producing
logist one who studies and treats
logy study of
oid resembling
oma tumor
osis abnormal condition
pathy disease
plasia condition of formation
plasm growth
sarcoma malignant tumor
sis state of
stasis control
Ca Carcinoma
chemo Chemotherapy
Dx diagnosis
mets Metastasis
Px Prognosis
RBC Red blood cell
RXT Radiation therapy
WBC White blood cell
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