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Med Term Mod15

Combining Forms & Suffixes

calc/ocalci/o calcium
kyph/o humpback, hunchback
lamin/o lamina
lord/o curve, swayback
lumb/o loins, lower back
myel/o bone marrow
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
scoli/o crooked, bent
spondyl/o vertebraused to make words about conditions of the structure
vertebr/o vertebraused to describe the structure itself
-blast embryonic/immature cell
-clast to break
-listesis slipping
-malacia softening
-physis to grow
-porosis pore, passage
-tome instrument to cut
actebul/o acetabulum
calcane/o calcaneus
carp/o carpals
clavicul/o clavicle
cost/o ribs
crani/o cranium
femor/o femur
fibul/operone/o fibula
humer/o humerus
ili/o ilium
ischi/o ischium
malleol/o malleolus
manidbul/o mandible
maxill/o maxilla
metacarp/o metacarpals
metatars/o metatarsals
olecran/o olecranon
patell/o patella
pelv/i pelvis
phalang/o phalanges
pub/o pubis
radi/o radius
scapul/o scapula
stern/o sternum
tars/o tarsals
tibi/o tibia
uln/o ulna
ankyl/o stiff
arthr/oarticul/o joint
burs/o bursa
chondr/o cartilage
ligament/o ligament
rheumat/o watery flow
synov/o synovial membrane
ten/otedin/o tendon
-desis to bind, tie together
-stenosis narrowing
fasci/o fascia
fibr/o fibrous connective tissue
leiomy/o smooth muscle that lines the walls of internal organs
my/omyos/o muscle
myocardi/o heart muscle
plant/o sole of the foot
rabdomy/o skeletal muscle connected to bones
-asthenia lack of strength
-trophy development, nourishment
ab- away from
ad- toward
dorsi- back
poly- many, much