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Combining Forms

Medical Terminology

cyst(o), cysti bladder, cyst, cystic duct
gonio angle
calc(o), calci(o) calcium
narco sleep; numbness
necr(o) death; dying
tox(i), toxico, toxo poison; toxin
therm(o) heat
pharmaco drugs; medicine
chrono time
gero, geront(o) old age
chore(o) dance
physo air; gas; growing
stere(o) three-dimensional
lip(o) fat
gyn(o), gyne, gyneco women
kyph(o) humpback
cac(o) bad; ill
oxy sharp; acute; oxygen
andro masculine
granulo granular
iatr(o) physician; treatment
normo normal
xeno stranger
schiz(o) split; division
path(o) disease
chyl(o) chyle, a digestive juice
macr(o) large; long
leuk(o) white
actin(o), phot(o) light
medi(o) middle; medial plane
pseud(o) false
strepto twisted chains; streptococci
chlor(o) chlorine, green
phon(o) sound; voice; speech
amyl(o) starch
latero lateral, to one side
alge, algesi, algio, algo pain
ket(o), keton(o) ketone; acetone
lys(o) dissolution
radio radiation; x-ray; radius
kal(i) potassium
kinesi(o), kineso motion
glyco sugars
zymo fermentation; enzyme
spher(o) round; spherical
syring(o), salping(o) tube
sidero iron
somat(o) body
spir(o) breath; breathe
lith(o) stone
immun(o) safe; immune
chym(o) chyme, semifluid present during digestion
mes(o) middle; median
phago eating; devouring; swallowing
erythr(o) red, redness
steno narrowness
oncho, onco tumor
cry(o) cold
etio cause
cyt(o) cell
spasmo spasm
blasto immature cells
gen(o) producing; being born
tropho food; nutrition
dors(o), dorsi back
ethmo ethmoid bone
xiph(o) sword; xiphoid
chrom, chromat, chromo color
dips(o) thirst
micr(o) small; one-millionth; tiny
terato monster (as a malformed fetus)
chem(o) chemical
pachy thick
crypt(o) hidden; obscure
schisto split
kin(o), kine, cine(o) movement
cyan(o) blue
coni(o) dust
staphyl(o) grapelike clusters
fungi fungus
xanth(o) yellow
xer(o) dry
scler(o) hardness; hardening
athero plaque; fatty substance
squamo scale; squamous
dynamo force; energy
home(o), homo same; constant
morph(o) structure; shape
top(o) place; topical
ergo work
pyreto fever
dextr(o) right, toward the right
scolio crooked; bent
log(o) speech, words, thought
plasma, plasmo formative; plasma
gluco glucose
scoto darkness
idio distinct; unknown
aer(o) air; gas
esthesio sensation, perception
acanth(o) spiny; thorny
electr(o) electricity; electric
bacill(i) bacilli; bacteria
pyo pus
melan(o) black; dark
carcin(o) cancer
bar(o) weight; pressure
bacteri(o) bacteria
sono sound
orth(o) straight; normal
meg(a), megal(o) large; million
bio, vivi, zo(o) life
phyt(o) plant
tono tension; pressure
cycl(o) circle; cycle; ciliary body
physi, physio physical; natural
poikilo varied; irregular
styl(o) peg-shaped
galact(o), lact(o), lacti milk
somn(o), somni, hypn(o) sleep
pyro fever; fire; heat
mio smaller; less
fluor(o) light; luminous; fluorine
lepto light, frail, thin
chondrio, chondro cartilage, grainy, gritty
nucle(o), karyo nucleus
crin(o) secrete
fibr(o) fiber
echo reflected sound
sito food; grain
nyct(o), noct(i) night
eosin(o) red; rosy
ichthy(o) dry; scaly; fish
hydr(o) hydrogen, water
bas(o), basi(o) base
tel(o), tele(o) distant; end; complete
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