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Chabner Ch3 Sect II

Chabner, Language of Medicine 7th ed Chapter 3 Combining Forms

combining form(s)Meaning
abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremities, top, extreme point
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o gland
agor/a marketplace
amni/o amnion (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
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, abdominal wall
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
lymph/o lymph
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
morph/o shape, form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o death (of cells, or whole body)
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neutrophil (a white blood cell)
ophthalm/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, development
pleur/o pleura
pneumon/o lungs
pulmon/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
Created by: spicygrits