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C1-Medical Terms

combining forms

aden/o glands
arthr/0 joints
bi/o life
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o cerebrum
root foundation of the word
combining vowel vowel(usually o) that links the root to the suffix or the root to another root
combining forms combination of the root and the combining vowel
cis/o to cut
crin/o to secrete (to form and give off)
cyst/o urinary bladder; a sac or a cyst (sac containing fluid)
cyt/o cell
derm/o dermat/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 hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
iatr/o treatment, physician
leuk/o white
log/o study of
nephr/o;ren/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
ped/o child
psych/o mind
radi/o x-rays
shin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
sect/o to cut
thromb/o clot, clotting
ur/o urinary tract,urine
abdomin/o abdomen
adip/o fat
anter/o front
bol/o to cast (throw)
cervic/o neck (of the body or of the uterus)
chondr/o cartilage (type of connective tissue)
chrom/o color
coocyg/o coocyx (tailbone)
crani/o skull
dist/o far, distant
dors/o back portion of the body
ili/o ilium (part of the pelvic bone)
inguin/o groin
kary/o; nucle/o nucleus
later/o side
lumb/o lower back (side and back between the ribs and the pelvis)
medi/o middle
pelv/i pelvis, hip region
poster/o back, behind
proxim/o nearest
sacr/o sacrum
spin/o spine, backbone
thel/o nipple
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea, windpipe
umbilic/o navel, umbilicus
ventr/o vertebra(e), backbones
viscer/o internal organs
Created by: RomeliaL.