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Body Systems

Musculoskeletal System - Combining Forms, Suffixes, Prefixes

Combining FormMeaning
arthr/o joint
femor/o femur; thigh bone
calcane/o calcaneus (heal bone)
carp/o wrist bones
chondr/o cartilage
coccyg/o tailbone
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
dactyl/o fingers or toes
electr/o electricity
fibul/o fibula
Ili/o ilium
my/o muscle
leiomy/o ligament
lip/o fat
lumb/o loin, waist region
metacarp/o metacarpals
metartars/o metatarsals
muscul/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow
oste/o bone
ped/o child
pelv/o hip bone
phren/o diaphragm
rhadb/o striated skeletal muscle
rheumat/o flow, fluid
sacr/o scraum
sarc/o flesh
spin/o spleen
spondyl/o vertebra, backbone
tars/o tarsals
ten/o tendon
thorac/o chest
uln/o ulna
vertebr/o vertebra, backbone
-algia pain
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-eal pertaining to
-ectomy removal
-gen to produce
-gram record
-graphy to record
-itis inflammation
-osis abdnormal condition
-pathy disease condition
-penia dificiency
-plasia formation or growth
-plasty surgical repair
dys- abnormal
-rrhaphy suture
-tomy incision
inter- between
intra- within
meta- metacarpals
peri- surrounding
pros- before, forward
sub- under, below
Created by: Pinkchicsrule