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From the Language of Medicine Chapter 1

Combining FormMedical Meaning
abdomen/o- abdomen
append/o- appendix
arteri/o- artery
arthr/0- joint
bi/0- life;living organisms
card/o- heart
cardi/0- heart
cholcyst/0- gallbladder
col/o- colon
colon/o- colon
communicat/o- impart; transmit
cost/o- rib
cutane/o- skin
derm/o- skin
digest/o- break down food; digest
enter/o- intestine
esthes/o- sensation; feeling
etym/o- word origin
gastr/o- stomach
gemin/o- set or group
hem/o- blood
hepat/o- liver
hyster/o- uterus (womb)
intestine/o- intestine
laper/o- abdomen
laryng/0 larynx (voice box)
later/o- side
mamm/o- breast
medic/o- physician; meicine
menstru/o- monthly discharge of blood
ment/o- mind
muscul/o- muscle
nas/o- nose
neur/o- nerve
nucle/o- nucleus
nutri/o- nourichment
pelv/o- pelvis
phag/o- eating; swallowing
pleg/o- paralysis
pneumon/o- lung; air
psych/o- mind
sperm/o- sperm
spir/o- breathe
tens/o- pressure
therap/o- therapy
thyroid/o- thyroid gland
tonsill/o- tonsil
trache/o- trachea
ven/o- vein
Created by: vikingmedterm