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Chapter 2

Ch 2-Terms Pertaining to the Body-Combining Forms, Suffixes, Prefixes, Terms

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 cartiladge (type of connective tissue)
chrom/o color
coccyg/o coccyx (tailbone)
crani/o skull
cyt/o cell
dist/o far, distant
dors/o back portion of the body
hist/o tissue
ili/o ilium (part of the pelvic bone)
inguin/o groin
kary/o nucleus
later/o side
lumb/o lower back (side & back between the ribs & the pelvis)
medi/o middle
nucle/o nucleus
pelv/i pelvis
poster/o back, behind
proxim/o nearest
sacr/o sacrum
sarc/o flesh
spin/o spine, backbone
thel/o nipple
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea, windpipe
umbilic/o navel, umbilicus
ventr/o bellyside of the body
vertebr/o vertebra(e), backbone(s)
viscer/o internal organs
ana- up, apart
cata- down
epi- above
hypo- below
inter- between
meta- change
-eal pertaining to
-iac pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
-ism process, condition
-ose pertaining to, full of
-plasm formation
-somes bodies
-type picture, classification
abdomial pertaininf to the abdomen, stomach
anatomy study of the human body, structures
anterior towards the front, before, ventral
caudal below, tail bone
cephalic above
cranial pertaining to the skull, brain
distal far from, distant
dorsal towards the back
epigastric above the stomach
histology the study of tissue
homeostasis in good health, staying the same
hypochondriac below stomach
iliac inguinal, right & left lower regions
inferior below
inguinal pertaining to the groin, pelvic region
lateral to the side
lumbar lower back
medial toward the middle, close to
metabolism chemical process that occurs in cells
nucleus central, controlling structure in a cell
pelvic bones of the hip region
posterior after, dorsal
proximal near trunk of body, close
spinal pertaining to the spine
superficial on the surface
superior top, above
thoracic pertaining to the chest
umbilical area of the navel
ventral belly side, pertaining to the front
Created by: ggonzales