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Terminology - Combining Forms

acous/o hearing
ambly/o dull, dim
aque/o water
astr/o star
audi/o hearing
audit/o hearing
aur/o ear
auricul/o ear
blephar/o eyelid
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
choroid/o choroid
chrom/o color
chromate/o color
clon/o clonus (turmoil)
cochle/o cochlea
conjunctiv/o conjunctiva
cor/o pupil
core/o pupil
corne/o cornea
cortic/o cortex
crani/o cranium (skull)
cycl/o ciliary body of eye, circular, cycle
dacry/o tear, lacrimal apparatus (duct, sac, or gland)
dacryocyst/o lacrimal sac
dendr/o tree
dipl/o double
dur/o dura matter, hard
encephal/o brain
erythr/o red
esthes/o feeling
fluor/o luminous, florescence
gangli/o ganglion (knot or knot-like mass)
glauc/o gray
gli/o glue, neuroglial tissue
goni/o angle
hallucin/o hallucination
hedon/o pleasure
hydr/o water
hypn/o sleep
irid/o iris
kerat/o horny tissue, hard, cornea
kinesi/o movement
lept/o thin, slender
lex/o word, phrase
mastoid/o mastoid process
medull/o medulla
mening/o meninges (membranes covering brain and spinal cord)
meningi/o meninges
ment/o mind
my/o muscle
myc/o fungus (plural fungi)
myrd/o widen, enlarge
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
myring/o tympanic membrane (eardrum)
narc/o stupor, numbness, sleep
neur/o nerve
noct/o night
nyctal/o night
ocul/o eye
ophthalm/o eye
opt/o eye, vision
optic/o eye, vision
ot/o ear
phac/o lens
phot/o light
poli/o gray, gray matter (of brain or spinal cord)
presby/o old age
psych/o mind
pupill/o pupil
radicul/o nerve root
retin/o retina
salping/o tube (usually fallopian or Eustachian (auditory) tube)
scler/o hardening, sclera (white of eye)
scot/o darkness
somm/o sleep
staped/o stapes
sthen/o strength
stigmat/o point, mark
synapt/o synapsis, point of contact
tax/o order, coordination
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath (usually refers to meninges)
ton/o tension
tympan/o tympanic membrane (eardrum)
ventricul/o ventricle (of heart or brain)
vitr/o vitreous body (of eye)
klept/o to steal
labyrinth/o labyrinth (inner ear)
lacrim/o tear, lacrimal apparatus (duct, sac, or gland)
later/o side, to one side
vitre/o glassy
voyeur/o to see
Created by: DawnLangridge
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