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Medical Terminology

Chapter 1-Combining Forms

Combining FormMedical Meaning
abdomin/o- abdomen
append/o- appendix
arteri/o- artery
arthr/o- joint
bi/o- living organisms
card/i- heart
cardi/o- heart
cholecyst/o- gallbadder
col/o- colon
colon/o- colon
communicat/o- impart; transmit
cost/o- rib
cutane/o- skin
derm/o- skin
dietet/o- foods; diet
digest/o- breakdown food; digest
enter/o- intestine
esthes/o- sensation; feeling
etym/o- word origin
gastr/o- stomach
gemin/o- set or group
hepat/o- liver
hyster/o- uterus (womb)
intestin/o- intestine
lapar/o- abdomen
laryng/o- larynx (voice box)
later/o- side
mamm/o- breast
medic/o- physician; medicine
menstru/o- monthly discharge of blood
ment/o- mind
muscul/o- muscle
nas/o- nose
neur/o- nerve
nutrit/o- nourishment
pelv/o- pelvis
phag/o- eating; swallowing
pleg/o- paralysis
pneumon/o- lung; air
psych/o- mind
sperm/o- sperm
spir/o- breath
tens/o- pressure; tension
tharap/o- treatment
thyroid/o- thyroid gland
tonsill/o- tonsil
trache/o- trachea (windpipe)
urin/o- urine; urinary system
uter/o- uterus (womb)
vagin/o- vagina
ven/o- vein
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