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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 cerbellum
cereb/o cerebrum
choroid/o chorion (membrane surrounding fetus)
chromate/o colour
clon/o clonus (turmoil)
cochle/o cochlea (spiral organ inside the ear)
conjunctiv/o conjunctive
cor/o pupil
core/o pupil
corne/o cornea
cortic/o cortex
crani/o cranium/skull
cycl/o ciliary (body of the eye)
dacry/o fears/lacrimal apparatus
dacryocyst/o lacrimal sac
dendr/o tree
dipl/o double
dur/o dura mater/ hard
encephala/o brain
erythr/o red
esthes/o feeling
fluor/o luminous/fluorescence
gangli/o gangalion (knot/knot like)
glauc/o gray
gli/o glue/ neurological tissue
goni/o angle
hallucin/o hallucination
hedon/o pleasure
hydr/o water
hypn/o sleep
irid/o iris
kerat/o horny tissue, hard, callus
kinesi/o movement
lept/o thin, slender
lex/o word,phrase
mastoid/o mastoid process
medull/o medulla
mening/o meninges (covering the brain)
meningi/o meninges
ment/o mind
my/o muscle
myc/o fungus/fungi
mydr/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
presby/o old age
psych/o mind
pupil/o pupil
radicul/o nerve, root
retin/o retina
salping/o tube, auditory tube, Eustachian tube
scler/o hardening, sclera
scot/o darkness
somn/o sleep
staped/o stapes
sthen/o strength
stigmat/o points, mark
synapt/o synapsis, point of contact
tax/o order, coordination
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath ( referring to meninges)
ton/o tension
tympan/o tympanic membrane
ventricul/o ventrical ( of the heart or of the brain)
vitr/o vitreous body (of the eye)
klept/o to steal
labyrinth/o labyrinth (inner ear)
lacrim/o tar, duct, sac,gland
later/o side to side
vitre/o glassy
voyeur/o to see
Created by: amatt