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Purple Module

Purple Module Terminology - Combining Forms

acous/o audit/o audi/o hearing
ambly/o dull, dim
aque/o hydr/o water
astr/o star
aur/o auricul/o ot/o ear
blephar/o eyelid
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
choroid/o choroid
chrom/o chromate/o colour
clon/o clonus (turmoil)
cochle/o cochlea
conjunctiv/o conjunctive
cor/o core/o pupil/o pupil
corne/o cornea
cortic/o cortex
crani/o cranium
cycl/o ciliary body of eye/cycle circular
dacry/o lacrim/o tear, 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 ganglion (knot or knot like mass)
glauc/o gray
gli/o glue, neurological tissue
goni/o angle
hallucin/o hallucination
hedon/o pleasure
hypn/o sleep
irid/o iris
kerat/o horny tissue, hard, cornea
kinesi/o movement
lept/o thin, slendar
lex/o word, phrase
mastoid/o mastoid process
mening/o meningi/o meninges
ment/o mind
my/o muscle
myc/o fungus
mydr/o widen, enlarge
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
myring/o tympan/o tympanic membrane (ear drum)
narc/o stupor, numbness, sleep
neur/o nerve
noct/o nyctal/o night
ocul/o ophthalm/o eye
opt/o optic/o eye, vision
phac/o phot/o lens
poli/o gray, gray matter
presby/o old age
psych/o mind
pupill/o pupil
radicul/o nerve root
retin/o retina
salping/o tube (Eustachian)
scler/o hardening, sclera
scot/o darkness
somn/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
ton/o tension
ventricul/o ventricle
vitr/o vitreous body
vitre/o glassy
voyeur/o to see
klept/o to steal
labyrinth/o labyrinth
later/o side, to one side
Created by: Barbara Ross