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Med Term Rice

Medical Terminology Jane Rice Combined Forms, Prefix + Suffix

abdomin/o abdomen
abort/o to miscarry
absorpt/o to suck in
acetabul/o acetabulum
acid/o acid
acoust hearing
acr/o extremity, point
actin ray
aden/o gland
adip/o fat
adren/o adrenal gland
agglutin/o clumping
agon/o agony, a contest
al pertaining to
albin/o white
albumin/o protein
algia pain
alimentat nourishment
all/o other
alveol/o small, hollow air sac
ambly/o dull
ambul to walk
amputat/o to cut through
amyl/o starch
anabol/o building up
andr/o man
andr/o man
ang/i vessel
angi/o vessel
angin/o to choke
anis/o unequal
ankyl/o stiffening, crooked
anter/o toward the front
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
ar pertaining to
arche beginning
arter/i artery
arthr/o joint
ary pertaining to
ary pertaining to
aspirat/o to draw in
asthenia weakness
asthenia weakness
astro star-shaped
ate use
atel/o imperfect
ather/o fatty substance, porridge
atri/o atrium
audi/o to hear
aur/i ear
auscultat/o listen to
balan/o glans penis
bas/o base
bi/o life
bil/i bile, gall
blast immature cell, germ cell
blephar/o eyelid
brach/i arm
bronch/o bronchi
bronchiol/o bronchiole
bucc/o cheek
burs/o a pouch
calc/i calcium
calcan/e heel bone
carcin/o cancer
card/i heart
cardi/o heart
carp/o wrist
cartilangin/o cartilage
castr to prune
catabol/o casting down
caud/o tail
caus/o heat
cele hernia, tumor, swelling
celi abdomen, belly
cellul/o little cell
cephal/o head
ceps head
cept receive
cerebell/o little brain
cerebr/o cerebrum
cervic/o cervix, neck
cheil/o lip
chir/o hand
chol/e gall, bile
chondr/o cartilage
chord cord
choroid/o choroid
chrom/o color
chym juice
circulat/o circular
cirrh/o orange-yellow
cis/o to cut
clavicul/o clavicle, collar bone
cleid/o clavicle
clon/o turmoil
coagul/o to clot
coccyg/e coccyx, tailbone
coccyg/o coccyx, tailbone
cochle/o land snail
coit/o a coming together
col/o colon
coll/a glue
collis neck
colon/o colon
colp/o vagina
concuss shaken violently (concussion)
conjunctiv/o to join together; conjunctiva
connect to bind together
constipat to press together
contra against
cor/o pupil
coriat corium
corne/o cornea
corpor/e body
cortic/o cortex
cost/o ribs
cost/o rib
coxa hip or hip joint
cran/i cranium, skull
crani/o skull
crin/o to secrete
crur/o leg
cry/o cold
crypt/o hidden
cubit elbow, to lie
cubital elbow
culd/o cul-de-sac
cutan/e skin
cutane/o skin
cutani/o skin
cyan/o dark blue
cycl/o ciliary body
cyst/o bladder, sac
cyt/o cell
dacry/o tear, lacrimal duct, tear duct
dactyl/o finger or toe
defecat to remove dregs
dendr/o tree
dent/i teeth
derm/a skin
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
desis binding
diaphragmat/o diaphragm, partition
didym/o testis
dilat/o to widen
dipl/o double
dist/o away from the point of origin
diverticul diverticula
doch/o duct
dors/o backward
duct/o to lead
duoden duodenum
dur/o dura, hard
dynia pain, ache
dys- bad, difficult, painful, abnormal
ectasia dilatation
ejaculat/o to throw out
electr/o electricity
embol/o a throwing in
eme to vomit
emulsificat disintegrate
encephal/o brain
enter intestines
enucleat to remove the kernal of
eosin/o rose-colored
erget work
eructat breaking out
erythr/o red
eso inward
esophage/o esophagus
esthesi/o feeling
esthesia feeling
estr/o mad desire
excret/o sifted out
fasci/o a band (fascia)
femor/o thigh bone, femor
fibr/o fiber
fibrin/o fiber
fibul/o fibula
fixat/o fastened
foc/o focus
follicul/o little bag
fus/o to pour
galact/o milk
ganglion knot
gastr/o stomach
genital belonging to birth
ger/o old age
gigant/o giant
gingiv/o gums
gli/o glue
glomerul/o glomerulus, little ball
gloss/o tongue
glyc/o sweet, sugar, glucose
gon/o genitals
gonad/o seed
goni/o angle
graft pencil, grafting knife
gynec/o female
halat/o breath
halit breath
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hemorrh vein liable to bleed
hepat/o liver
herni/o hernia
hidr/o sweat
hirsut/o hairy
hist/o tissue
humer/o humerus
hydr/o water
hypn/o sleep
hyster/o womb, uterus
ia condition
ia condition
ic pertaining to
ic pertaining to
icter/o jaundice
ile/o ileum
ili/o illium
immun/o immunity
in substance
infarct/o infarct (necrosis of an area)
infer/o below
inguin/o groin
insul/o insulin
insulin/o insulin
integument/o a covering
ion process
irid/o iris
is/o equal
isch/i ischium, hip
isch/o to hold back
ism condition
ism condition
ist one who specializes
itis inflammation
ity condition
jaund yellow
kal/i potasium
kary/o cell's nucleus
kel/o tumor
kerat/o cornea, horn
keton/o ketone
kinesia motion, movement
kinesia motion, movement
kyph/o a hump
labi lip
labyrinth/o maze, inner ear
lacrim/o tear, lacrimal duct, tear duct
lamin/o lamina (thin plate)
lamin/o thin plate
lamp to shine
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/e larynx, voice box
laryng/o larynx, voice box
later/o side
laxat to loosen
lemma rind, sheath, husk
lent/o lens
lepsy seizure
letharg drowsiness
leuk/a white
leuk/o white
levat lifter
lingu/o tongue
lip/o fat
lipid/o fat
lith/o stone
lob/o lobe
locat to place
log study
logy study of
lopec fox mange
lord/o bending, curve, swayback
lumb/o loin, lower back
lymph/o lymph
lysis destruction, to separate
macr/o large
malacia softening
mamm/o breast
mandibul/o lower jawbone
manus hand
mast mastoid
mast/o breast
mast/o breast-shaped, mastoid process
masticat to chew
maxill/o jawbone
maxilla jaw
meat/o passage
medi/o toward the middle
melan/o black
men/o month, menses, menstruation
mening/i membrane, meninges
mening/o membrane, meninges
menisc/i crescent
ment/o mind
mes middle
metr/i womb, uterus
metr/o womb, uterus
metr/o to measure
mi/o less, small
micturit/o to urinate
miliar millet (tiny)
mitr/o mitral valve
muscul/o muscle
my/o(s) muscle
myc/o fungus
mydriatic dilation
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
myring/o eardrum, tympanic membrane
myx/o mucus
narc/o numbness, sleep, stupor
nas/o nose
nas/o nose
nephr/o kidney
neur/i nerve
neur/o nerve
nid nest
noct/o night
nyctal night
o/o ovum, egg
occlus/o to close up
ocul/o eye
odont tooth
oid resemble
olecran/o elbow
olfact/o smell
oma tumor
omphal/o navel
on pertaining to
onych/o nail
oophor/o ovary
ophthalm/o eye
opia vision
opt/o eye
or one who, a doer
or/o mouth
orch/o testicle
orchid/o testicle
orexia appetite
organ/o organ
orth/o straight
osis condition
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
ous pertaining to
ovulat little egg
ox/i oxygen
pachy/o thick
palat/o palate
palpit/o throbbing
pancreat/o pancreas
papill papilla
paralyt to disable, paralysis
paresis weakness
pareun laying beside, sexual intercourse
pasty surgical repair
patell/o kneecap
path/o disease
pause cessation
pector/o breast, chest
ped/o foot
pedicul/o a louse
pept to digest
perine/o perineum
phac/o lens
phagia to eat, swallow
phak/o lentil, lens
phalang/e phalanges (finger/ toe bones)
pharyng/e throat
pharyng/o pharynx, throat
phasia to speak, speech
phen/o to show
phim a muzzle
phleb/o vein
phor carrying
phos light
phot/o light
phragm fence
physi/o nature
physis growth
pil/o hair
pituitar pituitary gland
plak/o plate
plasty surgical repair
plegia stroke, paralysis, palsy
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o lungs
pneum/o air
pneumon/o lungs
pod/o foot
pollex thumb
por passage
post- after behind
poster/o behind, toward the back, back
prand/i meal
presby/o old
proct/o rectum
prostat/o prostate
prosth/e an addition
proxim/o near the point of origin
prurit/o itching
ptosis prolapse, drooping
pulm/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
pulmonar/o lung
pupill/o pupil
py/o pus
pyel/o renal pelvis
pylor pylorus, gatekeeper
rach/i spine
rad/i radius
radi/o x-ray
rect/o rectum
ren/o kidney
respirat/o breathing
retin/o retina
rhabd/o rod
rheumat/o discharge
rhin/o nose
rhonch/o snore
rhytid/o wrinkle
rotat/o to turn
rrhaphy suture
rrhea flow, discharge
rrhythm/o rhythm
sacr/o sacrum
salping/o fallopian tube
sarc/o flesh
scapul/o shoulder blade
scler/o sclera, hardening
scoli/o curvature
seb/o oil
senile old
sept/o a partition, septum
septic/o putrefying
ser/o serum
sert to gain
sial saliva, salivary
sider/o iron
sigmoid/o sigmoid
sis state of , condition
somat/o body
somn/o sleep
spadias an opening
spasm tension, spasm, contraction
spastic convulsive
sperm/i seed, sperm
sperm/o seed, sperm
spermat/o seed, sperm
sphygm/o pulse
spin/o a thorn, spine
spir/o breathing
splen/o spleen
spondyl/o vertebra
stalsis contraction
staped/o stapes, stirrup
steat/o fat
sten/o narrowing
stern/o sternum, breastbone
steth/o chest
sthenia strength (asthenia)
stigmat/o point
stomat mouth
strabism a squinting
synov/o synovial
tars/o ankle (tarsus)
taxia order, coordination
tel end, distant
tempor/o temples
ten/o tendon
tendon/o tendon
test/o testicle
testicul/o testicle
therm/o hot, heat
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clot of blood
thym/o thymus
thyr/o thyroid
tibi/o tibia
tome instrument to cut
tome instrument to cut
tomy incision
ton/o tone, tension
tonsill/o tonsil, almond
tors/o twisted
tort/i twisted
tox poison
toxic/o poison
trach/e trachea
trache/o trachea
tract/o to draw
trich/o hair
troph/o a turning
trophy nourishment, development
tubercul/o a little swelling
tympan/o eardrum, tympanic membrane
uln/o ulna, elbow
umbilic/o navel
ungu nail
ur/o urine, urinate, urination
ure process
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
urin/o urine
us pertaining to, structure
uter uterus
uve/o uvea
vag/o vagus, wandering
vagin/o vagina
valvul/o valve
varic/o twisted vein
vas/o vessel
vascul/o small vessel
vascul/o small vessel
ven/i vein
venere/o sexual intercourse
ventilat/o to air
ventr/o near or on the belly side of the body
ventricul/o ventricle
verm/i worm
vers/o turning
vertibr/o vertebra
vesicul/o seminal vesicle
viril/o masculine
viscer/o body organs
volunt/o will
volvul to roll
vuls/o to pull
xanth/o yellow
xen/o foreign material
xer/o dry
xiph/o sword
zo/o animal
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