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Suffixes, Membranes

Membranes and difficult suffixes

TermDefinition
Pleura Membrane surrounding the lungs
Mediastinum Cavity between lungs where the heart is located
Peritoneum Membrane surrounding the abdominal organs
Diaphragm Muscular membrane separating the thoracic and abdominal cavities
Cervic/o Having to do with the neck, or with the neck of the uterus
Chondr/o Having to do with cartilage
Thorac/o Having to do with the thorax
Sacr/o Having to do with the sacrum
Coccyg/o Having to do with the coccyx, or tailbone
Lumb/o Having to do with the lumbar region, or lower back
Bronch/o Having to do with the bronchial tube
Pericardium Membrane surrounding the heart
-rrhexis rupture
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
-rrhea excessive flow or discharge
-ectomy removal of
-otomy cutting into
-ostomy formation of an artificial opening
Created by: mmetzler