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medical terminolog

combining forms

QuestionAnswer
aden/o gland
arthr/o joint
bi/o life
carcin/o cancerous,cancer
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
cis/o to cut
crin/o to secrete (to form and give off)
cyst/o urinary bladder; a sac or cyst (sac containing fluid)
cyt/o cell
derm/o dermat/o skin
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestines (usually the small intestine)
erythr/o red
gastr/o stomach
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o woman, female
hemat/o blood
hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
iatr/o treatment, physician
leuk/o white
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
ped/o child
psych/o mind
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
sect/o to cut
thromb/o clot, clotting
ur/o urinary tract, urine
abdomin/o abdomen
adip/o fat
anter/o front
bol/o to cast (throw)
cervic/o neck (of the body or of the uterus)
chondr/o cartilage (type of connective tissue)
chrom/o color
coccyg/o coccyx (tailbone)
crani/o skull
dist/o far, distant
dors/o back portion of the body
hist/o tissue
ili/o ilium (part of the pelvic bine)
inguin/o groin
kary/o nucleus
later/o side
lumb/o lower back (side and back between the ribs and the pelvis)
medi/o middle
nucle/o nucleus
pelvi/o pelvis
poster/o back, behind
proxim/o nearest
sacr/o sacrum
spin/o spine, backbone
thel/o nipple
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea, windpipe
umbilic/o navel, umbilicus
ventr/o belly side of the body
vertebr/o vertebra(e), backbone(s)
viscer/o internal organs
acr/o extremities, top, extreme
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
adip/o fat
amni/o amnion (sac surroundingthe embryo in the uterus)
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
axill/o armpit
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
chem/o drug, chemical
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine)
hydr/o water, fluid
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen, abdominal wall
laryng/o larynx (voice box)`
lymph/o lymph
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
morph/o shape, form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o death (of cells or of whole body)
neutr/o neutrophil ( a white blood cell)
ot/o ear
peritone/o peritoneum
phag/o to eat, swallow
phleb/o vein
plas/o formation, development
pneumon/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
splen/o spleen
staphyl/o clusters
strept/o twisted chains
tonsill/o tonsils
ven/o veins
Created by: lcamp0650