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Medical Terminology

Organ/Body Part Combining Forms

TermDefinition
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
Cyst/o Urinary Bladder
Cyt/o Cell
Derm/o Skin
Dermat/o Skin
Electr/o Electricity
Encephal/o Brain
Enter/o intestines (often the small intestine)
Erythr/o red
Gastr/o stomach
Gnos/o Knowledge
Gynec/o Woman, female
Hem/o Blood
Hemat/o Blood
Hepat/o Liver
Lapar/o Abdomen (area between the chest and hip)
Leuk/o White
Nephr/o Kidney
Neur/o Nerve
Onc/o tumor (cancerous)
Ophthalm/o Eye
Oste/o Bone
Path/o Disease
Psych/o Mind
Ren/o Kidney
Rhin/o Nose
Sarc/o Flesh
Thromb/o Clotting
Abdomin/o || Lapar/o Abdomen (abdominal)
Vas/o || Angi/o Blood vessel (vasoconstriction)
Vertebr/o || Spondyl/o Backbone (vertebral)
Mamm/o || Mast/o Breast (mammogram)
Tympan/o || Myring/o eardrum (tympanic)
Ocul/o eye (ocular)
Coron/o heart (coronary)
Pulmon/o || Pneumon/o lung (pulmonary)
Or/o || Stomat/o mouth (oral)
Muscul/o || My/o Muscle
Nas/o Nose (Nasal)
Ovari/o || Oophor/o Ovary
Cutane/o Skin
Vesic/o Urinary Bladder (Vesical)
Uter/o || Hyster/o Uterus
Vagin/o || Colp/o Vagina (Colposcopy)
Ven/o || Phleb/o Vein (Venous)/(Phlebotomy)
Anter/o front
Bronch/o Bronchial tubes (leading from the windpipe to the lungs)
Cervic/o Neck of the body or Neck of cervix of the uterus
Chondr/o Cartilage (connective tissue attached to bones)
Coccyg/o Coccyx, tailbone
Crani/o Skull
Epitheli/o skin, surface tissue
Esophag/o Esophagus (tube from the throat to the stomach)
Laryng/o Larynx (voice Box)
Later/o Side
Lumb/o Loin (waist)
Lymph/o Lymph (clear fluid in tissue spaces and lymph vessels)
Mediastin/o mediastinum (space between lungs)
Pelv/o Pelvis (bones of the hip)
Peritone/o Peritoneum (membrane surrounding the abdominal organs
Pharyng/o Pharynx (throat)
Pleur/o pleura (membrane surrounding the lungs)
Poster/o back, behind
Radi/o x-rays
sacr/o sacrum (five fused bones in the lower back)
Spin/o spine (backbone)
Thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
Created by: tesmerac