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Med Term Ch1

TermDefinition
ROOT Foundation of the term
SUFFIX Word ending
PREFIX Word beginning
COMBINING VOWEL Vowel (usually O) that links the root to the suffix or the root to another root. (Combining vowel is dropped before a suffix that begins with a vowel. Retained between two roots even if second root begins with a vowel.)
COMBINING FORM Combination of the root and combining vowel
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 Skin
DERMAT/o Skin
ELECTR/o Electricity
ENCEPHAL/o Brain
ENTER/o Intestines (usually small)
ERYTHR/o Red
GASTR/o Stomach
GLYC/o Sugar
GNOS/o Knowledge
GYNEC/o Woman, female
HEMAT/o Blood
HEM/o Blood
HEPAT/o Liver
IATR/o Treatment, Physician
LEUK/o White
LOG/o Study of
NEPHR/o Kidney
NEUR/o Nerve
ONC/o Tumor (cancerous)
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
UR/o Urinary tract
Created by: jinkies1