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Advanced Med. Term

Chabner, Language of Medicine 11th edition-Chapter 3 - Combining Forms

Combining FormsMeaning
aden/o gland
amni/o amnion
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
ather/o plaque, collection of fatty material
axill/o armpit
bronch/o bronchial tubes
carcin/o cancerous
cardi/o heart
chem/o drug
cholecyst/o gallbladder
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine)
crani/o skull
cry/o cold
cyst/o urinary bladder
encephal/o brain
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hyster/o uterus
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
leuk/o white
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
men/o menstruation
mening/o meninges
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord or bone marrow
necr/o death
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
oophor/o ovary
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
pelv/o hip area
peritone/o peritoneum
phleb/o vein
pneumon/o lung
pulmon/o lung
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
salping/o fallopian tube
sarc/o flesh
septic/o pertaining to infection
thorac/o chest
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
ur/o urine
vascul/o blood vessel
Created by: Mrs.Aitchison