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CPC-Combining Forms

CPC Study - Anatomy / Pathophysiology Combing Forms

QuestionAnswer
aden/o In relationship to a gland
adip/o fat
albin/o white
aut/o self
bi/o life
caus/o burning sensation
cauter/o burn
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
derm/o, dermat/o skin
diaphor/o profuse sweating
eosin/o rosy
erythem/o red
erythr/o red
heter/o different
hidr/o sweat
ichthy/o dry / scaly
jaund/o yellow
kerat/o hard; cornea
leuk/o white
lip/o fat
lute/o yellow
melan/o black
myc/o fungus
necr/o death
onych/o nail
pachy/o thick
pht/o plant
pil/o hair
poli/o gray matter
rhytid/o wrinkle
rube/o red
seb/o sebum / oil
staphyl/o clusters
steat/o fat
squam/o flat / scalelike
trich/o hair
ungu/o nail
xanth/o yellow
xer/o dry
acetabul/o hip socket
ankyl/o bent, fused
aponeur/o tendon type
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
burs/o bursa (fluid-filled sac in a joint)
calc/o, calci/o calcium
calcane/o calcaneus (heel)
carp/o carpals (wrist bones)
chondr/o cartilage
clavic/o, clavicul/o clavicle (collar bone)
cost/o rib
crani/o cranium (skull)
disc/o intervertebral disc
femor/o femur (thighbone)
fibul/o fibula (smaller bone in lower leg)
humer/o humerus (upper arm bone)
ili/o ilium (upper pelvic bone)
ischi/o ischium (posterior pelvic bone)
kinesi/o movement
kyph/o hump
lamin/o lamina
lord/o curve
lumb/o lower back
malleol/o malleolus (process on lateral ankle)
mandibul/o mandible (lower jaw bone)
maxill/o maxilla (upper jaw bone)
menisc/o, menisci/o meniscus
metacarp/o metacarpals (hand bones)
metatars/o metatarsals (foot bones)
myel/o bone marrow; spinal cord
my/o, muscul/o muscle
olecran/o olecranon (elbow)
oste/o bone
patell/o patella (kneecap)
pelv/i pelvis
perone/o fibula
petr/o stone
phalang/o phalanges (finger or toe)
plant/o sole of foot
pub/o pubis
rachi/o spine
radi/o radius (lower arm)
rhabdomy/o skeletal (striated) muscle
rheumat/o watery flow
sacr/o sacrum
scapul/o scapula (shoulder)
scoli/o bent
spondyl/o vertebra
stern/o sternum (breast bone)
synovi/o synovial joint membrane
tars/o tarsal (ankle / foot)
ten/o, tend/o, tendin/o tendon
tibi/o tibia (shin bone)
uln/o ulna (lower arm bone)
vertebr/o vertebra
adenoid/o adenoid
alveol/o alveolus
atel/o incomplete
bronch/o, bronchi/o bronchus
bronchiol/o bronchiole
capn/o carbon dioxide
coni/o dust
diaphragmat/o diaphragm
epiglott/o epiglottis
laryng/o larynx
lob/o lobe
mediastin/o mediastinum
muc/o mucus
nas/o nose
orth/o straight
ox/o, oxy/o oxygen
pector/o chest
pharyng/o pharynx
phon/o voice
phren/o diaphragm; mind
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o, pneumon/o lung / air
pneumat/o air
pulmon/o lung
py/o pus
rhin/o nose
sept/o septum
sinus/o sinus
spir/o breath
tel/o complete
thorac/o thorax
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea
angi/o vessel
aort/o aorta
ather/o yellow plaque (fat)
arter/o, arteri/o artery
atri/o atrium
brachi/o arm
cardi/o heart
cholesterol/o cholesterol
coron/o heart
myx/o mucous
pericardi/o pericardium
phleb/o, ven/o vein
sphygm/o pulse
steth/o chest
thromb/o clot
valv/o, valvul/o valve
vascul/o, vas/o vessel
ventricul/o ventricle
amni/o amnion
arche/o first
cephal/o head
cervic/o cervix, neck
chori/o chorion
colp/o vagina
crypt/o hidden
culd/o cul-de-sac
episi/o vulva
fet/o fetus
galact/o milk
gynec/o, gyn/o female
hymen/o hymen
hyster/o uterus
lact/o milk
lapar/o abdominal wall
mamm/o, mast/o breast
men/o menstruation, month
metr/o, metr/i uterus, measure
nat/a, nat/i birth
obstetr/o pregnancy, childbirth
olig/o few
oo/o, ov/o egg
oophor/o, ovari/o ovary
ovul/o ovulation
perine/o perineum
peritone/o peritoneum
phor/o to bear
salping/o uterine tube, fallopian tube
top/o place
uter/o uterus
vagin/o vagina
vulv/o vulva
andr/o male
balan/o glans penis
cry/o cold
epididym/o epididymis
gon/o seed
hydr/o water, fluid
orch/i, orch/o, orchi/o, orchid/o testicle
prostat/o prostate gland
semin/i, sperm/o, spermat/o sperm
test/o testicle
varic/o varicose veins
vesicul/o seminal vesicles
albumin/o albumin
azot/o urea
bacteri/o bacteria
cali/o calyx
cyst/o urinary
dips/o thirst
glomerul/o glomerulus
glyc/o, glycos/o sugar
ket/o ketone bodies / ketoacidosis
meat/o meatus
lith/o stone
noct/i night
pyel/o renal pelvis
nephr/o, ren/o kidney
son/o sound
tryg/o trigone region
ur/o, urin/o urine
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
vesic/o bladder
an/o anus
bil/i bile
bilirubin/o bile pigment
bucc/o cheek
cec/o cecum
abdomin/o abdomen
appendic/o appendix
cheil/o lip
celi/o abdomen
chol/e gall / bile
cholangi/o bile duct
cholecyst/o gallbladder
choledoch/o common bile duct
col/o colon
dent/i tooth
diverticul/o diverticulum
duoden/o duodenum
enter/o small intestine
esophag/o esophagus
faci/o face
gastr/o stomach
gingiv/o gum
gloss/o, lingu/o tongue
hepat/o liver
herni/o hernia
ile/o ileum
jejun/o jejunum
labi/o lip
or/o, stomat/o mouth
ordont/o tooth
palat/o palate
pancreat/o pancreus
polyp/o polyp
proct/o, rect/o rectum
pylor/o pylorus
sial/o saliva
sialaden/o salivary gland
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
uvul/o uvula
axill/o armpit
immun/o immune
inguin/o groin
lymph/o lymph
lymphaden/o lymph gland
splen/o spleen
thym/o thymus gland
tox/o, toxic/o poison
adren/o, adrenal/o adrenal gland
cortic/o cortex
crin/o secrete
estr/o female
gonad/o ovaries and testes
home/o same
hormon/o hormone
kal/i potassium
natr/o sodium
parathyroid/o parathyroid gland
phys/o growing
pituitar/o pituitary gland
somat/o body
ster/o, stere/o solid, having 3 dimensions
thyr/o, thyroid/ thyroid gland
toc/o child birth
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
dur/o dura mater
encephal/o brain
gangli/o, ganglion/o ganglion
gli/o glial cells
lept/o slender
mening/o, meningi/o meninges
ment/o mind
mon/o one
neur/o nerve
phas/o speech
pont/o pons
psych/o mind
quadr/i four
radic/o, radicul/o, rhiz/o nerve root
vag/o vagus nerve
ambly/o dim, dullness
aque/o water
audi/o hearing
blephar/o eyelid
conjunctiv/o conjunctiva
cor/o, core/o pupil
corne/o cornea
cycl/o ciliary body
dacry/o tear
essi/o, esthesi/o sensation
glauc/o gray
ir/o, irid/o iris
lacrim/o tear
mi/o smaller
myring/o, tympan/o eardrum
ocul/o, ophthalm/o, optico eye
opt/o eye, vision
ot/o ear
palpebr/o eyelid
papill/o optic nerve
phac/o, phak/o eye lens
phot/o light
presby/o old age
pupill/o pupil
retin/o retina
scler/o sclera
scot/o darkness
staped/o stapes
uve/o uvea
vitre/o glassy
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