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Turley's Medical Language Chapter 6

Combining form(s)Meaning
aden/o gland
agglutin/o clumping, sticking
aggreg/o crowding together
angi/o blood vessel; lymphatic vessel
anis/o unequal
-ant pertaining to
apher/o withdrawal
-ase enzyme
aspir/o to breathe in; to suck in
-ate composed of; pertaining to
-ated pertaining to a condition; composed of
attenu/o weakened
auto- self
bas/o base of a structure; basic (alkaline)
bi/o life; living organisms; living tissue
-blast immature cell
-body a structure or thing
calc/o calcium
chrom/o color
coagul/o clotting
compromis/o exposed to danger
cortic/o cortex (outer region)
-crasia a mixing
-cyte cell
cyt/o cell
defici/o lacking, inadequate
different/o being distinct, different
dissect/o to cut apart
dissemin/o widely scattered throughout the body
-ed pertaining to
-edema swelling
electr/o electricity
embol/o embolus (occluding plug)
-emia condition of the blood; substance in the blood
-ency condition of being
eosin/o eosin (acidic red dye)
erythr/o red
-esis condition
excis/o to cut out
ferrit/o iron
ferr/o iron
fibrin/o fibrin
fibr/o fiber
fus/o pouring
glob/o shaped like a globe; comprehensive
globul/o shaped like a globe
-gram a record or picture
granul/o granule
hem/o blood
heter/o other
-ial pertaining to
-immune immune response
-in a substance
inhibit/o block; hold back
inter- between
-ization process of making, creating, or inserting
kary/o nucleus
-kine movement
leuk/o white
ly/o break down, separate, dissolve
-lysis abnormal condition or process of breaking down or dissolving
-lyte dissolved substance
meg/a large
megal/o large
mon/o one, single
morph/o shape
myel/o bone marrow; spinal cord; myelin
neutr/o not taking part
norm/o normal, usual
-oid resembling
opportun/o well timed, taking advantage of an opportunity
-opsy process of viewing
-or person or thing that produces or does
ox/y oxygen; quick
pan- all
-penia condition of deficiency
peripher/o outer aspects
-phage thing that eats
phag/o eating, swallowing
-phil attraction to, fondness for
phil/o attraction to, fondness for
phleb/o vein
phor/o to bear, to carry; range
plasm/o plasma; formed substance
plast/o growth; formation
-poiesis condition of formation
-poietin a substance that forms
poikil/o irregular
prote/o protein
punct/o hole, perforation
reticul/o small network
-rrhage excessive flow or discharge
rub/o red
septic/o infection
son/o sound
splen/o spleen
-stasis condition of standing still; staying in one place
-steroid steroid
suppress/o press down
-therapy treatment
thromb/o thrombus (blood clot)
thym/o thymus; rage
tox/o poison, toxin
transplant/o move something to another place
ultra- beyond; higher
-ure system; result of
vaccin/o giving a vaccine
ven/i vein
viscos/o thickness
Created by: Amunas