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L.O.M. Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Combining Forms, Suffixes, and Prefixes

Combining form/Suffix/PrefixMeaning
amni/o amnion
cervic/o cervix, neck
chori/o chorion/o chorion
colp/o vagina
culd/o cul-de-sac
episi/o vulva
galact/o milk
gynec/o woman, female
hyster/o uterus, womb
lact/o milk
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
men/o menses, menstruation
metr/o metri/o uterus
my/o muscle
myom/o muscle tumor
nat/i birth
obstetr/o midwife
o/o egg
oophor/o ovary
ov/o egg
ovari/o ovary
ovul/o egg
perine/o perineum
phor/o to bear
salping/o fallopian tubes
uter/o uterus
vagin/o vagina
vulv/o vulva
-arche beginning
-cyesis pregnancy
-gravida pregnancy
-parous to bear, bring forth
-rrhea discharge
-salpinx uterine tube
-tocia labor, birth
-version act of turning
dys- painful
endo- within
in- in
intra- within
multi- may
nulli- no, not, none
pre- before
primi- first
retro- backward
cephal/o head
olig/o scanty
py/o pus
-cele hernia
-ectasis stretching; dilation; expansion
-ectomy removal; excision; resection
-genesis producing; forming
-itis inflammation
-pareunia sexual intercourse
-plasia development; formation; growth
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis droop; sag; prolapse; fall
-rrhagia bursting forth (of blood)
-rrhaphy suture
-scopy visual examination
-stenosis tightening, structure
-stomy new opening (to form a mouth)
-tomy process of cutting
-tresia opening
bi- two
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
oxy- swift, sharp, acid
peri- surrounding
pseudo- false
uni- one
Created by: Namber88