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medical terms

combining forms

aden/o gland
amni/o amnion (sac of fluid surrounding the embryo)
angi/o vessel (usually blood vessel)
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
arther/o plaque (a yellow fatty material)
axill/o armpit
bronch/o bronchi/o bronchial tube
carcin/o cancerous
cardi/o heart
chem/o drug; also chemical
cholesyst/o gallbladder
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine or bowel)
crani/o skull
cry/o cold
cyst/o urinary bladder; also a sac of fluid or a cyst
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus (tube leading from the throat to the stomach)
hem/o hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hyster/o uterus
inguin/o groin (are in which the thy meets the trunk of the body)
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen (abdominal wall)
laryng/o voice box (larynx)
leuk/o white
mamm/o breast (use with -ARY, -GRAPHY, -GRAM and -PLASTY)
mast/o breast (use with -ECTOMY and -ITIS)
men/o menses (menstration); month
mening/o meninges (membranes around the brain and spinal cord)
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord (nervous tissue connected to the brain, located in the spinal column)
myel/o bone marrow (soft inner part of bones, where blood cells are made)
necr/o death (of cells)
nephr/o kidney (use with all suffixes EXCEPT with: -AL and -GRAM)
neur/o nerve
oophor/o ovary
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
pelv/o hip area
peritone/o peritoneum (membrane surrounding organs in the abdomen)
phleb/o ven/o vein
pneumon/o pulmon/o lung
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidney (use with -AL and -GRAM)
rhin/o nose
salping/o fallopian (uterine) tube
sarc/o flesh
septic/o pertaining to infection
thorac/o chest
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o windpipe;trachea
ur/o urine or urea (a waste material); urinary tract
vascul/o blood vessel
abdomin/o abdomen
an/o anus (opening of the digestive tract to the outside of the body)
bi/o life
carp/o carpals (wrist bones)
cis/o to cut
cost/o ribs
cutane/o skin
dur/o dura mater ( outermost meningeal membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord)
gen/o to produce; to begin
glyc/o sugar
later/o side
nati/o birth
norm/o rule; order
plas/o formation; growth; development
scapul/o scapula (shoulder blade)
son/o sound
thyroid/o thyroid gland
top/o to put; place; position
troph/o development; nourishment
urethr/o urethra (tube leading from the bladder to the outside of the body)
uter/o uterus
vertebr/o vertebra (backbone)
Created by: Malos5