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Oncology

Chabner, Language of Medicine 8th Edition, Chpt 19 comb forms/suffixes/prefixes

QuestionAnswer
alveol/o small sac
cac/o bad
carcin/o cancer, cancerous
cauter/o burn, heat
chem/o chemical, drug
cry/o cold
cyst/o sac of fluid
fibr/o fibers
follicul/o small glandular sacs
fung/i fungus, mushroom
medull/o soft, inner part
mucos/o mucous membrane
mut/a genetic change
mutagen/o causing genetic change
necr/o death
onc/o tumor
papill/o nipple-like
pharmac/o chemical, drug
plas/o formation
ple/o many, more
polyp/o polyp
radi/o rays, x-rays
sarc/o flesh, connective tissue
scirrh/o hard
xer/o dry
-blastoma immature tumor
-genesis formation
-oma mass, tumor
-plasia formation, growth
-plasm formation, growth
-suppression to stop
-therapy treatment
ana- backward
apo- off, away
brachy- short (distance)
epi- upon
meta- behyond; change
prot/o first
tele- far
Created by: megaly ryan