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Combining forms2

Chapter 3 combining forms

Abdomin/o Abdomen
Acr/o Extremities, top, extreme point
Acu/o Sharp, sudden, severe
Aden/o Gland
Adip/o Fat
Amin/o Amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
Angi/o Vessel
Arteri/o Artery
Arthr/o Joint
Axill/o Armpit
Bi/o Life
Blephar/o Eyelid
Bronch/o Bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
Carcin/o Cancer
Cardi/o Heart
Chem/o Drug, chemical
Chrondr/o Cartilage
Chron/o Time
Col/o Colon (large intestine)
Cyst/o Urinary bladder
Encephal/o Brain
Erythr/o Red
Hem/o Blood
Hepat/o Liver
Hyrd/o Water, fluid
Inguin/o Groin
Isch/o To hold back
Lapar/o Abdomen, abdominal wall
Laryng/o Larynx (voice box)
Leuk/o White
Lymph/o Lymph- a clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces, is contained in special lymph vessels and nodes throughout the body
Mamm/o Breast
Mast/o Breast
Morph/o Shape, form
Muc/o Mucus
My/o Muscle
Myel/o Spinal chord, bone marrow
Necr/o Death (of cells or whole body)
Nephr/o Kidney
Neur/o Nerve
Neutr/o Neutrophil (a white blood cell)
Nucle/o Nucleus
Ophthalm/o Eye
Oste/o Bone
Ot/o Ear
Path/o Disease
Peritone/o Peritoneum
Phag/o To eat, swallow
Phleg/o Vein
Plas/o Formation, development
Pleur/o Pleura (membrane surrounding lungs adn adgacent to the chest wall)
Pneumon/o Lungs
Pulmon/o Lungs
Radi/o X-rays
Rect/o Rectum
Ren/o Kidney
Rhin/o Nose
Sarc/o Flesh
Splen/o Spleen
Staphyl/o Clusters
Strept/o Twisted chains
Thorac/o Chest
Thromb/o Clot
Tonsill/o Tonsils
Trache/o Trachea (windpipe)
Ven/o Vein
Created by: esparks