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MT Short Course Ch 3

Combining forms

aden/o gland
amni/o amnion (sac of fluid around embryo)
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
ather/o plaque (fatty material that builds up on blood vessel walls)
axill/o armpit
bronch/o bronchi/o bronchial tube
carcin/o cancerous
cardi/o heart
chem/o drug; chemical
cholecyst/o gallbladder
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine)
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
hem/o hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hyster/o uterus
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back (as in blocking blood flow - ishemia)
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
leuk/o white
mamm/o mast/o breast
men/o mensis
mening/o meninges (membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord)
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord OR bone marrow
necr/o death
nephr/o kidney (this form used with all suffixes except -al, -gram in which ren/o is used instead)
neur/o nerve
oophor/o ovary
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
pelv/o hip/pelvis
peritone/o peritoneum (membrane surrounding organs of the abdomen)
phleb/o vein
pneumon/o pulmon/o lung
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidney (use with suffixes -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; urinary tract
vascul/o blood vessel
Created by: cskinner
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