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Word Roots and Combining Forms

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.
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aer(o)   air; gas  
ather(o)   plaque; fatty substance (inside of a blood vessel)  
blast(o)   immature cells  
calc(o), calci(o)   calcium  
chondrio, chondro   cartilage, grainy, gritty  
chyl(o)   chyle, a digestive fluid  
chym(o)   chyme, semifluid production of chyme in the stomach  
cyst(o), cysti   bladder, cyst, cystic duct  
cyt(o)   cell  
ethm(o)   ethmoid bone  
gluc(o)   glucose  
glyc(o)   sugars  
hydr(o)   hydrogen, water  
ket(o), keton(o)   ketone, acetone  
lip(o)   fat (outside of a blood vessel)  
nucle(o)   nucleus  
plasma, plasmo   formative; plasma  
salping(o)   tube  
sider(o)   iron  
somat(o)   body  
squam(o)   scale; squamous (meaning scaly)  
syring(o)   tube  
A condition characterized by excessive fluid accumulation int he head is   hydrocephaly  
A () is a cartilage cell   chondrocyte  
Inflammation of the eustachian tube is ()   syringitis  
Removal of the fallopian tube   salpingectomy  
Poison that acts upon a cell nucleus   nucleotoxin  
Tumor from a fatty deposit inside a vessel   atheroma  
An () is a gas-producing microorganism   aerogen  
Originating in the body is ()   somatogenic  
Producing glucose is ()   glucogenic  
Sugar deficiency   Glycopenia  
Calcium deficiency   calcipenia  
An embryonic fat cell (outside a vessel) is ()   Lipoblast  
A growth consisting of immature neural cells is ()   glioblastoma  
Separation of blood into parts   plasmapheresis  
The arrangement of cells in tissue is ()   cytoarchitecture  
An abnormally low level of iron in the blood is ()   sideropenia  
bladder-shaped   Cystoid  
Metabolic production of ketones is ()   ketogenesis  
Production of chyle in the intestine   chylopoiesis  
Present during Digestion   Chymopoiesis  
Relating to the squamous part of the frontal bone is   Squamofrontal  


   






 
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