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Combining Forms of medical terms

Combining FormMeaning
aden/o gland
arthr/o joint
bi/o life
carcin/o cancerous, cancer
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
cis/o to cut
crin/o secrete (to form and give off)
cyst/o urinary bladder; a sac or cyst (sac containing fluid)
cyt/o cell
derm/o; dermat/o skin
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestine
erythr/o red
gastr/o stomach
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o woman, female
hemat/o; hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
iatr/o treatment
leuk/o white
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
ped/o child
psych/o mind
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
sect/o to cut
thromb/o clot, clotting
ur/o urinary tract, urine
abdomin/o abdomen
adip/o fat
anter/o front
bol/o to cast; throw
cervic/o neck (of the body or of the uterus)
chondr/o cartilage (type of connective tissue)
chrom/o color
coccyg/o coccyx (tailbone)
crani/o skull
dist/o far, distant
dors/o back portion of the body
hist/o tissue
ili/o ilium (part of the pelvic bone)
inguin/o groin
kary/o nucleus
later/o side
lumb/o lower back (side and back between the ribs and pelvis)
medi/o middle
nucle/o nucleus
pelv/o hip, pelvic cavity
poster/o back, behind
proximo nearest
sacr/o sacrum
sarc/o flesh
spin/o spine, backbone
thel/o nipple
thorac/o chest
trache/o trachea, windpipe
umbilic/o navel, umbilicus
ventr/o belly side of the body
vertebr/o vertebrae, backbones
viscer/o internal organs
acr/o extremities, top, extreme point
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
agor/a marketplace
amni/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
chem/o drug, chemical
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine)
hydr/o water, fluid
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen, abdominal wall
laryng/o larynx, voice box
lymph/o lymph, a clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
morph/o shape, form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o death (of cells or whole body)
neutr/o neutrophil (WBC)
ot/o ear
peritone/o peritoneum
phag/o to eat, swallow
phleb/o vein
plas/o formation, development
pleur/o pleura (membranes surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall muscles)
pneumon/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
rect/o rectum
splen/o spleen
staphyl/o clusters
strept/o twisted chains
thorac/o chest
tonsill/o tonsils
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
carp/o wrist bones
cib/o meals
cost/o rib
cutane/o skin
dactyl/o fingers, toes
duct/o to lead, carry
flex/o to bend
furc/o forking, branching
gloss/o tongue
glyc/o sugar
immun/o protection
mort/o death
nat/i birth
nect/o to bind, tie, connect
norm/o rule, order
ox/o oxygen
pub/o pubis (pubic bone); anterior portion of the pelvic or hipbone
seps/o infection
somn/o sleep
son/o sound
the/o to put, place
thyr/o shield (shape of thyroid gland resembled shield to those who named it)
top/o place, position, location
tox/o poison
urethr/o urethra
an/o anus
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
bucc/o cheek
cec/o cecum
celi/o belly, abdomen
cheil/o lip
cholecyst/o gallbladder
choledoch/o common bile duct
colon/o colon
dent/i tooth
duoden/o duodenum
esophag/o esophagus
faci/o face
gingiv/o gms
ile/o ileum
jejun/o jejunum
labi/o lip
lingu/o tongue
mandibul/o lower jaw, mandible
odont/o tooth
orth/o straight
or/o mouth
palat/o palate
pancreat/o pancreas
pharyng/o throat
proct/o anus and rectum
pylor/o pyloric sphincter
sialaden/o salivary gland
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
stomat/o mouth
amyl/o starch
bil/i gall, bile
bilirubin/o bilirubin (bile pigment)
chol/e gall, bile
chlorhydr/o hydrochloric acid
gluc/o; glyc/o sugar
glycogen/o glycogen, animal starch
lip/o fat, lipid
lith/o stone
prote/o protein
sial/o saliva, salivary gland
steat/o fat
cholangi/o bile vessel
aer/o air
alges/o sensitivity to pain
cras/o mixture
erg/o work
esthes/o feeling, sensation
hypn/o sleep
myc/o mold, fungus
narc/o stupor
pharmac/o drug
prurit/o itching
pyret/o fever
thec/o sheath (of brain and spinal cord)
tox/o, toxic/o poison
vas/o vessel
vit/o life
cheir, chir hand
colla glue; gelatinlike; starch
gingiv/o gum
glauc/o gray
gli/o neuroglia (glue)
-globin protein
-glovulin protein
glomerul/o glomerulus
gloss tongue
glucos/o sugar
-glute buttocks
glyc/o sugar, sweetness
steat/o fat
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