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Medical Terminology Combining Forms

AB
Abdomin/OAbdomen
acetabul/oacetabulum (hip socket)
Acr/OExtremities, Top, Extreme Point
Acu/OSharp, Severe, Sudden
Aden/OGland
adenoid/oAdenoids
Adip/OFat
adren/oadrenal glands
adrenal/oadrenal glands
albin/owhite
albumino/oalbumin (protein)
alges/o, -algesiaexcessive sensitivity to pain
alveol/oalveolus, air sac
ambly/odull, dim
Amni/OAmnion (Sac Around Embryo)
Amyl/oStarch
an/oAnus
ana-again, anew
andr/omale
angi/ovessel
anter/ofront
aort/oaorta
append/o, appendic/oAppendix
aque/owater
arter/o, arteri/oartery
arthr/oJoint
at/iBirth
ather/oyellowish plaque
atri/oatrium
Axill/OArmpit
azot/ourea; nitrogen
bacteri/obacteria
balan/oglans penis
bas/obase
bi/oLife
Bil/iGall, bile
Bilirubin/oBilirubin
blephar/oeyelid
bol/oto cast (throw)
brachi/oarm
bronch/o, bronchi/o, bronchiol/obronchial tube, Bronchus
bucc/oCheek
calc/ocalcium
calcane/ocalcaneus (heal)
calci/ocalcium
cali/o, calic/ocalyx (calix)
capn/ocarbon dioxide
carcin/oCancerous, cancer
cardi/oHeart
carp/ocarpals (wrist bones)
caus/oburn, burning
cauter/oheat, burn
cec/oCecum
celi/oBelly, abdomen
cephal/oHead
cerebell/ocerebellum
cerebr/oCerebrum
cervic/ocervix, neck
cheil/oLip
Chem/ODrug/Chemical
Chlorhydr/oHydrochloric acid
Chol/eGall, bile
cholangi/oGall bladder vessel
cholecyst/oGall bladder
choledoch/oCommon bile duct
cholesterol/ocholesterol
chondr/ocartilage
chori/o, chorion/ochorion
chrom/ocolor
Chron/PTime
cib/oMeals
cis/oTo cut
clavicul/oclavicle (collar bone)
coagul/oclotting
coccyg/ococcyx (tailbone)
col/o, colon/oColon, large intestine
colp/ovagina
comat/odeep sleep
coni/oDust
conjunctiv/oconjunctiva
cor/opupil
corne/ocornea
coron/oheart
cortic/ocortex, outer region
cost/oribs
crani/ocranium (skull)
crin/osecrete
crin/oTo secrete
cry/ocold
crypt/ohidden
culd/ocul-de-sac
cutane/oskin
cutane/oSkin
cyan/oBlue
cycl/ociliary body
cyst/ourinary bladder
cyt/ocell
dacry/otears, tear duct
dactyl/oFingers, toes
dent/iTooth
derm/oskin
dermat/oskin
diaphor/oprofuse sweating
dipl/odouble
dips/othirst
dist/ofar, distant
dors/oback portion of the body
duct/oTo lead, carry
duoden/oDuodenum
dur/odura mater
electr/oElectricity
encephal/obrain
enter/oIntestines
eosin/ored, dawn, rosy
epididym/oepididymis
epiglott/oEpiglottis
episi/ovulva
erythem/oredness
erythemat/oredness
erythr/ored
esophag/oEsophagus
esthesi/o, -esthesiafeeling, nervous sensation
estr/ofemale
faci/oFace
femor/ofemur (thigh bones)
fibul/ofibula (smaller lower leg bone)
flex/oTo bend
furc/oForking, branching
galact/omilk
gastr/oStomach
gingiv/oGums
glauc/ogray
gli/oglial cells
glomerul/oglomerulus
gloss/oTongue
gluc/o, glyc/o, glycos/osugar, glucose
gn/oKnowledge
gon/oseed
gonad/osex glands (ovaries, testes)
granul/ogranules
gynec/oWoman, Female
hem/oblood
hemat/oblood
hemoglobin/ohemoglobin
hepat/oLiver
hidr/osweat
hist/otissue
home/osameness
hormon/ohormone
humer/ohumerus (upper arm bone)
hydr/owater, fluid
hyster/outerus, womb
iatr/oTreatment, Physician
ichthy/oscaly, dry
ile/oIlium
ili/oilium (upper part of pelvic bone)
immun/oprotection
inguin/ogroin
ir/oiris
irid/oiris
is/osame, equal
isch/oto hold back; back
ischi/oischium (part of pelvic bone)
jejun/oJejunum
kal/ipotassium (an electrolyte)
kary/onucleus
kerat/ocornea, hard-horney tissue
ket/o; keton/oketones; acetones
kines/omovement
kyph/oposterior curvature in thoracic region
labi/oLip
lacrim/otears
lact/omilk
lamin/olamina
Lapr/OAbdomen, Abdominal wall
laryng/olarynx, voice box
later/oside
lept/othin, slender
leuk/owhite
lex/oword, phrase
lingu/oTongue
lip/ofat
lith/ostone
lob/olobe of the lung
log/oStudy
lord/ocurve
lumb/oloins, lower back
lymph/olymph
lymphaden/olymph node
malleol/omalleolus
mamm/o, mast/obreast
mandibul/omandible (lower jaw bone)
maxill/omaxilla (upper jaw bone)
meat/omeatus
medi/omiddle
mediastin/oMediastinum
melan/oblack
men/omenses, menstruation
mening/o, meningi/omembranes, meninges
metacarp/ometacarpals (hand bones)
metatars/ometatarsals (foot bones)
metr/outerus
mi/osmaller, less
mon/oone, single
morph/oshape, form
mort/oDeath
Muc/OMucus
my/omuscle
myc/ofungus
mydr/owiden, enlarge
myel/oSpinal Cord, Bone Marrow
myom/omuscle tumor
myx/omucus
nas/onose
nat/ibirth
natr/osodium (an electrolyte)
necr/odeath
nect/oTo bind, tie, connect
nephr/okidney
neur/onerve
neutr/oneutral, Neutrophil (WBC)
noct/onight
norm/oRule, order
nucle/onucleus
nyct/onight
o/oegg
obstetr/omidwife
ocul/oeye
odont/oTooth
ogli/oscanty
olecran/oolecranon (elbow)
onc/oTumor
onych/onail
oophor/oovary
ophthalm/oeye
opt/oeye, vision
optic/oeye, vision
or/oMouth
orch/o, orchi/o, orchid/otestis, testicle
orth/ostraight, upright
oste/obone
ot/OEar
ov/oegg
ovari/oovary
ovul/oegg
ox/oOxygen
palat/oPalate
palpebr/oeyelid
pancreat/opancreas
papill/ooptic disc
parathyroid/oparathyroid gland
patell/opatella (kneecap)
path/oDisease
pector/ochest
ped/oChild
pelv/ipelvis
Pen/i, Phall/iPenis
perine/operineum
peritone/oPeritoneum
perone/ofibula
phac/olens of the eye
phag/oeat, swallow
phak/olens of the eye
phalang/ophalanges (finger, toe bones)
pharyng/opharynx, throat
Phelb/OVein
phon/ovoice
phor/oto bear
phot/olight
phren/odiaphragm
phys/ogrowing
phyt/oplant
pil/ohair, hair follicle
pituitar/opituitary gland; hypophysis
Plas/OFormation, Development
pleur/oPleura
Pleur/OPleura
pneum/o, pneumon/oair, lung
poikil/ovaried, irregular
pont/opons
poster/oback, behind
presby/oold age
proct/oAnus, rectum
prostat/oprostate gland
Prote/oProtein
proxim/onearest
psych/oMind
pub/opubis
pub/oPubis
pulmon/olung
pupill/opupil
py/opus
pyel/orenal pelvis
pylor/oPyloric sphincter
radi/oradius , X-Ray
radicul/onerve root
rect/oRectum
ren/okidney
retin/oretina
rhin/oNose
rhythid/owrinkle
salping/ofallopian tubes
sarc/oFlesh
scapul/oscapula (shoulder blade)
scler/osclera (white of the eye)
scoli/ocrooked
scot/odarkness
seb/osebum
sect/oTo Cut
semin/isemen, seed
seps/oInfection
Sial/oSaliva, salivary
sialaden/oSalivary glands
sider/oiron
sigmoid/oSigmoid colon
sinus/osinus cavity
somat/obody
somn/oSleep
son/oSound
sperm/ospermatozoa, semen
spher/oglobe, round
sphygm/opulse.
spin/ospine, backbone
spir/oBreathing
splen/ospleen
spondyl/overtebra
squam/oscale-like
Staphyl/OClusters
steat/ofat
Steat/oFat
ster/osolid structure
stern/osternum (breastbone)
steth/ochest
stomat/oMouth
Strept/OTwisted Chains
syncop/ocut off
tars/otarsals
tax/oorder, coordination
tel/ocomplete
terat/omonster
test/otestis, testicle
thalam/othalamus
the/oTo put, place
thec/osheath (refers to meninges)
thel/oNipple
thorac/ochest
thromb/oClot, Clotting
thym/othymus gland
thyr/othyroid gland
thyr/oThyroid gland
thyroid/othyroid gland
tibi/otibia (shin bone)
toc/ochildbirth
tonsill/otonsils
top/oPlace, position, location
tox/o, toxic/opoison
trache/otrachea, windpipe
trithree
trich/ohair
trigon/otrigone
uln/oulna (lower arm bone)
umbilic/onavel, umbilicus
ungu/onail
ur/oUrinary tract, Urine
ureter/oureter
urethr/ourethra
urin/ourine
uter/outerus
uve/ouvea
uvul/oUvula
vag/ovagus nerve
vagin/ovagina
valvul/o, valv/ovalve
varic/ovaricose veins
vas/ovessel, duct
vascul/ovessel
Ven/OVein
ven/o, ven/ivein
ventr/obelly side of the body
ventricul/oventricle
vertebr/overtebra(e), backbone(s)
vesic/ourinary bladder
viscer/ointernal organs
vitre/oglassy
vulv/ovulva
xanth/oyellow
xer/odry
zo/oanimal life


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