Medical Terminology-Suffixes 3-Combining Form

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58 terms · Medical Terminolgy- A Short Course, 5th Edition,Chabner/Saunders: "Suffixes 3- Combining Forms" http://evolve.elsevier.com/

aden/o

gland

amni/o

amnion(sac of fluid surrounding the embryo)

angi/o

vessel (usually a blood vessel)

arteri/o

artery

arthr/o

joint

ather/o

plaque (a yellow, fatty material)

axill/o

armpit (underarm)

bronch/o

bronchial tube

carcin/o

cancerous

cardi/o

heart

chem/o

drug; also chemical

cholecyst/o

gallbladder

chron/o

time

col/o

colon (large intestine or bowel)

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 (tube leading from the throat to the stomach)

hem/o

blood

hemat/o

blood

hepat/o

liver

hyster/o

uterus

inguin/o

groin (area in which the thigh meets the trunk of the body)

isch/o

to hold back

lapar/o

abdomen (abdominal wall)

laryng/o

voice box

leuk/o

white

mamm/o

breast (use with-ARY,-GRAPHY,-GRAM, AND -PLASTY)

mast/o

breast (use with-ECTOMY and -ITIS)

men/o

menses (menstruation); month

mening/o

meninges (membranes around the brain and spinal cord)

my/o

muscle

myel/o

spinal cord (nervous tissue connected to the brain and located within the spinal column or backbone); in other terms, MYEL/O means bone marrow (the soft, inner part of bones, where blood cells are made)

necr/o

death (of cells)

nephr/o

kidney (use with all suffixes, except - AL and -GRAM; use REN/O with -AL and -Gram)

neur/o

nerve

oophor/o

ovary

oste/o

bone

ot/o

ear

pelv/o

hip area

peritone/o

peritoneum (membrane surrounding the organs in the abdominal cavity)

phleb/o

vein

pneumon/o

lung

pulmon/o

lung

radi/o

x-rays

ren/o

kidney (use with -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 (waste material); urinary tract

vascul/o

blood vessel

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