Medical Terminology: Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes

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Medical Terminology: Combining Forms, Prefixes, and Suffixes

abdomin/o

abdomen, abdominal cavity

acr/o

extremities, height

aden/o

adenoids

adren/o, adrenal/o

adrenal gland

albumin/o

albumin

alveol/o

alveolus

amni/o, amnion/o

amnion

andr/o

male

angi/o

vessel

ankyl/o

crooked, stiff, bent

anter/o

front

antr/o

antrum

aort/o

aorta

aponeur/o

aponeurosis

appendic/o

appendix

arche/o

first, beginning

arteri/o

artery

arthr/o

joint

atel/o

imperfect, incomplete

ather/o

yellowish, fatty plaque

atri/o

atrium

aur/i, aur/o

ear

aut/o

self

azot/o

urea, nitrogen

balan/o

glans penis

blast/o

developing cell

blephar/o

eyelid

bronch/i, bronchi/o

bronchus

burs/o

bursa (cavity)

calc/i

calcium

capn/o

cancer

capn/o

carbon dioxide

carcin/o

cancer

cardi/o

heart

carp/o

carpals (wrist bones)

caud/o

tail (downwards)

cec/o

cecum

celi/o

abdomen (abdominal cavity)

cephal/o

head

cerebell/o

cerebellum

cerebr/o

cerebrum, brain

cervic/o

cervix

cheil/o

lip

chlor/o

green

cholangi/o

bile duct

chol/e

gall, bile

choledoch/o

common bile duct

chondr/o

cartilage

chori/o

chorion

chrom/o

color

clavic/o, clavicul/o

clavicle (collarbone)

cochle/o, cocle/o

cochlea

col/o, colon/o

colon

colp/o

vagina

coni/o

dust

conjunctiv/o

conjunctiva

cor/o

pupil

core/o

cornea

corne/o

pupil

cortic/o

cortex (outer layer of body organ)

cost/o

rib

crani/o

cranium (skull)

cry/o

cold

crypt/o

hidden

culd/o

cul-de-sac

cutane/o

skin

cyan/o

blue

cyst/o

bladder, sac

cyt/o

cell

dacry/o

tear, tear duct

dermat/o, derm/o

skin

diaphragmat/o

diaphragm

dipl/o

two, double

dips/o

thirst

disk/o

intervertebral disk

dist/o

away (from the point of attachment of a body part)

diverticul/o

diverticulum

dors/o

back

duoden/o

duodenum

dur/o

hard, dura mater

ech/o

sound

electr/o

electricity, electrical activity

embry/o

embryo, to be full

encephal/o

brain

endocrin/o

endocrine

enter/o

intestine

epididym/o

epididymis

epiglott/o

epiglottis

episi/o

vulva

epitheli/o

epithelium

erythr/o

red

esophag/o

esophagus

esthesi/o

sensation, sensitivity, feeling

eti/o

cause (of disease)

femor/o

femur (upper leg bone)

fet/i, fet/o

fetus, unborn child

fibr/o

fiber

fibul/o

fibula (lower leg bone)

gangli/o, ganglion/o

ganglion

gastr/o

stomach

gingiv/o

gum

gli/o

glia

glomerul/o

glomerulus

gloss/o

tongue

glyc/o, glycos/o

sugar

gno/o

knowledge

gravid/o

pregnancy

gynec/o, gyn/o

woman

hemat/o, hem/o

blood

hepat/o

liver

herni/o

hernia

heter/o

other

hidr/o

sweat

hist/o

tissue

humer/o

humerus (upper arm bone)

hydr/o

water

hymen/o

hymen

hyster/o

uterus

iatr/o

medicine, physician, treatment

ile/o, ili/o

ileum

infer/o

below

irid/o, ir/o

iris

ischi/o

ischium

isch/o

deficiency, blockage

jejun/o

jejunum

kal/i

potassium

kary/o

nucleus

kerat/o

cornea, horny tissue, hard

kinesi/o

movement, motion

kyph/o

hump

labyrinth/o

labyrinth, inner ear

lacrim/o

tear duct, tear

lact/o

milk

lamin/o

lamina (thin, flat plate or layer)

lapar/o

abdomen, abdominal cavity

laryng/o

larynx (voice box)

later/o

side

lei/o

smooth

leuk/o

white

lingu/o

tongue

lith/o

stone, calculus

lob/o

lobe

lord/o

bent forward

lumb/o

loin (or lumbar region of the spine)

lymphaden/o

lymph node

lymph/o

lymph, lymph tissue

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