Language of Medicine Combining Forms

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a thru B set 1

abdomin/o

abdomen

acr/o

extremities; top; extremepoint

actin/o

light

aden/o

gland

adip/o

fat

adren/o

adrenal glands

albin/o

white

alges

sensitivity to pain

amyl/o

starch

andr/o

man

angi/o

vessel

ankyl/o

crooked;bent;stiff

a-, an-

Prefix meaning "no," "not," or "without."

anxi/o

Combining form meaning "uneasy" or "anxious."

antr/o

Combining form denoting the relationship to an antrum (cavity or chamber) or sinus.

ab

Prefix meaning "away from."

balan/o

Combining form denoting relationship to the glans penis.

bacilli

1. Rod-shaped bacteria. 2. Organisms of the genus Bacillus.

bar/o

Combining form meaning "pressure" or "weight."

bas/o

Combining form meaning "base" or "opposite of acid."

bio

Combining form meaning "life."

bi

Prefix meaning "two."

-blast

Suffix meaning "embryonic" or "immature."

bol/o

Combining form meaning "cast" or "throw."

brachi/o

Combining form denoting relationship to the arm.

-ac

Suffix meaning "pertaining to."

acous/o

Combining form denoting relationship to hearing.

actin/o

Combining form denoting relationship to light, a ray, or some form of radiation.

acu/o

Combining form meaning "sharp," "severe," or "sudden."

ad

Prefix meaning "toward."

agglutin/o

Combining form meaning "clumping" or "sticking together."

agora

Prefix meaning "marketplace" or "gathering place."

-agon

Suffix meaning "to assemble" or "to gather."

-agra

Suffix meaning "excessive pain."

-algia

Suffix denoting relationship to pain.

all

Combining form meaning "other."

ambly-

Combining form meaning "dim" or "dull."

amphi-

Prefix meaning on both sides; around or about; double.

ana

Prefix meaning "up," "apart," or "backward."

anis/o

Combining form meaning "unequal."

anter/o

Combining form meaning "front."

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