medical combining forms

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-desis

Suffix for binding or surgical fusion

-crine

suffix to secrete

gynec/o, gyn/o

2 combining forms for woman

py/o

combining form for pus

semin/i

combining form for semen

laryng/o

combining form for larynx

lacrim/o

combining form for tears

crypt/o

combining form for hidden

aden/o

combining form for gland

poly-

prefix for many

toxic/o

combining form for poison

-megaly

suffix for enlargement

-phagia

suffix to eat or to swallow

ante-

prefix for before or in front

-ptosis

suffix for drooping or prolapse

-pseudo

suffix for false

dipl/o

combining form for double

-tripsy

suffix for intentional crushing

-gram

suffix for record or picture

-genesis

suffix for formation

-tomy

suffix for surgical incision into

pancreat/o

combining form for pancreas

pen/i, phall/o, priap/o

3 combining forms for penis

gravida

The word meaning pregnancy

cyst/o

combining form for bladder

nephr/o

combining form for kidney

hypo-

prefix for under, low, deficient, below

hyper-

prefix for excessive, above

-cele

suffix for swelling

-rrhagia

suffix for excessive flow/discharge

men/o

combining form for menstruation

olig/o

combining form for few, scanty, little, low

aur/o

combining form for ear

calc/o

combining form for calcium

urin/o

combining form for urine

hydro-

prefix for water/fluid

-phonia

suffix for speech

lith/o

combining form for stone

dys-

prefix for difficult, bad

premi-

prefix for first

lact/o

combining form for milk

orth/o

combining form for strait

gonads

the word for male or female sex glands (ovaries and testes)

kal/o, kal/i

2 combining forms for potassium

salping/o

combining form for fallopian or eustachian tubes

-itis

suffix for inflammation

orchid/o

combining form for testes/testicles

-pexy

suffix for surgical fixation

-ectomy

suffix for surgical removal

myx/o

combining form for mucus

cry/o

combining form for cold

urethr/o

combining form for urethra

lapar/o

combining form for abdominal wall

endo-

prefix for within

supra-

prefix for above, over

vagin/o

combining form for vagina

-oma

suffix for tumor

-plasty

suffix for surgical repair

bi-

prefix for two

a-

prefix for without

nulli-

prefix for none or never

test/o

combining form for testes

peri-

prefix for around

tympan/o

combining form for tympanic membrane

vas/o

combining form for vessel

-pnea

suffix for breath or breathing

tachy-

prefix for fast or rapid

pyrosis

heartburn or indigestion

balan/o

combining form for glans penis

-rrhea

suffix for flow or discharge

-algia

suffix for pain

-para

suffix to give birth

-taxia

suffix for condition of coordination

-scopy

suffix for process of viewing with an instrument

colon/o

combining form for colon or large intestine

para-

prefix for near, beside, beyond, two like parts.

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