Chapter 4 Word Building

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hist/o/logy

Build a medical word that means study of tissue

nucle/ar

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the nucleus

kary/o/lysis

Build a medical word that means destruction of the nucleus

anter/ior

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the front of the body

caud/ad

Build a medical word that means toward the tail Note that you have a new suffix -ad meaning toward

dist/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to farthest

dors/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the back of the body

infer/ior

Build a medical word that means pertaining to below

later/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the side

medi/ad

Build a medical word that means toward the middle

poster/ior

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the back of the body

proxim/al

Build a medical word that means petaining to the nearest (center of the body)

ventr/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the belly side

abdomin/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the abdomen Note that abdomen is spelled with an "e" whereas the combining form is spelled with an "i"

cervic/al

Build a medical word that means pertianing to the neck

crani/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the cranium (skull)

hypo/gast/ic

Build a medical word that means pertaining to below the stomach

ili/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the ilium

inguin/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the groin

lumb/ar

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the loins (lower back)

unbilic/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the naval

pelvi/meter

Build a medical word that means instrument for measuring the pelvis

pelv/ic

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the pelvis

spin/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to spine

thorac/o

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the chest

albin/ism

Build a medical word that means condition of white

leuk/o/cyte

Build a medical word that means white cell (this is a case where it really means white blood cell but we don't use the combining form for blood)

chlor/opia

Build a medical word that means green vision (Your book points out that this condition is usually associated with a toxic reaction to digitalis)

hetero/chrom/ic

Build a medical word that means pertaining to different colors

cirrh/osis

Build a medical word that means abormal condition of yellow (Your book points out that chirrhosis of the liver is usually associated with alcoholism or chronic hepatitis)

jaund/ice

Build a medical word that means condition of yellow (Your book points out that jaundice is caused by an abnormal increase of bilirubin which is a yellow compound formed when red blood cells are destroyed in the blood

xanth/o/cyte

Build a medical word that means yellow cell

cyan/o/tic

Build a medical word that means pertaining to blue

erythr/o/cyte

Build a medical word that means red cell (this is a case where it really means red blood cell but we don't use the combining form for blood

melan/oma

Build a medical word that means black tumor

poli/o/myel/itis

Build a medical word that means inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord

acr/o/cyan/osis

Build a medical word that means abnormal condition of blue(ness) of the extremities

eti/o/logy

Build a medical word that means study of cause

fasci/itis

Build a medical word that means inflammation of the fascia

idi/o/pathic

Build a medical word that means pertaining to unknown disease

morph/ology

Build a medical word that means study of shape

path/o/logist

Build a medical word that means specialist in the study of

radi/o/logist

Build a medical word that means specialist in the study of x-ray

super/ior

Build a medical word that means pertaining to upper

trans/abdomin/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to across the abdomen

ultra/son/ic

Build a medical word that means pertaining to excess sound

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