Combining Forms Part 3/3

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nyctal/o

night, nocturnal

obstetr/o

midwife, prenatal development

ocul/o

eye

olig/o

few in number

omphal/o

umbilicus (navel)

onc/o

tumor

onych/o

nail

oophor/o

ovary

opt/o

eye, vision

opthalm/o

eye

or/o

mouth

orch/o

testis or testicle

orchi/o

testis or testicle

orchid/o

testis or testicle

organ/o

tool

orth/o

straight, normal

oste/o

bone

ovari/o

ovary

ox/i

oxygen

pachy/o

thick

palat/o

roof of mouth, palate

pancreat/o

sweetbread, pancreas

par/o

parturition or labor

parathyroid/o

parathyroid

pariet/o

wall

part/o

parturition or labor

patell/o

small pan, patella

path/o

disease

pector/o

chest

ped/o

child

pediatr/o

body louse

pelv/i

pelvis, washbasin

pelv/o

pelvis, washbasin

pen/o

penis

peps/o

digestion

pept/o

digestion

perine/o

perineum

peritone/o

to stretch over, peritoneum

petr/o

stone

phac/o

lens

phag/o

eat, swallow

phak/o

lens

phalang/o

row of soldiers, phalanx

pharyng/o

throat, pharynx

phas/o

speech

phasi/o

speech

phleb/o

vein

phot/o

light

phragm/o

partition

phragmat/o

partition

physi/o

nature

physis/o

growth

plegi/o

paralysis

pleur/o

rib, pleura

pneum/o

air, lung

pneumat/o

air, lung

pneumon/o

air, lung

pod/o

foot

poikil/o

irregular

poli/o

gray

polyp/o

a small growth, polyp

por/o

small hole

posteri/o

back

poster/o

back

presby/o

old age

prim/i

first

proct/o

rectum, anus

prostat/o

prostate gland

proxim/o

near

pseud/o

false

psych/o

mind

pub/o

grown up, pubis

puerper/i

childbirth

puerper/o

childbirth

pulmon/o

lung

pyel/o

renal pelvis

pylor/o

gatekeeper, pylorus

quadr/i

four

rachi/o

spine, vertebral column

radi/o

spoke of a wheel, radius

radic/o

nerve root

radicul/o

nerve root

rect/o

straight, erect, rectum

ren/o

kidney

retin/o

net, retina

rhabd/o

rod

rhin/o

nose

rhytid/o

wrinkle

rrhythm/o

repetition, rhythm

rubin/o

red pigment

sacr/o

sacred, sacrum

salping/o

tube (usually the eustachian or fallopian tubes)

sarc/o

flesh, meat

scler/o

thick, hard; sclera

scoli/o

curved

seb/o

sebum, oil

semin/o

seed

sept/o

wall, partition

septic/o

putrefying

sial/o

saliva

sigmoid/o

the letter S

sinus/o

cavity

skelet/o

dried up, skeleton

somat/o

body

somn/o

sleep

son/o

sound

spadias/o

rip, tear

spasm/o

sudden, involuntary muscle contraction

sperm/o

seed

spermat/o

seed

sphygm/o

pulse

spin/o

spine or thorn

spir/o

to breathe

splen/o

spleen

spondyl/o

vertebra

staped/o

stapes

staphyl/o

grape-like clusters; Staphylococcus (bacterium)

stasis/o

standing still

steat/o

fat

sten/o

narrowness, constriction

stern/o

chest, sternum

steth/o

chest

stigmat/o

point

stomat/o

mouth

strept/o

twisted or gnarled; Streptococcus (bacterium)

superi/o

above

super/o

above

synov/o

binding eggs, synovial

synovi/o

binding eggs, synovial

tars/o

flat surface

taxi/o

reaction to a stimulus

ten/o

to stretch out, tendon

tend/o

to stretch out, tendon

tendin/o

to stretch out, tendon

tens/o

pressure

test/o

testis, testicle

testicul/o

small testis, testicle

thalam/o

inner chamber, thalamus

thel/i

nipple

therm/o

heat

thorac/o

chest, thorax

thromb/o

clot

thym/o

wart-like, thymus gland

thyr/o

shield, thyroid

toc/o

birth, labor

tom/o

to cut

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