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Medical Terminology Body Structure Wordbuilding

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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
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
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 pertaining 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"
crani/al
Build a medical word that means pertaining to the cranium (skull)
hypo/gastr/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)
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
thorac/ic
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)
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
jaund/ice
Build a medical word that means condition of yellow
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
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 of disease
idi/o/pathic
Build a medical word that means pertaining to unknown disease
morph/o/logy
Build a medical word that means study of shape
path/o/logist
Build a medical word that means specialist in the study of disease
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