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42 terms

Language of Medicine Combining Forms

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abdomin/o
abdomen
acr/o
extremities; top; extremepoint
actin/o
light
aden/o
gland
adip/o
fat
adren/o
adrenal glands
aero
air
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."