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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.