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Respiratory System Combining Forms

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alveol/o
alveolus (air sac)
bronch/o, bronchi/o
bronchus (airway)
bronchiol/o
bronchiole (little airway)
capn/o carb/o
carbon dioxide
laryng/o
larynx (voice box)
lob/o
lobe (a portion)
nas/o rhin/o
nose
or/o
mouth
ox/o
oxygen
palat/o
palate
pharyng/o
pharynx (throat)
phren/o
diaphragm (also mind)
pleur/o
pleura (lining of lungs)
pneum/o pneumon/o
air or lung
pulmon/o
lung
sinus/o
sinus (cavity)
spir/o, -pnea (suffix)
breathing
thorac/o pector/o steth/o -thorax
chest
tonsill/o
tonsil
trache/o
trachea (windpipe)
uvul/o
uvula
aer-
air
ether-
ether (very light or gas)
pneuma- pneumat-
air, gas, respiration (prefixes)
oxy-
sharp, acute, acid, pungent
lalia
speech
platy-
broad or flat
scala-
stair or step
antr
cavity with no opening
-schisis
split
trachy-
rough
trachel/o
neck, cervix
-staxis
to drip
-clysis -lavage
washing
glusso- glotto- -glot -glott
tongue, glottis
stroma
structural tissue
parenchyma
functional tissue
interstitium
space between two organs
phlegm
thick mucus of respiratory tract
muc/o muc/i blenn/o
mucus
-parous
produce
sputum
mucus coughed up
-ptysis
spitting, expectoration
ptyal/o
saliva
atel/o
imperfect, incomplete
coni/o koni/o
dust
status
condition