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Chapter 4 Word Building

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hist/o/logy
Build a medical word that means study of tissue
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 Note that you have a new suffix -ad meaning toward
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
infer/ior
Build a medical word that means pertaining to below
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 petaining 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"
cervic/al
Build a medical word that means pertianing to the neck
crani/al
Build a medical word that means pertaining to the cranium (skull)
hypo/gast/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)
unbilic/al
Build a medical word that means pertaining to the naval
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
spin/al
Build a medical word that means pertaining to spine
thorac/o
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)
chlor/opia
Build a medical word that means green vision (Your book points out that this condition is usually associated with a toxic reaction to digitalis)
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 (Your book points out that chirrhosis of the liver is usually associated with alcoholism or chronic hepatitis)
jaund/ice
Build a medical word that means condition of yellow (Your book points out that jaundice is caused by an abnormal increase of bilirubin which is a yellow compound formed when red blood cells are destroyed in the blood
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
poli/o/myel/itis
Build a medical word that means inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord
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
fasci/itis
Build a medical word that means inflammation of the fascia
idi/o/pathic
Build a medical word that means pertaining to unknown disease
morph/ology
Build a medical word that means study of shape
path/o/logist
Build a medical word that means specialist in the study of
radi/o/logist
Build a medical word that means specialist in the study of x-ray
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