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Medical Transcription Ch. 3 - Suffixes - Combining Forms

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abdomin/o
abdomen
acr/o
extremities, top, extreme point
acu/o
sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o
gland
adip/o
fat
amni/o
amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
angi/o
vessel
arteri/o
artery
arthr/o
joint
axill/o
armpit
bi/o
life
blephar/o
eyelid
bronch/o
bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
carcin/o
cancer
cardi/o
heart
chem/o
drug, chemical
chondr/o
cartilage
chron/o
time
col/o
colon (large intestine)
cyst/o
urinary bladder
encephal/o
brain
erythr/o
red
hem/o
blood
hepat/o
liver
hydr/o
water, fluid
inguin/o
groin
isch/o
to hold back
lapar/o
abdomen, abdominal wall
laryng/o
larynx (voice box)
leuk/o
white
lymph/o
lymph
mamm/o
breast
mast/o
breast
morph/o
shape, form
muc/o
mucus
my/o
muscle
myel/o
spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o
death (of cells or whole body)
nephr/o
kidney
neur/o
nerve
neutr/o
neutrophil (a white blood cell)
nucle/o
nucleus
ophthalm/o
eye
oste/o
bone
ot/o
ear
path/o
disease
peritone/o
peritoneum
phag/o
to eat, swallow
phleb/o
vein
plas/o
formation, development
pleur/o
pleura (membrane surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall)
pneumon/o
lungs
pulmon/o
lungs
radi/o
x-rays
rect/o
rectum
ren/o
kidney
rhin/o
nose
sarc/o
flesh
splen/o
spleen
staphyl/o
clusters
strept/o
twisted chains
thorac/o
chest
thromb/o
clot
tonsill/o
tonsils
trache/o
trachea (windpipe)
ven/o
vein