med term combining forms

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med term combining forms
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  1. aden
    gland
  2. algesi
    pain
  3. andr
    male
  4. angi
    vessel
  5. arteri
    artery
  6. arthr
    joint
  7. carcin
    cancer
  8. cardi
    heart
  9. cephal
    head
  10. cerebr
    cerebrum, brain
  11. cyan
    blue
  12. cyst
    bladder, sac
  13. cyt
    cell
  14. dacry
    tear, tear duct
  15. dactyl
    fingers or toes
  16. dent
    tooth
  17. dermat
    skin
  18. derm
    skin
  19. dors
    back (of body)
  20. encephal
    brain
  21. endocrin
    endocrine
  22. enter
    intestines
  23. erythr
    red
  24. gastr
    stomach
  25. glyc
    suger
  26. gyn
    woman
  27. hem / hemat
    blood
  28. hepat
    liver
  29. hydr
    water
  30. ile
    ileum
  31. ili
    ilium
  32. leuk
    white
  33. lip
    fat
  34. lith
    stone, calculus
  35. mast
    breast
  36. melan
    black
  37. myel
    bone marrow, spinal cord
  38. myring
    eardrum
  39. my
    muscle
  40. narc
    stupor
  41. nas
    nose
  42. nat
    birth
  43. necr
    death (cells, body)
  44. nephr
    kidney
  45. neur
    nerve
  46. oo
    egg, ovum
  47. oophor
    ovary
  48. ophthalm
    eye
  49. orchi
    testis, testicle
  50. ot
    ear
  51. ov
    egg
  52. path
    disease
  53. phleb
    vein
  54. phren
    mind
  55. pneum
    lung, air
  56. poster
    back (of body)
  57. pseud
    fake, false
  58. psych
    mind
  59. pulmon
    lung
  60. pupill
    pupil
  61. pyel
    renal pelvis
  62. py
    pus
  63. pyr
    fever, heat
  64. quadr
    four
  65. ren
    kidney
  66. rhin
    nose
  67. sphygm
    pulse
  68. spir
    breathe, breathing
  69. splen
    spleen
  70. therm
    heat
  71. thorac
    thorax (chest)
  72. thromb
    clot
  73. ungu
    nail
  74. ureter
    ureter
  75. urethr
    urethra
  76. ven
    vein
  77. ventricul
    ventricle
  78. vertebr
    vertebra, spinal column, or vertebral column
  79. vesic
    bladder, sac
  80. viscer
    internal organs
  81. xanth
    yellow
  82. abdomin
    abdomen
  83. acous
    hearing
  84. acr
    extremities
  85. adenoid
    adenoids
  86. adip
    fat
  87. adren
    adrenal
    adrenal glands
  88. aer
    air
  89. agglutin
    clumping
  90. albin
    white
  91. aveol
    alveolus, air sac
  92. ambly
    dull or dim
  93. amni
    amnion
  94. an
    anus
  95. ankyl
    stiff joint
  96. anter
    front
  97. anthrac
    coal
  98. anxi
    anxiety
  99. aort
    aorta
  100. append
    appendic
    appendix
  101. aque
    water
  102. arteri
    artery
  103. articul
    joint
  104. atel
    incomplete
  105. ather
    fatty substance, plaque
  106. atri
    atrium
  107. audi
    audit
    hearing
  108. aur
    auricul
    ear
  109. azot
    nitrogenous waste
  110. bacteri
    bacteria
  111. balan
    glans penis
  112. bar
    weight
  113. bas
    base
  114. bi
    life
  115. blast
    primitive cell
  116. blephar
    eyelid
  117. brachi
    arm
  118. bronch
    bronchus
  119. bronchi
    bronchiol
    bronchiole
  120. bucc
    cheek
  121. burs
    sac
  122. calc
    calcium
  123. carp
    wrist
  124. caud
    tail
  125. cec
    cecum
  126. cerebell
    cerebellum
  127. cerumin
    cerumen
  128. cervic
    neck, cervix
  129. chem
    chemical, drug
  130. chol
    combin form is /e
    bile, gall
  131. cholangi
    bile duct
  132. cholecyst
    gall bladder
  133. chloedoch
    common bile duct
  134. chrondr
    cartilage
  135. chori
    chorion
  136. chrom
    color
  137. cis
    to cut
  138. clavicul
    clavicle
  139. coagul
    clotting
  140. coccyg
    coccyx
  141. cochle
    cochlea
  142. col
    colon
    colon
  143. colp
    vagina
  144. coni
    dust
  145. conjunctiv
    conjunctiva
  146. core
    pupil
  147. corne
    cornea
  148. coron
    heart
  149. cortic
    outer portion
  150. cost
    rib
  151. crani
    skull
  152. crin
    secrete
  153. crur
    leg
  154. cry
    cold
  155. crypt
    hidden
  156. culd
    cul-de-sac
  157. cutane
    skin
  158. cycl
    ciliary muscle
  159. diaphor
    profuse sweating
  160. diaphragmat
    diaphragm
  161. dipl
    double
  162. dist
    away from
  163. duoden
    duodenum
  164. electr
    electricity
  165. embry
    embryo
  166. eosin
    rosy red
  167. epididym
    epididymis
  168. epiglott
    epiglottis
  169. episi
    vulva
  170. epitheli
    epithelium
  171. erg
    work
  172. esophag
    esophagus
  173. esthesi
    feeling, sensation
  174. estr
    female
  175. fasci
    fibrous band
  176. femor
    femer
  177. fet
    fetus
  178. fibr
    fibers
  179. fibrin
    fibers, fibrous
  180. fibul
    fibula
  181. fluor
    fluorescence, luminous
  182. gingiv
    gums
  183. glauc
    grey
  184. gli
    glue
  185. glomerul
    glomerulus
  186. gloss
    tongue
  187. glute
    buttock
  188. glycos
    suger, glucose
  189. gonad
    sex glands
  190. granul
    granules
  191. hemangi
    blood vessel
  192. hidr
    sweat
  193. hist
    tissue
  194. home
    sameness
  195. humer
    humerus
  196. hyster
    uterus
  197. ichthy
    scaly, dry
  198. immun
    immune, protection
  199. infer
    below
  200. ir
    irid
    iris
  201. ischi
    ischium
  202. jejun
    jejunum
  203. kal
    combine form /i
    potassium
  204. kerat
    cornea, hard, horny
  205. keton
    ketone
  206. kinesi
    movement
  207. kyph
    hump
  208. labi
    lip
  209. lacrim
    tears
  210. lact
    milk
  211. lamin
    lamina part of the vertebra
  212. later
    side
  213. lingu
    tongue
  214. lob
    lobe
  215. lord
    bent backwards
  216. lumb
    loin
  217. mamm
    breast
  218. medi
    middle
  219. men
    menses, menstration
  220. metro
    uterus
  221. morph
    shape
  222. mut
    genetic change, mutation
  223. myc
    fungus
  224. natr
    sodium
  225. neutr
    neutral
  226. noct
    combine form /i
    night
  227. nyctal
    night
  228. ocul
    eye
  229. odont
    tooth
  230. olig
    scanty
  231. onc
    tumor
  232. onych
    nail
  233. opt
    eye, vision
  234. optic
    eye
  235. or
    mouth
  236. orch
    testes
  237. orchid
    testes
  238. orth
    straight, upright
  239. oste
    bone
  240. ovari
    ovary
  241. ox/i
    ox/o
    oxygen
  242. palat
    palate
  243. pancreat
    pancreas
  244. papill
    optic disk
  245. patell
    patella
  246. ped
    foot, child
  247. phac
    lens
  248. phag
    eat, swallow
  249. pharmac
    drug
  250. pharyng
    throat, pharynx
  251. phas
    speech
  252. phon
    sound
  253. phot
    light
  254. pil
    hair
  255. plant
    sole of the foot
  256. pod
    foot
  257. poli
    grey matter
  258. pont
    pons
  259. presby
    old age
  260. proct
    anus and rectum
  261. prosth
    addition
  262. proxim
    near to
  263. pub
    pubis, genital region
  264. radi
    x ray, radius
  265. radicul
    nerve root
  266. rhytid
    wrinkle
  267. salping
    fallopian tubes, uterine tubes, eustachian tubes
  268. sanguin
    blood
  269. schiz
    divided
  270. scler
    hard, sclera
  271. scoli
    crooked, bent
  272. seb
    oil
  273. sect
    cut
  274. somat
    body
  275. somn
    sleep
  276. spondyl
    vertebrae
  277. steth
    chest
  278. super
    above
  279. tars
    ankle
  280. tom
    to cut
  281. tox
    toxic
    poison
  282. trich
    hair
  283. tympan
    eardrum
  284. ur
    urine, urinary tract
  285. ventr
    belly
  286. vitre
    glassy
  287. xer
    dry

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