Chapter 3 Combining forms

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Chapter 3 Combining forms
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the Language of Medicine 8th Edition Combining Forms Chapter 3
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  1. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  2. acr/o
    extremities, top, extreme point
  3. acu/o
    sharp, severe, sudden
  4. aden/o
    gland
  5. adip/o
    fat
  6. amni/o
    amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
  7. angi/o
    vessel
  8. arteri/o
    artery
  9. arthr/o
    joint
  10. axill/o
    armpit
  11. bi/o
    life
  12. blephar/o
    eyelid
  13. bronch/o
    bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
  14. carcin/o
    cancer
  15. cardi/o
    heart
  16. chem/o
    drug, chemical
  17. chondr/o
    cartilage
  18. chron/o
    time
  19. col/o
    colon (large intestine)
  20. cyst/o
    urinary bladder
  21. encephal/o
    brain
  22. erythr/o
    red
  23. hem/o
    blood
  24. hepat/o
    liver
  25. hydr/o
    water, fluid
  26. inguin/o
    groin
  27. isch/o
    to hold back
  28. lapar/o
    abdomen, abdominal wall
  29. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  30. leuk/o
    white
  31. lymph/o
    lymph
  32. mamm/o
    breast
  33. mast/o
    breast
  34. morph/o
    shape, form
  35. muc/o
    mucus
  36. my/o
    muscle
  37. myel/o
    spinal cord, bone marrow
  38. necr/o
    death (of cells or whole body)
  39. nephr/o
    kidney
  40. neur/o
    nerve
  41. neutr/o
    neutrophil (a white blood cell)
  42. nucle/o
    nucleus
  43. ophthalm/o
    eye
  44. oste/o
    bone
  45. ot/o
    ear
  46. path/o
    disease
  47. peritone/o
    peritoneum
  48. phag/o
    to eat, swallow
  49. phleb/o
    vein
  50. plas/o
    formation, development
  51. pleur/o
    pleura (membrane surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall)
  52. pneumon/o
    lungs
  53. pulmon/o
    lungs
  54. radi/o
    x-ray
  55. rect/o
    rectum
  56. ren/o
    kidney
  57. rhin/o
    nose
  58. sarc/o
    flesh
  59. splen/o
    spleen
  60. staphyl/o
    clusters
  61. strept/o
    twisted chains
  62. thorac/o
    chest
  63. thromb/o
    clot
  64. tonsill/o
    tonsills
  65. trache/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  66. ven/o
    vein

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