Combining Forms Chapters 1-4

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Combining Forms Chapters 1-4
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  1. Abdomen/o
    ABDOMEN
  2. Acr/o
    extremities, top, extreme point
  3. Acu/o
    sharp, severe, sudden
  4. Aden/o
    gland
  5. Adip/o
    fat
  6. Arthr/o
    joint
  7. Anter/o
    front
  8. Amni/o
    amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
  9. Angi/o
    vessel
  10. Arteri/o
    artery
  11. Axill/o
    armpit
  12. Bi/o
    life
  13. Bol/o
    to cast (throw)
  14. Blephar/o
    eyelid
  15. Bronch/o
    bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
  16. Carp/o
    wrist bones
  17. Cib/o
    meals
  18. Cost/o
    rib
  19. Cutane/o
    skin
  20. Chem/o
    drug, chemical
  21. Chron/o
    time
  22. Col/o
    colon (large intestine)
  23. Cervic/o
    neck (of the body or the uterus)
  24. Chondr/o
    cartilage (type of connective tissue)
  25. Chrom/o
    color
  26. Coccyg/o
    coccyx (tailbone)
  27. Crani/o
    skull
  28. Carcin/o
    cancer or canerous
  29. Cardi/o
    heart
  30. Cephal/o
    head
  31. Cerebr/o
    cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
  32. Cis/o
    to cut
  33. Crin/o
    to secrete (to form or give off)
  34. Cyst/o
    urinary bladder, sac, or a cyst (sac containing fluid)
  35. Cyt/o
    cell
  36. Derm/o or Dermat/o
    skin
  37. Dist/o
    far, distant
  38. Dors/o
    back portion of the body
  39. Dacty/o
    fingers, toes
  40. Duct/o
    to lead, carry
  41. Electr/o
    electricity
  42. Encephal/o
    brain
  43. Enter/o
    intestines (usually the small intestine)
  44. Erythr/o
    red
  45. Flex/o
    to bend
  46. Furc/o
    forking, branching
  47. Gastr/o
    stomach
  48. Glyc/o
    sugar
  49. Gnos/o
    knowledge
  50. Gynec/o
    woman, female
  51. Gloss/o
    tongue
  52. Hydr/o
    water, fluid
  53. Hist/o
    tissue
  54. Hemat/o or Hem/o
    blood
  55. Hepat/o
    liver
  56. Immun/o
    protection
  57. Isch/o
    to hold back
  58. Ili/o
    ilium (part of the pelvic bone)
  59. iguim/o
    groin
  60. Iatr/o
    treatment, physician
  61. Kary/o
    nucleus
  62. Lapar/o
    abdomen, abdominal wall
  63. Laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  64. Lymph/o
    lymph (Lymph, a clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces, is contained in special lymph vessels and nodes throughout the body).
  65. Later/o
    side
  66. Limb/o
    lower back (side and back between the ribs and pelvis)
  67. Leuk/o
    white
  68. Medi/o
    middle
  69. Mamm/o
    breast
  70. Mast/o
    breast
  71. morph/o
    shape, form
  72. Muc/o
    mucus
  73. My/o
    muscle
  74. myel/o
    spinal cord, bone marrow (Context of usage indicates the meaning intended).
  75. Log/o
    study of
  76. Nephr/o
    kidney
  77. Neur/o
    nerve
  78. Nucle/o
    nucleus
  79. Necr/o
    death (of cells or whole body)
  80. Neutr/o
    neutrophil (a white blood cell)
  81. Mort/o
    death
  82. Nat/i
    birth
  83. Nect/o
    to bind, tie, connect
  84. Norm/o
    rule, order
  85. Ox/o
    oxygen
  86. Oste/o
    bone
  87. Ot/o
    ear
  88. Onc/o
    tumor
  89. Ophthalm/o
    eye
  90. Oster/o
    bone
  91. Pub/o
    pubis (pubis bone)
  92. Peritone/o
    peritoneum
  93. Phag/o
    to eat, swallow
  94. Phleb/o
    vein
  95. Plas/o
    formation, development
  96. Pleur/o
    pleura (membrane surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall)
  97. Pneumon/o
    lungs
  98. Pulmon/o
    lungs
  99. Pelv/i
    plevis, hip region
  100. Poster/o
    back, behind
  101. Proxim/o
    nearest
  102. Path/o
    disease
  103. Ped/o
    child
  104. Psych/o
    mind
  105. Radi/o
    x-rays
  106. Ren/o
    kidney
  107. Rhin/o
    nose
  108. Rect/o
    rectumn
  109. Seps/o
    infection
  110. Somn/o
    sleep
  111. Son/o
    sound
  112. Splen/o
    spleen
  113. Staphyl/o
    clusters
  114. Strept/o
    twisted, chains
  115. Sacr/o
    sacrum
  116. Spin/o
    spine, backbone
  117. Sarc/o
    flesh
  118. Sect/o
    to cut
  119. Thromb/o
    clot, clotting
  120. Thel/o or Theli/o
    nipple
  121. Thorac/o
    chest
  122. Trache/o
    trachea, windpipe
  123. Tonsill/o
    tonsils
  124. The/o
    to put, place
  125. Thyr/o
    thyroid gland, shield (the shape of the thyroid gland resembles [-oid] a shield to those who named it)
  126. Top/o
    place, position, location
  127. Tox/o
    poison
  128. Ur/o
    urinary tract, urine
  129. umbilic/o
    navel, umbilicus
  130. Urether/o
    urether
  131. Ven/o
    vein
  132. Ventr/o
    belly side of the body
  133. vertebr/o
    veterbra(e), backbones(s)
  134. Viscer/o
    internal organs

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