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Combining Forms
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  1. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  2. acanth/o
    throny; spiny
  3. acetabul/o
    acetabulum (hip socket)
  4. acou/o
    hearing
  5. acr/o
    extremities
  6. acu/o
    sharp
  7. aden/o
    gland
  8. adenoid/o
    adenoids
  9. adip/o
    fat
  10. adren/o
    adrenal glands
  11. adrenal/o
    adrenal glands
  12. aer/o
    air
  13. alb/o
    white
  14. albin/o
    white
  15. albumin/o
    protien
  16. algesi/o
    pain, excessive sensitivity to
  17. alveol/o
    alveolus; air sac; small cavity or hollow
  18. andr/o
    male
  19. aneurysm/o
    aneurysm
  20. angi/o
    vessel
  21. ankyl/o
    crooked; bent; stiff
  22. anteri/o
    front
  23. aort/o
    aorta
  24. aponeur/o
    aponeurosis (type of tendon)
  25. append/o
    appendix
  26. appendic/o
    appendix
  27. aque/o
    water
  28. arteri/o
    artery
  29. arteriol/o
    arteriole
  30. arthro/o
    joint
  31. articul/o
    joint
  32. atel/o
    incomplete
  33. ather/o
    yellowish plaque; fatty substance, paste
  34. atri/o
    atrium
  35. audi/o
    hearing
  36. auri/o
    ear
  37. axill/o
    armpit
  38. bacteri/o
    bacteria
  39. bar/o
    pressure; weight
  40. bi/o
    life
  41. billrubin/o
    bilirubin
  42. bol/o
    cast; throw
  43. brachi/o
    arm
  44. bronch/o
    bronchial tube
  45. bronchi/o
    bronchial tube
  46. bronchiol/o
    bronchiole; small bronchus
  47. bucc/o
    cheek
  48. burs/o
    bursa (sac of fluid near joint)
  49. calcane/o
    calcaneus (heel bone)
  50. calci/o
    calcium
  51. carcin/o
    cancer
  52. cardi/o
    heart
  53. carp/o
    carpus (wrist bone)
  54. caud/o
    tail; lower part of body
  55. caus/o
    burn
  56. cauter/o
    heat; burn
  57. celi/o
    belly; abdomen
  58. cephal/o
    head
  59. cerebello/o
    cerebellum
  60. cerebr/o
    brain, cerebrum
  61. cervic/o
    neck; neck of uterus; cervix
  62. chem/o
    drug, chemical
  63. cholesterol/o
    cholesterol
  64. chondr/o
    cartilage
  65. chrom/o
    color
  66. chron/o
    time
  67. chym/o
    to pour
  68. cib/o
    meals
  69. cine/o
    movement
  70. cirrh/o
    orange-yellow
  71. cis/o
    cut
  72. clavicul/o
    clavicle (collar bone)
  73. coccyg/o
    coccyx (tailbone)
  74. col/o
    colon; large intestine
  75. cor/o
    pupil
  76. core/o
    pupil
  77. corne/o
    cornea
  78. coron/o
    heart
  79. cortic/o
    cortex
  80. cost/o
    ribs
  81. carni/o
    skull
  82. cras/o
    disease; mixture
  83. crin/o
    secrete
  84. cry/o
    cold
  85. crypt/o
    hidden
  86. cutane/o
    skin
  87. cyan/o
    blue
  88. cyst/o
    urinary bladder; cyst; sac of fluid
  89. cyt/o
    cell
  90. dactyl/o
    fingers or toes
  91. dent/i
    tooth
  92. derm/o
    skin
  93. dermat/o
    skin
  94. diaphor/o
    sweat
  95. dips/o
    thirst
  96. dist/o
    far
  97. dors/o
    back (of body)
  98. duct/o
    carry; to lead
  99. duoden/o
    duodenum
  100. dur/o
    dura mater
  101. ech/o
    sound
  102. electr/o
    electricity
  103. emmetr/o
    in due measure
  104. encephal/o
    brain
  105. enter/o
    small intestine
  106. epithel/o
    skin, surface tissue
  107. erg/o
    work
  108. erythem/o
    flushed; redness
  109. erythr/o
    red
  110. esophag/o
    esophagus
  111. estesi/o
    feeling (nervous sensation)
  112. estr/o
    female
  113. ethm/o
    sieve
  114. eti/o
    cause
  115. fasci/o
    fascia
  116. femor/o
    femur (thigh bone)
  117. fibr/o
    fibers; fibrous tissue
  118. fibros/o
    fibrous tissue
  119. fibul/o
    fibula
  120. fic/o
    to make; do
  121. fluor/o
    luminous
  122. follicul/o
    follicle; small sac
  123. galact/o
    milk
  124. gangli/o
    ganglion
  125. ganglion/o
    ganglion
  126. gastro
    stomach
  127. geno
    producing; beginning
  128. glauco
    gray
  129. glio
    glue; neuroglial tissue
  130. gluco
    sugar
  131. glyco
    sugar
  132. glycogeno
    glycogen
  133. gnoso
    knowledge
  134. gonado
    sex glands
  135. granulo
    granules
  136. gravido
    pregnancy
  137. gyneco
    woman; femal
  138. hemo
    blood
  139. hemato
    blood
  140. hepato
    liver
  141. hernio
    liver
  142. hernio
    hernia
  143. hidro
    sweat
  144. histo
    tissue
  145. homeo
    sameness; unchanging; constant
  146. humero
    humerus (upper arm bone)
  147. hydro
    water
  148. hypno
    sleep
  149. hystero
    uterus; womb
  150. iatro
    treatment
  151. ichthyo
    dry, scaly
  152. isio
    individual; ownself
  153. ileo
    ileum
  154. ilio
    ileum
  155. immunoo
    safe; protection
  156. inguino
    groin
  157. ion
    ions; to wander
  158. iso
    same; equal
  159. ischo
    hold back
  160. ischio
    ischium (part of hip bone)
  161. kinesio
    movement
  162. klepto
    to steal
  163. kypho
    humpback
  164. labio
    lips
  165. lacto
    milk
  166. lamino
    lamina (part of verbebral arch)
  167. lapar/o
    abdominal wall; abdoment
  168. laryngo
    larynx; voice box
  169. latero
    side
  170. lepto
    thin, slender
  171. leuko
    white
  172. lex/l
    speech; word
  173. ligament/o
    ligament
  174. linguo
    tongue
  175. lipo
    fat
  176. lordo
    swayback; curve
  177. lumbo
    lower back; loins
  178. lympho
    lymph
  179. malleolo
    malleolus
  180. mammo
    breast
  181. mandibulo
    lower jaw bone
  182. masto
    breast
  183. mastoid
    mastoid bone
  184. maxillo
    upper jaw; upper jaw bone
  185. medi/o
    middle
  186. mediastin/o
    mediastinum
  187. medllo
    medulla; middle, soft
  188. melano
    black
  189. meno
    menses; menstration
  190. meningio
    meninges
  191. mento
    mind
  192. metacarpo
    metacarpals (hand bones)
  193. mi/o
    small; less than
  194. mono
    one; single
  195. mort/o
    death
  196. muco
    mucus
  197. muta
    mutation; genetic change
  198. mutagen/o
    causing genetic change
  199. myo
    muscle
  200. myelo
    spinal cord; bone marrow
  201. mycardio
    heart muscle
  202. myomo
    muscle tumor
  203. myoso
    muscle
  204. narco
    numbness; stupor
  205. naso
    nose
  206. natl
    birth
  207. necro
    death
  208. nephro
    kidney
  209. neuro
    nerve
  210. neutro
    neither; neutral
  211. noct/l
    night
  212. normo
    rule; order; normal
  213. nucleo
    nucleus
  214. oculo
    eye
  215. odonto
    tooth
  216. olecrano
    elbow
  217. onco
    mass; tumor
  218. opaco
    dark; impervious to light rays
  219. opthalmo
    eye
  220. opto
    eye; vision
  221. oro
    mouth
  222. ortho
    straight
  223. osteo
    bone
  224. oto
    ear
  225. oxo
    oxygen
  226. pachyo
    thick; heavy
  227. pancreato
    pancreas
  228. papillo
    nipple-like; finger-like
  229. parathyroid/o
    parathyroid gland
  230. patella
    patella
  231. path/o
    disease
  232. pectoro
    chest
  233. pedi/o
    child
  234. pelv/l/o
    pelvic bone; hip
  235. perine/o
    perneum
  236. peritone/o
    peritoneum (membrane around abdominal)
  237. perone/o
    fibula
  238. phag/o
    eat; swallow
  239. phalang/o
    phalanges (finger and toe bones)
  240. pharmaco
    drug; chemical
  241. pharyngo
    throat; pharynx
  242. phaso
    speech
  243. philo
    like; love; attraction to
  244. phlebo
    vein
  245. phobo
    fear
  246. photo
    light
  247. phreno
    diagram; mind
  248. physio
    nature
  249. plaso
    developmental; formation
  250. pleo
    more; many
  251. pleuro
    pleura
  252. plexo
    plexus; nerve network
  253. pneumo
    lung
  254. podo
    foot
  255. polypo
    polyp; small growths
  256. pont/o
    pons; a part of the brain
  257. postero
    back (of body)
  258. presby/o
    old age
  259. procto
    anus and rectum
  260. proto
    first
  261. proteo
    first; protein
  262. proximo
    near
  263. pseudo
    False; not true
  264. psycho
    mind
  265. pubo
    pubis (part of hip bone)
  266. pulmono
    lung
  267. pupillo
    pupil
  268. rachio
    spinal column; vertebrae
  269. radio
    radius (lateral lower arm bone; x-rays
  270. radiculo
    nerve root
  271. recto
    rectum
  272. reno
    kidney
  273. reticulo
    network
  274. retino
    retina
  275. rhino
    nose
  276. roetngeno
    xrays
  277. sacro
    sacrum
  278. sarco
    flash (connective tissue)
  279. scapulo
    scapula; shoulder blade
  280. schizo
    split
  281. schirrho
    hard
  282. sclero
    sclera (white of eye)
  283. scolio
    crooked; bent
  284. sectio
    cut
  285. sepso
    infection
  286. somato
    body
  287. somno
    sleep
  288. sono
    sound
  289. spheno
    wedge; sphenoid bone
  290. sphero
    globe-shape; round
  291. sphygm/o
    pulse
  292. spino
    spien (backbone)
  293. spiro
    breathe
  294. spleno
    spleen
  295. spondylo
    vertebrae (backbone)
  296. staphyl
    cluster; grapes
  297. stero
    solid structure
  298. stereo
    sold; three-dimensional
  299. sterno
    sternum (breastbone)
  300. stetho
    chest
  301. stomato
    mouth
  302. submaxill/o
    lower jaw bone
  303. syndesmo
    ligament
  304. synovio
    synovia (joint fluid)
  305. syringo
    tube
  306. taxo
    order; coordination
  307. teleo
    distant
  308. teno/tendo/tendino
    tendon
  309. testo
    testis; testical
  310. thalamo
    thalamus
  311. theco
    sheath; meningeal covering
  312. thelo
    nipple
  313. thermo
    heat
  314. thoraco
    chest
  315. thrombo
    clot
  316. thymo
    thymus gland
  317. thyro/throido
    shield; throid gland
  318. tibio
    tibia (shin bone)
  319. tono
    tension
  320. topo
    place; position; location
  321. toxo/toxico
    poison
  322. trache/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  323. tympano
    eardrum; middle ear
  324. ulno
    ulna (medial lower arm bone)
  325. uro
    urine; urinary tract
  326. urnio
    urine
  327. utero
    uterus
  328. valvo/valvulo
    valve
  329. vaso
    vessel; duct; vas deferens
  330. veno
    vein
  331. ventro
    belly side of body
  332. ventriculo
    ventricle of the brain or heart
  333. venulo
    venule; small vein
  334. vertebro
    vertebrae (backbones)
  335. vesico
    urinary bladder
  336. viro
    virus; poison
  337. viscero
    internal organs
  338. vita/vito
    life
  339. zoo
    animal life

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