Sur 116 week 3, 5-Combining Forms

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Sur 116 week 3, 5-Combining Forms
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  1. aden/o
    gland

    ex. adenopathy (gland disease)
  2. carcin/o
    cancer

    ex. carcinoma (cancerous tumor)
  3. cardi/o
    heart

    ex. cardiac (pertaining to the heart)
  4. chem/o
    chemical

    ex. chemotherapy (treatment with chemicals)
  5. cis/o
    to cut

    ex. incision (process of cutting into)
  6. dermat/o
    skin

    ex. dermatology (study of the skin)
  7. enter/o
    small intestine

    ex. enteric (pertaining to the small intestine)
  8. gastr/o
    stomach

    ex. gastric (pertaining to the stomach)
  9. gynec/o
    female

    ex. gynecology (study of females)
  10. hemat/o
    blood

    ex. hematic (pertaining to the blood)
  11. hydr/o
    water

    ex. hydrocele (protrusion of water[in the scrotum])
  12. immun/o
    immune

    ex. immunology (study of immunity)
  13. laryng/o
    voice box

    ex. laryngeal (pertaining to the voice box)
  14. morph/o
    shape

    ex. morphology (study of shape)
  15. nephr/o
    kidney

    ex. nephromegaly (enlarged kidney)
  16. neur/o
    nerve

    ex. neural (pertaining to a nerve)
  17. ophthalm/o
    eye

    ex. ophthalmic (pertaining to the eye)
  18. ot/o
    ear

    ex. otic (pertaining to the ear)
  19. path/o
    disease

    ex. pathology (study of disease)
  20. pulmon/o
    lung

    ex. pulmonary (pertaining to the lungs)
  21. rhin/o
    nose

    ex. rhinoplasty (surgical repair of the nose)
  22. ur/o
    urine, urinary tract

    ex. urology (study of the urinary tract)
  23. lapar/o
    abdomin

    ex. abdominotrophy (process of visually examining the abdomin)
  24. gastr/o
    stomach

    ex. gastrocentesis (puncture to withdraw fluid from the stomach)
  25. mamm/o
    breast

    ex. mammogram (picture of the breast)
  26. abdomin/o
    abdomben

    ex. abdominal (pertaining to the abdomen)
  27. adip/o
    fat

    ex. adipose (pertaining to fat)
  28. anter/o
    front

    ex. anterior (pertaining to the front)
  29. brachi/o
    arm

    ex. brachial (pertaining to the arm)
  30. caud/o
    tail

    ex. caudal (pertaining to the tail)
  31. cephal/o
    head

    ex. cephalic (pertaining to the head)
  32. cervic/o
    neck
  33. chondr/o
    cartilage

    ex. chondroma (cartilage tumor)
  34. crani/o
    skull

    ex. cranial (pertaining to the skull)
  35. crur/o
    leg

    ex crural (pertaining to the leg)
  36. cyt/o
    cell

    ex. cytology (the study of cells)
  37. dist/o
    away from

    ex. distal (pertaining to away)
  38. dors/o
    back of body

    ex. dorsal (pertaining to the back of body)
  39. epitheli/o
    epithelium

    ex. epithelial (pertaining to the epithelium)
  40. glute/o
    buttock

    ex. gluteal (pertaining to the buttocks)
  41. hist/o
    tissue

    ex. histology (the study of tissue)
  42. infer/o
    below

    ex. inferior (pertaining to below)
  43. later/o
    side

    ex. lateral (pertaining to the side)
  44. medi/o
    middle

    ex. medial (pertaining to the middle)
  45. muscul/o
    muscle

    ex. muscular (pertaining to muscles)
  46. neur/o
    nerve

    ex. neural (pertaining to the nerves)
  47. organ/o
    organ

    ex. organic (pertaining to organs)
  48. oste/o
    bone

    ex. osteomalacia (abnormal softening of the bone)
  49. pelv/o
    pelvis

    ex. pelvic (pertaining to the pelvis)
  50. peritone/o
    peritoneum

    ex. peritoneal (pertaining to the peritoneum)
  51. pleur/o
    pleura

    ex. pleural (pertaining to the pleura)
  52. poster/o
    back

    ex. posterior (pertaining to the back)
  53. proxim/o
    near to

    ex. proximal (pertaining to near)
  54. pub/o
    genital region

    ex. pubic (pertaining to the genital region)
  55. somat/o
    body

    ex. somatic (pertaining to the body)
  56. spin/o
    spine

    ex. spinal (pertaining to the spine)
  57. super/o
    above

    ex. superior (pertaining to above)
  58. system/o
    system

    ex. systemic (pertaining to systems)
  59. thorac/o
    chest

    ex. thoracic (pertaining to the chest)
  60. ventr/o
    belly

    ex. ventral (pertaining to the belly side)
  61. vertebr/o
    vertebra

    ex. vertebral (pertaining to the vertebrae)
  62. viscer/o
    internal organ

    ex. visceral (pertaining to internal organs)

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