combining form

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combining form
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  1. aden/o
    gland
  2. amni/o
    Amnion (sac of fluid surrounding the embryo)
  3. angi/o
    vessel (usually a blood vessel)
  4. arteri/o
    artery
  5. ather/o
    plaque
  6. arthr/o
    joint
  7. axill/o
    arm pit
  8. bronch/o
    bronchial tubes
  9. carcin/o
    cancerous
  10. cardi/o
    heart
  11. chem/o
    chemical
  12. cholecyst/o
    gall bladder
  13. chron/o
    time
  14. col/o
    colon
  15. crani/o
    skull
  16. cry/o
    cold
  17. cyst/o
    urinary bladder
  18. encephal/o
    brain
  19. erythr/o
    red
  20. esophag/o
    esophagus
  21. hepat/o
    liver
  22. hemat/o
    blood
  23. hyster/o
    uterus
  24. inguin/o
    groin
  25. isch/o
    to hold back
  26. lapar/o
    abdomin
  27. laryng/o
    layrnx
  28. leuk/o
    white
  29. mamm/o
    breast (-ary, -graphy, -gram, and -plasty)
  30. mast/o
    breast ( use with -ectomy and -itis)
  31. men/o
    menses (menstruation); month
  32. mening/o
    meninges (membranes around the brain and spinal cord)
  33. my/o
    muscle
  34. myel/o
    spinal cord (nervous tissue connected to the brain and located within the spinal column or backbone); in other terms, MYEL/O - means bone marrow (the soft, inner part of bones, where blood cells are made)
  35. nerc/o
    death (of cells)
  36. nephr/o
    kidney (use with all suffixes, except -al and -gram; use ren/o with -al and -gram)
  37. neur/o
    nerve
  38. oophor/o
    ovary
  39. oste/o
    bone
  40. ot/o
    ear
  41. pelv/o
    hip area
  42. peritone/o
    peritoneum (membrane surrounding the organs in the abdominal cavity)
  43. phleb/o
    vein
  44. pneumon/o
  45. lung
  46. pulmon/o
    lung
  47. radi/o
    x-rays
  48. ren/o
    kidneys (use with -al and -gram)
  49. rhin/o
    nose
  50. salping/o
    fallopean (uterine) tube
  51. sarc/o
    flesh
  52. septic/o
    pretaining to infection
  53. thorac/o
    chest
  54. tonsill/o
    tonsil
  55. trache/o
    windpipe; treachea
  56. ur/o
    urine or urea (waste material); urinary tract
  57. vascul/o
    blood vesell

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