A-C: Medical combining forms, suffixes, prefixes

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A-C: Medical combining forms, suffixes, prefixes
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  1. a-, an-
    no, not, without
  2. ab-
    away from
  3. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  4. -ac
    pertaining to
  5. acanth/o
    spiny; thorny
  6. acetabul/o
    acetabulum (hip socket)
  7. acous/o
    hearing
  8. acr/o
    extremities; top; extreme point
  9. acromi/o
    acromion (ext. of shoulder bone)
  10. actin/o
    light
  11. acu/o
    sharp; severe; sudden
  12. -acusis
    hearing
  13. ad-
    toward
  14. -ad
    toward
  15. aden/o
    gland
  16. adenoid/o
    adenoids
  17. adip/o
    fat
  18. adren/o
    adrenal gland
  19. adrenal/o
    adrenal gland
  20. aer/o
    air
  21. af-
    toward
  22. agglutin/o
    clumping; sticking together
  23. -agon
    assemble; gather
  24. agora-
    marketplace
  25. -agra
    excessive pain
  26. -al
    pertaining to
  27. alb/o
    white
  28. albin/o
    white
  29. albumin/o
    albumin (protein)
  30. alges/o
    sensitivity to pain
  31. -algesia
    sensitivity to pain
  32. -algia
    pain
  33. all/o
    other
  34. alveol/o
    alveolus; air sac; small sac
  35. ambly/o
    dim; dull
  36. -amine
    nitrogen compound
  37. amni/o
    amnion (sac surrounding the embryo)
  38. amyl/o
    starch
  39. an/o
    anus
  40. -an
    pertaining to
  41. ana-
    up; apart; backward; again, anew
  42. andr/o
    male
  43. aneurysm/o
    aneurysm (widened blood vessel)
  44. angi/o
    vessel (blood)
  45. anis/o
    unequal
  46. ankyl/o
    stiff
  47. ante-
    before; forward
  48. anter/o
    front
  49. anthrac/o
    coal
  50. anthr/o
    antrum of the stomach
  51. anti-
    against
  52. anxi/o
    uneasy; anxious
  53. aort/o
    aorta (largest artery)
  54. -apheresis
    removal
  55. aphth/o
    ulcer
  56. apo-
    off; away
  57. aponeur/o
    aponeurosis (type of tendon)
  58. append/o
    appendix
  59. appendic/o
    appendix
  60. aque/o
    water
  61. -ar
    pertaining to
  62. -arche
    beginning
  63. arter/o
    artery
  64. arteri/o
    artery
  65. arteriol/o
    arteriole (small artery)
  66. arthr/o
    joint
  67. -arthria
    articulate (speak distinctly)
  68. articul/o
    joint
  69. -ary
    pertaining to
  70. asbest/o
    asbestos
  71. -ase
    enzyme
  72. -asthenia
    lack of strength
  73. atel/o
    incomplete
  74. ather/o
    plaque (fatty substance)
  75. -ation
    process; condition
  76. atri/o
    atrium (upper heart chamber)
  77. audi/o
    hearing
  78. audit/o
    hearing
  79. aur/o
    ear
  80. auricul/o
    ear
  81. aut/o
    self; own
  82. aut-, auto-
    self; own
  83. axill/o
    armpit
  84. azot/o
    urea; nitrogen
  85. bacill/o
    bacilli (rod-shaped bacteria)
  86. bacteri/o
    bacteria
  87. balan/o
    glans penis
  88. bar/o
    pressure; weight
  89. bartholin/o
    bartholin glands
  90. bas/o
    base; opposite of acid
  91. bi-
    two
  92. bi/o
    life
  93. bil/i
    bile; gall
  94. bilirubin/o
    bilirubin
  95. -blast
    embryonic; immature cell
  96. -blastoma
    immature tumor (cells)
  97. blephar/o
    eyelid
  98. bol/o
    cast; throw
  99. brachi/o
    arm
  100. brachy-
    short
  101. brady-
    slow
  102. bronch/o
    bronchial tube
  103. bronchiol/o
    bronchiole
  104. bucc/o
    cheek
  105. bunion/o
    bunion
  106. burs/o
    bursa (sac of fluid near joints)
  107. byssin/o
    cotton dust
  108. cac/o
    bad
  109. calc/o
    calcium
  110. calcane/o
    calcaneus (heel bone)
  111. calci/o
    calcium
  112. cali/o
    calyx
  113. calic/o
    calyx
  114. capillar/o
    capillary (tiniest blood vessel)
  115. capn/o
    carbon dioxide
  116. -capnia
    carbon dioxide
  117. carcin/o
    cancerous; cancer
  118. cardi/o
    heart
  119. carp/o
    wrist bones (carpals)
  120. cata-
    down
  121. caud/o
    tail; lower part of body
  122. caus/o
    burn; burning
  123. cauter/o
    heat; burn
  124. cec/o
    cecum (first part of colon)
  125. -cele
    hernia
  126. celi/o
    belly; abdomen
  127. -centesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid
  128. cephal/o
    head
  129. cerebell/o
    cerebellum (posterior part of the brain)
  130. cerebr/o
    cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
  131. cerumin/o
    cerumen (earwax)
  132. cervic/o
    cervix (neck of uterus); neck
  133. -chalasia
    relaxation
  134. -chalasis
    relaxation
  135. cheil/o
    lip
  136. chem/o
    chemical; drug
  137. -chezia
    defecation; elimination of wastes
  138. chir/o
    hand
  139. chlor/o
    green
  140. chlorhydr/o
    hydrochloric acid
  141. chol/e
    bile; gall
  142. cholangi/o
    bile vessel
  143. cholecyst/o
    gallbladder
  144. choledoch/o
    common bile duct
  145. cholesterol/o
    cholesterol
  146. chondr/o
    cartilage
  147. chore/o
    dance
  148. chori/o
    chorion (outermost membrane of the fetus)
  149. chorion/o
    chorion
  150. choroid/o
    choroid layer of the eye
  151. chrom/o
    color
  152. chron/o
    time
  153. chym/o
    to pour
  154. cib/o
    meal
  155. -cide
    killing
  156. -cidal
    pertaining to killing
  157. cine/o
    movement
  158. cirrh/o
    orange-yellow
  159. cis/o
    to cut
  160. -clasis
    to break
  161. -clast
    to break
  162. claustr/o
    enclosed space
  163. clavicul/o
    clavicle (collar bone)
  164. -clysis
    irrigation; washing
  165. coagul/o
    coagulation
  166. -coccus
    berry-shaped bacterium
  167. coccyg/o
    coccyx (tailbone)
  168. cochle/o
    cochlea (inner part of ear)
  169. col/o
    colon
  170. coll/a
    glue
  171. colon/o
    colon
  172. colp/o
    vagina
  173. comat/o
    deep sleep
  174. comi/o
    to care for
  175. con-
    together; with
  176. coni/o
    dust
  177. conjunctiv/o
    conjunctiva (lines the eyelids)
  178. -constriction
    narrowing
  179. contra-
    against; opposite
  180. cor/o
    pupil
  181. core/o
    pupil
  182. corne/o
    cornea
  183. coron/o
    heart
  184. corpor/o
    body
  185. cortic/o
    cortex; outer region
  186. cost/o
    rib
  187. crani/o
    skull
  188. cras/o
    mixture; temperament
  189. crin/o
    secrete
  190. -crine
    secrete; separate
  191. -crit
    separate
  192. cry/o
    cold
  193. crypt/o
    hidden
  194. culd/o
    cul-de-sac
  195. -cusis
    hearing
  196. cutane/o
    skin
  197. cyan/o
    blue
  198. cycl/o
    ciliary body of eye; cycle; circle
  199. -cyesis
    pregnancy
  200. cyst/o
    urinary bladder; cyst; sac of fluid
  201. cyt/o
    cell
  202. -cyte
    cell
  203. -cytosis
    conditon of cells; slight increase in numbers

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