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81 Cards in this Set

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root
foundation of the word
suffix
word ending
combining vowel
links the root to the suffix or the root to another root
-logy
study of
-gram
record
leuk/o
white
cardi/o
heart
electr/o
electricity
gastr/o
stomach
-itis
inflammation
enter/o
intestines (usually the small intestine)
combining form
combination of the root and the combining vowel
aden/o
gland
arthr/o
joint
bi/o
life
carcin/o
cancerous, cancer
cephal/o
head
cerebr/o
cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
cis/o
to cut
crin/o
secrete (to form and give off)
cyst/o
urinary bladder; a sac or a cyst (sac containing fluid)
cyt/o
cell
derm/o
dermat/o
skin
encephal/o
brain
erythr/o
red
gnos/o
knowledge
gynec/o
woman, female
hemat/o
hem/o
blood
hepat/o
liver
iatr/o
treatment
nephr/o
kidney
neur/o
nerve
onc/o
tumor
ophthalm/o
eye
oste/o
bone
path/o
disease
ped/o
child
psych/o
mind
radi/o
x-rays
ren/o
kidney
rhin/o
nose
sarc/o
flesh
sect/o
to cut
thromb/o
clot, clotting
ur/o
urinary tract, urine
-ac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-cyte
cell
-ectomy
excision, removal
-emia
blood condition
-genic
pertaining to producing, produced by, or produced in
-gram
record
-ic, -ical
pertaining to
-ion
process
-ist
specialist
-oma
tumor, mass, swelling
-opsy
process of viewing
-osis
condition, usually abnormal (slight increase in numbers when used with blood cells)
-pathy
disease condition
-scope
instrument to visually examine
-scopy
process of visually examining
-sis
state of
-tomy
process of cutting, incision
-y
process, condition
a-, an-
no, not, without
auto-
self
dia-
through, complete
endo-
within
epi-
above, upon
ex-
out
exo-
out
hyper-
excessive, above, more than normal
hypo-
deficient, below, under, less than normal
in-
into, in
peri-
surrounding, around
pro-
before, forward
re-
back, backward, again
retro-
behind
sub-
below, under
trans-
across, through