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ab- (prefix)
away from
abdomin/o (combining form)
abdomen
-ac (suffix)
pertaining to
acanth/o (combining form)
spiny; thorny
acetabul/o (combining form)
acetabulum (hip socket)
acous/o (combining form)
hearing
acr/o (combining form)
extremities; top; extreme point
acromi/o (combining form)
acromion (extension of shoulder bone)
actin/o (combining form)
light
acu/o (combining form)
sharp; severe; sudden
-acusis (suffix)
hearing
ad- (prefix)
toward
aden/o (combining form)
gland
adenoid/o (combining form)
adenoids
adip/o (combining form)
fat
adren/o (combining form)
gland
adenoid/o (combining form)
adenoids
adip/o (combining form)
fat
adren/o (combining form)
adrenal gland
adrenal/o (combining form)
adrenal gland
aer/o (combining form)
air
af- (prefix)
toward
agglutin/o (combining form)
clumping; sticking together
-agon (suffix)
to assemble, gather
agora- (prefix)
marketplace
-agra (suffix)
excessive pain
-al (suffix)
pertaining to
alb/o (combining form)
white
albin/o (combining form)
white
albumin/o (combining form)
albumin (protein)
alges/o (combining form)
sensitivity to pain
-algesia (suffix)
sensitivity to pain
-algia (suffix)
pain
all/o (combining form)
other
alveol/o (combining form)
alveolus; air sac; small sac
ambly/o (combining form)
dim; dull
-amine (suffix)
nitrogen compound
amni/o (combining form)
amnion (sac surronding the embryo)
amyl/o (combining form)
starch
an/o (combining form)
anus
-an (suffix)
pertaining to
ana- (prefix)
up; apart; backward; again; anew
andr/o (combining form)
male
aneurysm/o (combining form)
aneurysm (widened blood vessel)
angi/o (combining form)
vessel (blood)
anis/o (combining form)
unequal
ankyl/o (combining form)
stiff
ante- (prefix)
before; forward
anter/o (combining form)
front
anthrac/o (combining form)
coal
anthr/o (combining form)
antrum of the stomach
anti- (prefix)
against
anxi/o (combining form)
uneasy; anxious
aort/o (combining form)
aorta (largest artery)
-apheresis (suffix)
removal
aphth/o (combining form)
ulcer
apo- (prefix)
off, away
aponeur/o (combining form)
aponeurosis (type of tendon)
append/o (combining form)
appendix
appendic/o (combining form)
appendix
aque/o (combining form)
water
-ar (suffix)
pertaining to
-arche (suffix)
beginning
arter/o (combining form)
artery
arteri/o (combining form)
artery
arteriol/o (combining form)
arteriole (small artery)
arthr/o (combining form)
joint
-arthria (suffix)
articulate (speak distinctly)
articul/o (combining form)
joint
-ary (suffix)
pertaining to
asbest/o (combining form)
asbestos
-ase (suffix)
enzyme
-asthenia (suffix)
lack of strength
atel/o (combining form)
incomplete
ather/o (combining form)
plaque (fatty substance)
-ation (suffix)
process; condition
atri/o (combining form)
atrium (upper heart chamber)
audi/o (combining form)
hearing
audit/o (combining form)
hearing
aur/o (combining form)
ear
auricul/o (combining form)
ear
auto- (prefix)
self; own
axill/o (combining form)
armpit
azot/o (combining form)
urea; nitrogen
bacill/o (combining form)
bacilli (bacteria)
bacteri/o (combining form)
bacteria
balan/o (combining form)
glans penis
bar/o (combining form)
pressure; weight
bartholin/o (combining form)
Bartholin glands
bas/o (combining form)
base; opposite of acid
bi- rubin (prefix)
two
bi/o (combining form)
life
bil/i (combining form)
bile; gall
bilirubin/o (combining form)
bilirubin
-blast (suffix)
embryonic; immature
-blastona (suffix)
immature tumor (cells)
blephar/o (combining form)
eyelid
bol/o (combining form)
cast; throw
brachi/o (combining form)
arm
brachy- (prefix)
short
brady- (prefix)
slow
bronch/o (combining form)
bronchial tube
bronchi/o (combining form)
bronchial tube
bronchiol/o (combining form)
bronchiole
bucc/o (combining form)
check
bunion/o (combining form)
bunion
burs/o (combining form)
bursa (sac of fluids near joint)
byssin/o (combining form)
cotton dust
cac/o (combining form)
bad
calc/o (combining form)
calcium
calcane/o (combining form)
calcaneus (heel bone)
calci/o (combining form)
calcium
cali/o (combining form)
calyx
calic/o (combining form)
calyx
capillar/o (combining form)
capillary (tiniest blood vessel)
capn/o (combining form)
carbon dioxide
-capnia (suffux)
carbon dioxide
carcin/o (combining form)
cancerous; cancer
cardi/o (combining form)
heart
carp/o (combining form)
wrist bones (carpals)
cata- (prefix)
down
caud/o (combining form)
tail; lower part of bidy
caus/o (combining form)
burn; burning
cauter/o (combining form)
heat; burning
cec/o (combining form)
cecum (first part of the colon)
-cele (suffix)
hernia
celi/o (combining form)
belly; abdomen
-centesis (suffix)
surgical procedure to remove fluid
cephal/o (combining form)
head
carebell/o (combining form)
cerebellum (posterior part of the brain)
cerebr/o (combining form)
cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
cerumin/o (combining form)
cerumen
cervic/o (combining form)
neck; cervix (neck of the uterus)
-chalasia (suffix)
relaxation
-chalasis (suffix)
relaxation
cheil/o (combining form)
lip
chem/o (combining form)
drug; chemical
-chezia (suffx)
defecation; elimination of wastes
chir/o (combining form)
head
chlor/o (combining form)
green
chlorhydr/o (combining form)
hydrochloric acid
chol/e (combining form)
bile; gall
cholangi/o (combining form)
bile vessel
cholecyst/o (combining form)
gallbladder
choledoch/o (combining form)
common bile duct
cholesterol/o (combining form)
cholesterol
chondr/o (combining form)
cartilage
chore/o (combining form)
dance
chori/o (combining form)
chorion (outermost membrane of the fetus)
chorion/o (combining form)
chorion
choroid/o (combining form)
choroid layer of the eye
chrom/o (combining form)
color
chron/o (combining form)
time
chym/o (combining form)
to pour
cib/o (combining form)
meal
-cide (suffix)
killing
-cidal (suffix)
pertaining to killing
cine/o (combining form)
movement
cirrh/o (combining form)
orange-yellow
cis/o (combining form)
to cut
-clasis (suffix)
to break
-clast (suffix)
to break
claustr/o (combining form)
enclosed space
clavicul/o (combining form)
clavicle (collar bone)
-clysis (suffix)
irrigation; washing
coagul/o (combining form)
coagulation (clotting)
-coccus (suffix)
-Cocci, pl.)
berry-shaped bacterium
coccyg/o (combining form)
coccyx (tailbone)
cochle/o (combining form)
cochlea (inner part of the ear)
col/o (combining form)
colon (large intestine)
coll/a (combining form)
glue
colon/o (combining form)
colon (large intestine)
colp/o (combining form)
vagina
comat/o (combining form)
deep sleep
comi/o (combining form)
to care for
con- (prefix)
together, with
coni/o (combining form)
dust
conjunctiv/o (combining form)
conjunctiva (lines of the eyelids)
-constriction (suffix)
narrowing
contra- (prefix)
against; opposite
cor/o (combining form)
pupil
core/o (combining form)
pupil
corne/o (combining form)
cornea
coron/o (combining form)
heart
corpor/o (combining form)
body
cortic/o (combining form)
cortex, outer region
cost/o (combining form)
rib
crani/o (combining form)
skull
cras/o (combining form)
mixture; temperament
crin/o (combining form)
secrete
-crine (suffix)
secrete; separate
-crit (suffix)
to separate
cry/o (combining form)
cold
crypt/o (combining form)
hidden
culd/o (combining form)
cul-de-sac
-cusis (suffix)
hearing
cutane/o (combining form)
skin
cyan/o (combining form)
blue
cycl/o (combining form)
ciliary body of eye; cycle; circle
-cyesis (suffix)
pregnancy
cyst/o (combining form)
urinary bladder; cyst; sac of fluid
cyt/o (combining form)
cell
-cyte (suffix)
cell
-cytosis (suffix)
condition of cells; slight increase in number
dacry/o (combining form)
tear
dacryoaden/o (combining form)
tear gland
dacryocyst/o (combining form)
tear sac; lacrimal sac
dactyl/o (combining form)
fingers; toys
de- (prefix)
lack of; down; less; removal of
dem/o (combining form)
people
dent/i (combining form)
tooth
derm/o (combining form)
skin
-derma (suffix)
skin
dermat/o (combining form)
skin
desicc/o (combining form)
drying
-desis (suffix)
to bind, tie together
dia- (prefix)
complete; through
diaphor/o
sweat
-dilation
widening; stretching; expanding
dipl/o (combining form)
double
dips/o (combining form)
thrist
dist/o (combining form)
far; distant
dors/o (combining form)
back (of body)
dorsi- (prefix)
back
-dote (suffix)
to give
-drome (suffix)
to run
duct/o (combining form)
to lead, carry
duoden/o (combining form)
duodenum
dur/o (combining form)
dura mater
-dynia (suffix)
pain
dys- (prefix)
bad; painful; difficult; abnormal
-eal (suffix)
pertaining to
ec- (prefix)
out; outside
echo- (prefix)
reflected sound
-ectasia (suffix)
streching; dilation; expansion
-ectasis (suffix)
streching; dilation; expansion
ecto- (prefix)
out; outside
-ectomy (suffix)
removal; excision; resection
-edema (suffix)
swelling
-elasma (suffix)
flat plate
electr/o (combining form)
electricity
em- (prefix)
in
-ema (suffix)
condition
-emesis (suffix)
vomiting
-emia (suffix)
blood condition
-emic (suffix)
pertaining to blood condition
emmetr/o (combining form)
in due measure
en- (prefix)
in; within
encephal/o (combining form)
brain
endo- (prefix)
in; within
enter/o (combining form)
intestines (usually small intestine)
eosin/o (combining form)
red; rosy; dawn-colored
epi- (prefix)
above; upon; on
epididym/o (combining form)
epididymis
epiglott/o (combining form)
epiglottis
episi/o (combining form)
vulva (external female genitalia)
epitheli/o (combining form)
skin; epithelium
equin/o (combining form)
horse
-er (suffix)
one who
erg/o (combining form)
work
erythem/o (combining form)
flushed; redness
erythr/o (combining form)
red
-esis (suffix)
condition
eso- (prefix)
inward
esophag/o (combining form)
esophagus
esthes/o (combining form)
nervous sensation (feeling)
esthesi/o (combining form)
nervous sensation
-esthesia (auffix)
nervous sensation
estr/o (combining form)
female
ethm/o (combining form)
sieve
eti/o (combining form)
cause
eu- (prefix)
good; normal
-eurysm (suffix)
widening
ex- (prefix)
out; away from
exanthemat/o (combining form)
rash
exo- (prefix)
out; away from
extra- (prefix)
outside
faci/o (combining form)
face
fasci/o (combining form)
fascia (membrane supporting muscles)
femor/o (combining form)
femur (thigh bone)
-ferent (suffix)
to carry
fibr/o (combining form)
fiber
fibros/o (combining form)
fibrous connective tissue
fibul/o (combining form)
fibula
-fication (suffix)
process of makinh
-fida (suffix)
split
flex/o (combining form)
to bend
fluor/o (combining form)
luminous
follicul/o (combining form)
follicle; small sac
-form (suffix)
resembling; in the shape of
fung/i (combining form)
fungus; mushroom
furc/o (combining form)
forking; branching
-fusion (suffix)
to pour; to come together
galact/o (combining form)
milk
ganglion/o (combining form)
ganglion; collection of nerve cell bodies
gastr/o (combining form)
stomach
-gen (suffix)
producing; forming
-genesis (suffix)
producing; forming
-genic (suffix)
produced by or in
ger/o (combining form)
old age
gest/o (combining form)
pregnancy
gester/o (combining form)
pregnancy
gingiv/o (combining form)
gum
glauc/o (combining form)
gray
gli/o (combining form)
glue; neuroglial tissue (supportive tissue of nervous system)
-globin (suffix)
protein
-globulin (suffix)
protein
glomerul/o (combining form)
glomerulus
gloss/o (combining form)
tongue
gluc/o (combining form)
glucose; sugar
glyc/o (combining form)
glucose; sugar
glycogen/o (combining form)
glycogen; animal starch
glycos/o (combining form)
glucose; sugar
gnos/o (combining form)
knowledge
gon/o (combining form)
seed
gonad/o (combining form)
sex glands
goni/o (combining form)
angle
-grade (suffix)
to go
-gram (suffix)
record
granul/o (combining form)
granule(s)
-graph (suffix)
instrument for recording
-graphy (suffix)
process of recording
gravid/o (combining form)
pregnancy
-gravida (suffix)
pregnant woman
gynec/o (combining form)
woman; female
hemi- (prefix)
half
hemoglobin/o (combining form)
hemoglobin
hepat/o (combining form)
liver
herni/o (combining form)
hernia
-hexia (suffix)
habit
hidr/o (combining form)
sweat
hist/o (combining form)
tissue
histi/o (combining form)
tissue
home/o (combining form)
sameness; unchanging; constant
hormon/o (combining form)
hormone
humer/o (combining form)
humerus (upper arm bone)
hydr/o (combining form)
water
hyper- (prefix)
above; excessive
hypn/o (combining form)
sleep
hypo- (prefix)
deficient; below; under; less than normal
hypophys/o (combining form)
pituitary gland
hyster/o (combining form)
uterus; womb
-ia (suffix)
condition
-iac (suffix)
pertaining to
-iasis (suffix)
abnormal condition
iatr/o (combining form)
physician; treatment
-ic (suffix)
pertaining to
-ical (suffix)
pertaining to
ichthy/o (combining form)
dry; scaly
-icle (suffix)
small
idi/o (combining form)
unknown; individual; distinct
ile/o (combining form)
ileum
ili/o (combining form)
ilium
immun/o (combining form)
immune; protection; safe
in- (prefix)
in, into; not
-in, -ine (suffix)
a substance
-ine (suffix)
pertaining to
infra- (prefix)
below; inferior to; beneath
inguin/o (combining form)
groin
insulin/o (combining form)
insulin (pancreatic hormone)
inter- (prefix)
between
intra- (prefix)
within; into
iod/o (combining form)
iodine
ion/o (combining form)
ion, to wander
-ion (suffix)
process
-ior (suffix)
pertaining to
ipsi- (prefix)
same
ir- (prefix)
in
ir/o (prefix)
iris (colored portion of the eye)
irid/o (combining form)
iris (colored portion of the eye)
is/o (combining form)
same; equal
isch/o (combining form)
to hold back; back
ischi/o (combining form)
ischium (part of the hip bone)
-ism (suffix)
process; condition
-ist (suffix)
specialist
-itis (suffix)
inflammation
-ium (suffix)
structure; tissue
jaund/o (combining form)
yellow
jejun/o (combining form)
jejunum
kal/i (combining form)
potassium
kary/o (combining form)
nucleus
kerat/o (combining form)
horny; hard; cornea
kern- (prefix)
nucleus (collection of nerve cells in the brain)
ket/o (combining form)
ketones; acetones
keton/o (combining form)
ketones; acetones
kines/o (combining form)
movement
kinesi/o (combining form)
movement
-kinesia (suffix)
movement
-kinesis (suffix)
movement
klept/o (combining form)
to steal
kyph/o (combining form)
humpback
labi/o (combining form)
lip
lacrim/o (combining form)
tear; tear duct; lacrimal duct
lact/o (combining form)
milk
lamin/o (combining form)
lamina (part of the vertebral arch)
lapar/o (combining form)
abdominal wall; abdomen
-lapse (suffix)
to slide; fall; sag
laryng/o (combining form)
larynx (voice box)
later/o (combining form)
side
leiomy/o (combining form)
smooth (visceral muscle)
-lemma (suffix)
sheath; covering
-lepsy (suffix)
seizure
lept/o (combining form)
thin; slender
-leptic (suffix)
to seize; take hold of
leth/o (combining form)
death
leuk/o (combining form)
white
lex/o (combining form)
word; phrase
-lexia (suffix)
word; phrase
ligament/o (combining form)
ligament
lingo/o (combining form)
tongue
lip/o (combining form)
fat; lipid
-listhesis (suffix)
slipping
lith/o (combining form)
stone; calculus
-lithiasis (suffix)
condition of stones
-lithotomy (suffix)
incision (for removal) of stone
lob/o (combining form)
lobe
log/o (combining form)
study of
-logy (suffix)
study of
lord/o (combining form)
curve; swayback
-lucent (suffix)
to shine
lumb/o (combining form)
lower back; loin
lute/o (combining form)
yellow
lux/o (combining form)
to slide
lymph/o (combining form)
lymph
lymphaden/o (combining form)
lymph gland (node)
lymphangi/o (combining form)
lymph vessel
-lysis (suffix)
breakdown; separation; destruction; loosening
-lytic (suffix)
to reduce; destroy; separate; breakdown
macro- (prefix)
large
mal- (prefix)
bad
-malacia (suffix)
softening
malleol/o (combining form)
malleolus
mamm/o (combining form)
breast
mandibul/o (combining form)
mandible (lower jar bone)
-mania (suffix)
obsessive preoccupation
mast/o (combining form)
breast
mastoid/o (combining form)
mastoid process (behind the ear)
maxill/o (combining form)
maxilla (upper jaw bone)
meat/o (combining form)
meatus (opening)
medi/o (combining form)
middle
mediastin/o (combining form)
mediastinum
medull/o (combining form)
medulla (inner section); middle; soft, marrow
mega- (prefix)
large
-megaly (suffix)
enlargement
melan/o (combining form)
black
men/o (combining form)
menses; menstruation
mening/o (combining form)
meninges (membranes covering the spinal cord and brain)
meningi/o (combining form)
meninges
ment/o (combining form)
mind; chin
meso- (prefix)
middle
meta- (prefix)
change; beyond
metacarp/o (combining form)
metacarpals (hand bones)
metatasr/o (combining form)
metatarsals (foot bones)
-meter (suffix)
measure
metr/o (combining form)
uterus (womb); measure
metri/o (combining form)
uterus (womb)
mi/o (combining form)
smaller; less
micro- (prefix)
small
-mimetic (suffix)
mimic; copy
-mission (suffix)
to send
mon/o (combining form)
one; single
morph/o (combining form)
shape; form
mort/o (combining form)
death
-mortem (suffix)
death
-motor (suffix)
movement
muc/o (combining form)
mucus
mucos/o (combining form)
mucous membrane (mucosa)
multi- (prefix)
many
mut/a (combining form)
genetic change
mutagen/o (combining form)
causing genetic change
my/o (combining form)
muscle
myc/o (combining form)
fungus
mydr/o (combining form)
wide
myel/o (combining form)
spinal cord; bone marrow
myocardi/o (combining form)
myocardium (heart muscle)
myom/o (combining form)
muscle tumor
myos/o (combining form)
muscle
myring/o (combining form)
tympanic membrane (eardrum)
myx/o (combining form)
mucus
narc/o (combining form)
numbness; stupor; sleep
nas/o (combining form)
nose
nat/i (combining form)
birth
natr/o (combining form)
sodium
necr/o (combining form)
death
nect/o (combining form)
to bind; tie, connect
neo- (prefix)
new
nephr/o (combining form)
kidney
neur/o (combining form)
nerve
neutr/o (combining form)
neither; neutral; neutrophil
nid/o (combining form)
nest
noct/i (combining form)
night
norm/o (combining form)
rule; order
nos/o (combining form)
disease
nucle/o (combining form)
nucleus
nulli- (prefix)
none
nyct/o (combining form)
night
obstetr/o (combining form)
midwife
ocul/o (combining form)
eve
odont/o (combining form)
tooth
odyn/o (combining form)
pain
-oid (suffix)
resembling
-ole (suffix)
little; small
olecran/o (combining form)
olecranon (elbow)
olig/o (combining form)
scanty
om/o (combining form)
shoulder
-oma (suffix)
tumor; mass; fluid collection
omphal/o (combining form)
umbilicus (naval)
onc/o (combining form)
tumor
-one (suffix)
hormone
onych/o (combining form)
nail (of fingers or toes)
o/o (combining form)
egg
oophor/o (combining form)
ovary
-opaque (suffix)
obscure
opthalm/o (combining form)
eye
-opia (suffix)
vision
-opsia (suffix)
vision
-opsy (suffix)
view of
opt/o (combining form)
eye; vision
optic/o (combining form)
eye; vision
-or (suffix)
one who
or/o (combining form)
mouth
orch/o (combining form)
testis
orchi/o (combining form)
testis
orchid/o (combining form)
testis
-orexia (suffix)
appetite
orth/o (combining form)
straight
-ose (suffix)
full of; pertaining to; sugar
-osis (suffix)
condition, usually abnormal
-osmia (suffix)
smell
ossicul/o (combining form)
ossicle (small bone)
oste/o (combining form)
bone
-ostosis (suffix)
condition of bone
ot/o (combining form)
ear
-otia (suffix)
ear condition
-ous (suffix)
pertaining to
ov/o (combining form)
egg
ovari/o (combining form)
ovary
ovul/o (combining form)
egg
ox/o (combining form)
oxygen
-oxia (suffix)
oxygen
oxy (prefix)
swift; sharp; acid
oxysm/o (combining form)
sudden
pachy- (suffix)
heavy; thick
palat/o (combining form)
palate (roof of the mouth)
palpebr/o (combining form)
eyelid
pan- (prefix)
all
pancreat/o (combining form)
pancreas
papill/o (combining form)
nipple-like; optic disk (disk)
par- (prefix)
other than; abnormal
para- (prefix)
near; beside; abnormal; apart from; along the side of
-para (suffix)
to bear; bring forth (life births)
-parous (suffix)
to bear; bring forth
parathyroid/o (combining form)
parathyroid glands
-paresis (suffix)
slight paralysis
-pareunia (suffix)
sexual intercourse
-partum (suffix)
birth; labor
patell/a (combining form)
patella
patell/o (combining form)
patella
path/o (combining form)
disease
-pathy (suffix)
disease; emotion
pector/o (combining form)
chest
ped/o (combining form)
child; foot
pelv/i (combining form)
pelvic bone; hip
pend/o (combining form)
to hang
-penia (suffix)
deficiency
-pepsia (suffix)
digestion
per- (prefix)
through
peri- (prefix)
surronding
perine/o (combining form)
perineum
perintone/o (combining form)
peritoneum
perone/o (combining form)
fibula
-pexy (suffix(
fixation; to put in place
phac/o (combining form)
lens of eye
phag/o (combining form)
eat; swallow
-phage (suffix)
eat; swallow
-phagia (suffix)
eating; swallowing
phak/o (combining form)
lens of eye
phalang/o (combining form)
phalanges (fingers and toes)
phall/o (combining form)
penis
pharmac/o (combining form)
drug
pharmaceut/o (combining form)
drug
pharyng/o (combining form)
throat (pharynx)
phas/o (combining form)
speech
-phasia (suffix)
speech
phe/o (combining form)
dusky; dark
-pheresis (suffix)
removal
phil/o (combining form)
like; love; attraction to
-phil (suffix)
attraction for
-philia (suffix)
attraction for
phim/o (combining form)
muzzle
phleb/o (combining form)
vein
phob/o (combining form)
fear
-phobia (suffix)
fear
phon/o (combining form)
voice; sound
-phonia (suffix)
voice; sound
phor/o (combining form)
to bear
-phoresis (suffix)
carrying; transmission
-phoria (suffix)
to bear; carry; feeling (mental state)
phot/o (combining form)
state
phren/o (combining form)
diaphragm; mind
-phthisis (suffix)
wasting away
-phylaxis (suffix)
protection
physi/o (combining form)
nature; function
-physis (suffix)
to grow
phyt/o (combining form)
plant
-phyte (suffix)
plant
pil/o (combining form)
hair
pineal/o (combining form)
pineal gland
pituitar/o (combining form)
pituitary gland
-plakia (suffix)
plaque
plant/o (combining form)
sole of the foot
plas/o (combining form)
development; formation
-plasia (suffix)
development; formationl growth
-plasm (suffix)
formation
-plastic (suffix)
pertaining to formation
-plasty (suffix)
surgical repair
ple/o (combining form)
more; many
-plegia (suffix)
paralysis; palsy
-plegic (suffix)
paralysis; palsy
pleur/o (combining form)
pleura
plex/o (combining form)
plexus; netwoek (of nerves)
-pnea (suffix)
breathing
pneum/o (combining form)
lung; air; gas
pneumon/o (combining form)
lung; air; gas
pod/o (combining form)
foot
-poiesis (suffix)
formation
-poietin (suffix)
substance that forms
poikil/o (combining form)
varied; irregular
pol/o (combining form)
extreme
polio- (prefix)
gray matter (of brain or spinal cord)
poly (prefix)
many; much
polyp/o (combining form)
polyp; small growth
pont/o (combining form)
pons (a part of the brain)
-porosis (suffix)
condition of pores (spaces)
post- (prefix)
after; behind
poster/o (combining form)
back (of body; behind
-prandial (suffix)
meal
-praxia (suffix)
action
pre- (prefix)
before; in front of
presby/o (combining form)
old age
primi- (prefix)
first
pro- (prefix)
before; forward
proct/o (combining form)
anus and rectum
pros- (prefix)
before; forward
prostat/ (combining form)
prostate gland
prot/o (combining form)
first
prote/o (combining form)
protein
proxim/o (combining form)
near
prurit/o (combining form)
itching
pseudo- (prefix)
false
psych/o (combining form)
mind
-ptosis (suffix)
droop; sag; prolapse; fall
-ptysis (suffix)
spitting
pub/o (combining form)
pubis (interior part of the hip bone)
pulmon/o (combining form)
lung
pupill/o (combining form)
pupil (dark center of the eye)
purul/o (combining form)
pus
py/o (combining form)
pus
pyel/o (combining form)
renal pelvis
pylor/o (combining form)
pylotus; pyloric sphincter
pry/o (combining form)
fever; fire
pyret/o (combining form)
fever
pyrex/o (combining form)
fever
quadri- (prefix)
four
rachi/o (combining form)
spinal column; vertebrae
radi/o (combining form)
x-rays; radioactivity; radius (lateral lower arm bone)
radicul/o (combining form)
nerve root
re- (prefix)
back; again; backward
rect/o (combining form)
rectum
ren/o (combining form)
kidney
reticul/o (combining form)
network
retin/o (combining form)
retina
retro- (prefix)
behind; back; backward
rhabdomy/o (combining form)
striated (skeletal) muscle
rheumat/o (combining form)
watery flow
rhin/o (combining form)
nose
rhytid/o (combining form)
wrinkle
roentgen/o (combining form)
x-rays
-rrhage (suffix)
bursting forth (of blood)
-rrhagia (suffix)
bursting forth (of blood)
-rrhaphy (suffix)
suture
-rrhea (suffix)
flow; discharge
-rrhexis (suffix)
rupture
rrhythm/o (combining form)
rhythm
sacr/o (combining form)
sacrum
salping/o (combining form)
fallopian tube; auditory (eustachian) tube
-salpinx (suffix)
fallopian tube; oviduct
sarc/o (combining form)
flesh (connective tissue)
scapul/o (combining form)
scapula (shoulder blade)
-schisis (suffix)
to split
schiz/o (combining form)
split
scint/i (combining form)
spark
scirrh/o (combining form)
hard
scler/o (combining form)
sclera (white of the eye)
-Sclerosis (suffix)
hardening
scoli/o (combining form)
crooked; bent
-scope (suffix)
instrument for visual examination
-scopy (suffix)
visual examination
scot/o (combining form)
darkness
seb/o (combining form)
sebum
sebace/o (combining form)
sebum
sect/o (combining form)
to cut
semi- (prefix)
half
semin/i (combining form)
semen; seed
seps/o (combining form)
infection
sial/o (combining form)
saliva
sialaden/o (combining form)
salivary gland
sider/o (combining form)
iron
sigmoid/o (combining form)
sigmoid/colon
silic/o (combining form)
glass
sinus/o (combining form)
sinus
-sis (suffix)
state of; condition
-sol (suffix)
solution
somat/o (combining form)
body
-some (prefix)
body
somn/o (combining form)
sleep
-somnia (suffix)
sleep
son/o (combining form)
sound
-spadia (suffix)
to tear; cut
-spasm (suffix)
sudden contraction of muscles
sperm/o (combining form)
spermatozoa; sperm cells
spermat/o (combining form)
spermatozoa; sperm cells
sphen/o (combining form)
wedge; sphenoid bone
spher/o (combining form)
wedge; sphenoid bone
sphygm/o (combining form)
pulse
-sphyxia (suffix)
pulse
splanchn/o (combining form)
viscera (internal organs)
spin/o (combining form)
spine (backbone)
spir/o (combining form)
to breathe
splen/o (combining form)
spleen
spondyl/o (combining form)
viscera (internal organs)
spin/o (combining form)
spine (backbone)
spir/o (combining form)
to breathe
splen/o (combining form)
spleen
spondyl/o (combining form)
vertebra (backbone)
squam/o (combining form)
scale
-stalsis (suffix)
contraction
staped/o (combining form)
stapes (middle ear bone)
staphyl/o (combining form)
clusters; uvula
-stasis (suffix)
to stop; control; place
-static (suffix)
pertaining to stop; controlling
steat/o (combining form)
fat; sebum
-stenosis (suffix)
tightening; sricture
ster/o (combining form)
solid structure; steroid
stere/o (combining form)
solid; three-dimensional
stern/o (combining form)
sternum (breastbone)
steth/o (combining form)
chest
-sthenia (suffix)
strength
-stitial (suffix)
to set; pertaining to standing or postioned
stomat/o (combining form)
mouth
-stomia (suffix)
condition of the mouth
-stomy (suffix)
new opening (to form a mouth)
strept/o (combining form)
twisted chains
styl/o (combining form)
pole or stake
sub- (prefix)
under; below
submaxill/o (combining form)
mandible (lower jaw bone)
-suppression (suffix)
to stop
supra- (prefix)
above; upper
sym- (prefix)
together; with
syn- (prefix)
together; with
syncop/o (combining form)
to cut off, cut short; faint ligament
syndesm/o (combining form)
ligament
synov/o (combining form)
synovia; synovial membrane; sheath around a tendon
syring/o (combining form)
tube
tachy- (suffix)
fast
tars/o (combining form)
tarsus; hindfoot or ankle (7 bones between the foot and the leg)
tax/o (combining form)
order; coordination
tel/o (combining form)
complete
tele/o (combining form)
distant
ten/o (combining form)
tendon
tendin/o (combining form)
tendon
-tension (suffix)
pressure
terat/o (combining form)
monster; malformed fetus
test/o (combining form)
testis (testicle)
tetra- (prefix)
four
thalam/o (combining form)
thalamus
thalass/o (combining form)
sea
the/o (combining form)
put; place
thec/o (combining form)
sheath
thel/o (combining form)
nipple
therapeut/o (combining form)
treatment
tom/o (combining form)
to cut
-tome (suffix)
instrument to cut
-tomy (suffix)
process of cutting
ton/o (combining form)
tension
tone/o (combining form)
to stretch
tonsill/o (combining form)
tonsil
top/o (combining form)
place; position; location
tox/o (combining form)
posion
toxi/o (combining form)
posion
trache/o (combining form)
trachea (windpipe)
trigon/o (combining form)
trigone (area within the bladder)
-tripsy (suffix)
to crush
troph/o (combining form)
nourishment; development
-trophy (suffix)
nourishment; development
-tropia (suffix)
to turn
-tropic (suffic)
turning
-tropin (suffix)
stimulate; act on
tympan/o (combining form)
tympanic membrane (eardrum); middle ear
-type (suffix)
classification; picture
-ule (suffix)
little; small
uln/o (combining form)
ulna; (medial lower arm bone)
ultra- (prefix)
beyond; excess
-um (suffix)
structure; tissue; thing
umbilic/o (combining form)
umbilibus (navel)
ungu/o (combining form)
nail
uni- (prefix)
one
ur/o (combining form)
urine; urinary tract
ureter/o (combining form)
ureter
urethr/o (combining form)
urethra
-uria (suffix)
urination; condition of urine
urin/o (combining form)
urine
-us (suffix)
structure; thing
uter/o (combining form)
uterus (womb)
uve/o (combining form)
uvea; vascular layer of eye (iris, choroid, ciliary body)
uvul/o (combining form)
uvula
vag/o (combining form)
vagus nerve
vagin/o (combining form)
vagina
valv/o (combining form)
valve
valvul/o (combining form)
valve
varic/o (combining form)
varicose veins
vas/o (combining form)
vessel; duct; vas deferens
vascul/o (combining form)
vessel (blood)
ven/o; ven/i (combining form)
vein
vener/o (combining form)
venereal (sexual contact)
ventr/o (combining form)
belly side of body
ventricul/o (combining form)
ventricle (of heart or brain)
venul/o (combining form)
venule (small vein)
-verse (suffix)
to turn
-version (suffix)
to turn
vertebr/o (combining form)
vertebra (backbone)
vesic/o (combining form)
urinary bladder
vesicul/o (combining form)
seminal vesicle
vestibul/o (combining form)
vestibule of the inner ear
viscer/o (combining form)
internal organs
vit/o (combining form)
life
vitr/o (combining form)
vitreous body (of the eye)
vitre/o (combining form)
glass
viv/o (combining form)
life
vol/l (combining form)
to roll
vulv/o (combining form)
vulva (female external genitalia)
xanth/o (combining form)
yellow
xen/o (combining form)
stranger
xer/o (combining form)
dry
xiph/o (combining form)
sword
-y (suffix)
condition; process
zo/o (combining form)
animal life