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-able
adjective forming suffix
capable of (being), able to
-ation
noun forming suffix
indicates an action or process: the act of (being), the result of (being), something that is
-ce
noun forming suffix
the act of (being), the state of (being)
-cy
noun forming suffix
the act of (being), the state of (being)
-ible
adjective forming suffix
capable of (being)
-id
adjective forming suffix
in a state or condition of
-ile
adjective forming suffix
capable of (being), like
-ion
noun forming suffix
the act of
-ive
adjective forming suffix
pertaining to
-ment
noun forming suffix
agent or instrument
-or
noun forming suffix
agent or instrument
-orium
noun forming suffix
place for something
-ory
(1)adjective forming suffix
pertaining to

(2)noun forming suffix
place for something
-ure, -ura
noun forming suffix
result of an action
anter-
combining form
front, in front
brachi-
combining form
(upper) arm
-cid-, -cis-
combining form
cut, kill
-cip-, -cept-
combining form
take
cresc-, cret-
combining form
(begin to) grow
digit-
combining form
finger, toe
duc-, duct-
combining form
lead, bring, conduct
fac-, -fic-, -fect
combining form
make
faci-, -fici-, facies
combining form
face, appearance, surface
febr-, febris
combining form
fever
fer-, lat-
combining form
carry, bear
flect-, flex
combining form
bend
fung-
combining form
[mushroom] fungus
fus-
combining form
pour
genit-
combining form
bring forth, give birth
ger-, gest-
combining form
carry, bear
immun(i)
combining form
[exempt] safe, protected
inferior-
combining form
below
lab-, laps-
combining form
slide, slip
later-
combining form
side
or-, os
combining form
mouth, opening
oss-
combining form
bone
pedicul-
combining form
louse
poster-, posterior
combining form
behind, in back
sect-
combining form
cut
somn-
combining form
sleep
stabil-, stabl-
combining form
stable, fixed
superior-
combining form
above
tum(e)-
combining form
be swollen
-fy-
combining form
make
genit-
often used with the adjective suffix -al: refers to the organs of the reproductive system
midsagittal place
a vertical plance dividing the body into two equal symmetrical right and left halves.

also called sagittal or median plane
frontal plane
a vertical plane at right angles to the midsagittal plane dividing the body into anterior and posterior

also called coronal plane
transverse plane
a horizontal plane across the center of the body and at right angles to the midsagittal and frontal planes dividing the body into upper and lower portions

also called horizontal plane
abduction
movement of a limb away from the median plane of the body
adduction
movement of a limb toward the median plane
adductor
a muscle that draws a part toward the median plane