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Chapter 1

COMBINING FORM:
cis/o
MEANING:
to cut

TERMINOLOGY---MEANING:
incision---

The prefix "in-"means into and the suffix "-ion" means process.
Chap. 1

COMBINING FORM:
bi/o
MEANING:

life

TERMINOLOGY MEANING
biology

biopsy

The suffix-opsy means process of viewing. Living tissue is removed from the body and viewed under a microscope.
Chapter 1

COMBINING FORM:
cardi/o

MEANING:

heart

TERMINOLOGY---MEANING:
cardiology

Chapter 1

COMBINING FORM:
cephal/o
MEANING:
head

TERMINOLOGY---MEANING:
cephalic

(se-FAL-ik)The suffix -ic means pertaining to.
Chapter 1

COMBINING FORM:
cerebr/o
MEANING:
cerebrum (largest part of the brain)

TERMINOLOGY---MEANING
cerebral

The suffix -al means pertaining to. A cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when damage to blood vessels (vascul/o means bood vessels in the cerebrum causes injury to nerve cells of the brain. This condition is also called a stroke.
Chapter 1

COMBINING FORM:
crin/o
MEANING:
secrete (to form and give off)

TERMINOLOGY---MEANING
endocrine glands---

The prefix "endo-" means within; endocrine glands (for example: thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands) secrete hormones directly within (into) the bloodstream. Other glands, called exocrine glands, secrete chemicals (saliva, sweat, tears) through tubes (ducts) to the outside of the body.
Chapter 1

COMBINING FORM:
carcin/o
MEANING:
cancerous,cancer

TERMINOLOGY-----MEANING
A carcinoma is a cancerous tumor. Carcinomas grow from epithelial (surface or skin) cells that cover the outside of the body and line organs, cavities, and tubes within the body.
Med. Term. Chapter 1

COMBINING FORM
arthr/o
MEANING
joint

TERMINOLOGY MEANING
arthritis
Combining Form

TERM
aden/o
MEANING
gland

Terminology Meaning
adenoma----tumor of the gland