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Module I - Combining Forms


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acanth
spiny/thorny
actin
light
aer
air/gas
alg
pain
amylo
starch
andro
masculine
athero
plaque
bacilli
rod-shaped
bacterio
bacteria
bar-o
pressure/weight
basio/baso
base
blasto
immature cell
caco
bad
calc
calcium
chemo
chemical
chloro
chlorine/green
chyl
digestive juice
chondro
cartilage/grainy
choreo
dance
chrom
color
chrono
time
chym
chyme
dynamo
force/energy
cine(o)/kin(o)
movement (not kinesi(o))
coni-o
dust
crin(o)
secrete
cry-o
cold
crypt(o)
hidden/obscure
dips
thirst
cyan
blue
cycl
circle/cycle/cilliary body
hypn/somn
sleep
etio
cause
dors
back
echo
reflected sound
cyt(o)
cell
electr
electriciy/electric
cyst
bladder/cyst/cystic duct
ethmo
ethmoid bone
gero/geront
old age
gluco
glucose
eosin
red/rosy
gyn
women
ergo
work
home
constant
gen
producing/being born
erythr
red/redness
dextr
right
immun
safe/immune
glyco
sugars
fibr
fiber
granula
granular
gonio
angle
hydr
water/hydrogen
karyo
nucleus
iatr
physician/treatment
lepto
light/frail/thin
esthesio
sensation/perception
ichthy
dry/scaly
kal
potassium
galact/lact
milk
lip
fat (not adip(o) or steat(o))
noct/nyct
night
ket
ketone
kyph
humpback
med
middle
kinesio
motion
leuk
white
lith
stone
lys
dissolution
macro/mega
large
melan
black/dark
oxy
sharp/acute/oxygen
idio
unknown/distinct
narco
sleep/numbness
onco/oncho
tumor (not oma)
micro
small
latero
lateral
morph
shape
phago
eating
normo
normal
ortho
straight
physo
air/gas/growing
mio
smaller/less
pachy
thick
radio
radiation/radius
path
disease
log
speech/words/thought
scolio
bent
phyto
plant
phys
physical/natural
staphyl
grapelike clusters
pharmaco
drugs
schiz/schisto
split
plasm
formative/plasma
sidero
iron
poikilo
varied/irregular
scot
darkness
pseud
false
sito
food/grain
scler
hardening
pyo
pus
squamo
scale/squamous
tox
toxin
pyreto
fever
pyro
fire
tropho
food/nutrition
spir
breathe
xantho
yellow
salping
tube
tel
distant/end
xer
dry
stere
3D
phon
sound
xiph
sword/xyphoid
somato
body
top
place/topical
steno
narrowness
tono
tension
therm
heat
strepto
twisted chains
styl
peg-shaped
vivi/zo
life
terato
monster
zym
fermentation/enzyme
a-/an-
without
cata-
down
dir-/dis-
not/seperated
brady-
slow
ab-/de-
away from
dys-
abnormal/difficult
ad-
towards
ect-
outside (not ex(o) or extra)
dia-
through
bi-
twice
ambi-
both/around
infra-
positioned beneath
col-/com-
together
brachy-
short
ana-
up/toward
epi-
over
hypo-
below normal
anti-
before
hyper-
overly
apo-
against
eu-
well
semi-/hemi-
half
mono-
single
auto-
self
end-
within
inter-
between
meso-
median
iso-
same
meta-
after (not post)
oligo-
few
multi-/poly-
many
pan/pant(o)
all/entire
quadra-
four
extra
without/outside of
retro-
behind
para-
beside/abnormal
trans-
across
per-
through/intensely
un-
not
re-
again/backward
peri-
around
tachy-
fast
sub-
inferior
pluri-
several
ultra
beyond
super-
superior
post-
after
supra-
above/over
pro-
forward/before
uni-
one
-ad
s-towards
-asthenia
s-weakness
-cele
hernia
-cidal
destroying/killing
-clasis
breaking
-clast
breaking instrument
-crit
separate
-cytosis
condition of cells
-derma
skin (suffix)
-desis
binding
-dynia
s-pain (not algia)
-ectasia
expansion/dilation
-ectomy
removal of
-edema
swelling
-emesis
vomiting
-emia
blood
-emic
relating to blood
-form
s- in the shape of
-globin
protein
-gram
recording
-graph
recording instrument
-graphy
process of recording
-ic
pertaining to
-ics
treatment/practice/body of knowledge
-ism
disease
-itis
inflammation
-kinesia
s-movement
-lepsy
condition of
-leptic
having seizures
-logist
one who practices
-logy
study of
-lysis
destruction of
-malacia
softening
-mania
obsession
-megaly
enlargement
-meter
measuring device
-metry
s-measurement
-oid
like/resembling
-oma
tumor/neoplasm
-opia
vision
-opsy
view of
-ostomy
s-opening
-oxia
s-oxygen
-para
bearing
-paresis
paralysis
-parous
producing/bearing
-penia
deficiency
-pepsia
digestion
-pexy
fixation
-phasia
speaking
-pheresis
removal (not ectomy)
-phil
attraction
-phoresis
carrying