Suffixes, Prefix & Combining Form

Stuff That I Have A Hard Time Remembering
Created Feb 8, 2009
by visagirl
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Side ASide B
-ase
enzyme
-chezia
defacation;elimination of waste
-ectasia, ectasis
stretching, dilation & widening
-ectomy
removal
-emesis
vomitting
-genesis
producing forming
-graphy
process of recording
-iasis
abnormal condition
-rrhage & -rrhagia
bursting forth of blood (think hemorrhage)
-spasm
sudden contraction of muscle
-stasis
stop, control, place
-stenosis
tightening, stricture
-stomy
NEW OPENING
-tomy
Process of cutting
-tresia
opening
cis/o
to cut
crin/o
to secrete
cycsto
urinary bladder
cyt/o
cell
ren/o
kidney
sarco/o
flesh
sect/o
to cut
ur/o
urinary tract
-genic
pertaining to producing
-ac/-al/-ic/-ical/iac/-ior/-eal
pertaining to
-logy
process of study
-opsy
processof viewing
-osis
abnormal condition
-pathy
disease condition
-sis
state of; condition
end-/endo-
within
Body cavaties (5) SATPC
Spinal/Abdominal/Thoracic/Pelvic/Cranial
Division of the spine (5) ConTroL South Carolina
Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Sacral/ Coccygeal
Planes of the Body (TransSagFro) *transexual with a sagging "fro"
Transverse Plane Sagittal plane Frontal plane
chondr/o
cartilage
cervic/o
neck (of the body or the uterus)
ili/o
ilium (part of the pelvic bone)
inguin/o
groin
kary/o
nucleaus
sacr/o
sacrum
thel/o
cell covering the surface of the skin (nipple)
viscer/o
internal organs
meta-
change
-plasm
formation
-somes
bodies
acr/o
extemities
angio
vessel
isch/o
to hold back
myel/o
bone marrow
ot/o
ear
phag/o
to eat, swallow
pneumon/o & pulmin/o
lungs
staphyl/o
clusters
Strept/o
twisted chains
-cele
hernia
-coccus/-cocci
berry-shaped bacterium cocci-pleural= bacteria
-dynia
pain
-penia
deficiency


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