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Glossary of Chapter 4-Combining Forms

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carp/o
wrist bones
cib/o
meals
cis/o
to cut
cost/o
rib
cutane/o
skin
dactyl/o
fingers, toes
duct/o
to lead, carry
flex/o
to bend
furc/o
forking, branching
gloss/o
tongue
glyc/o
sugar
immuno/o
protection
morph/o
shape, form
mort/o
death
nat/i
birth
nect/o
to bind, tie, connect
norm/o
rule, order
ox/o
oxygen
pub/o
pubis (pubic bone); anterior portion of the pelvic or hipbone
seps/o
infection
somn/o
sleep
son/o
sound
the/o
to put, place
thel/o
nipple
thyr/o
shield, the shape of the thyroid gland resembled (-oid) a shield to those who named it
tip/o
place, position, location
tox/o
poison
trache/o
trachea, windpipe
urethr/o
urethra

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