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Glossary of LOM Combining Forms

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abdomin/o
abdomin
arthr/o
joint
acr/o
extremities, top, extreme point
aden/o
gland
acu/o
sharp, severe, sudden
bi/o
life
carcin/o
cancer
agor/a
marketplace
cardi/o
heart
amni/o
amnion (sac surrounding embryo)
angi/o
vessel
cerebr/o
cerebrum
arteri/o
artery
cis/o
to cut
crin/o
secrete
axill/o
armpit
cyst/o
urinary bladder
blephar/o
eyelid
cyt/o
cell
bronch/o
bronchial tube
derm/o
dermat/o
skin
electr/o
electricity
chem/o
drug
encephal/o
brain
chondr/o
cartilage
enter/o
intestines (small)
chron/o
time
erythr/o
red
col/o
colon (large intestines)
gastr/o
stomach
gnos/o
knowledge
gynec/o
female
hemat/o
hem/o
blood
hydr/o
water, fluid
hepat/o
liver
inguin/o
groin
iatr/o
treatment
isch/o
to hold back
lapar/o
abdomen, abdominal wall
leuk/o
white
laryng/o
larynx (voice box)
nephr/o
kidney
lymph/o
lymph
neur/o
nerve
mamm/o
breast
onc/o
tumor
mast/o
breast
ophthalm/o
eye
morph/o
shape, form
oste/o
bone
muc/o
mucus
path/o
disease
my/o
muscle
ped/o
child
myel/o
bone marrow
psych/o
mind
necr/o
death (of cells or whole body)
radi/o
x-rays
ren/o
kidney
rhin/o
nose
neutr/o
neutral
(neither base nor acid)
sarc/o
flesh
sect/o
to cut
thromb/o
clot
ot/o
ear
ur/o
urinary tract, urine
cephal/o
head
peritone/o
peritoneum
adip/o
fat
phag/o
eat, swallow
anter/o
front
phleb/o
vein
bol/o
to cast (throw)
plas/o
formation, development
cervic/o
neck
pleur/o
pleura (membranes surrounding lungs)
pneumon/o
lungs
chrom/o
color
pulmon/o
lungs
coccyg/o
tailbone
rect/o
rectum
crani/o
skull
dist/o
far, distant
splen/o
spleen
hist/o
tissue
staphyl/o
clusters
ili/o
ilium (part of the pelvic bone)
strept/o
twisted chains
thorac/o
chest
kary/o
nucleus
later/o
side
tonsill/o
tonsils
lumb/o
lower back, flank region
trache/o
trachea, windpipe
medi/o
medical
ven/o
vein
carp/o
wrist bones
nucle/o
nucleus
cib/o
meals
pelv/o
hip, pelvic cavity
poster/o
back, behind
cost/o
rib
proxim/o
nearest
cutane/o
skin
sacr/o
sacrum
dactyl/o
fingers, toes
spin/o
spine, backbone
duct/o
to lead, carry
thel/o
nipple
flex/o
to bend
furc/o
forking, branching
gloss/o
tongue
umbilic/o
navel
glyc/o
sugar
ventr/o
belly
immun/o
protection
vertebr/o
backbones
viscer/o
internal organs
mort/o
death
nat/i
birth
nect/o
to bind, tie, connect
norm/o
rule, order
ox/o
oxygen
pub/o
pubis (pubic bone)
seps/o
infection
somn/o
sleep
son/o
sound
the/o
to put, place
thyr/o
shield (shape of the thyroid gland resembles a sheild)
top/o
place, position, location
tox/o
poison
urethr/o
urethra
bas/o
base
(alkaline, the opposite of acid)
coagul/o
clotting
eosin/o
red, dawn, rosy
granul/o
granules
hem/o
blood
hemat/o
blood
hemoglobin/o
hemoglobin
is/o
same, equal
mon/o
one, single
poikil/o
varied, irregular
sider/o
iron
spher/o
globe, round
lymphaden/o
lymph node, gland
thym/o
thymus gland
albin/o
white
caus/o
burn. burning
cauter/o
heat, burn
derm/o
skin
dermat/o
skin
diaphor/o
profuse sweating
erythem/o
redness
erythemat/o
redness
hidr/o
sweat
ichthy/o
scaly, dry
kerat/o
hard, horny tissue
lip/o
fat
melan/o
black
myc/o
mold, fungus
onych/o
nail
phyt/o
plant
pil/o
hair, hair follicle
rhytid/o
wrinkle
seb/o
sebum
squam/o
scale-like
steat/o
fat
trich/o
hair
ungu/o
nail
xanth/o
yellow
xer/o
dry
aer/o
air
alges/o
sensitivity to pain
cras/o
mixture
erg/o
work
esthes/o
feeling, sensation
hypn/o
sleep
lingu/o
tongue
narc/o
stupor
or/o
mouth
pharmac/o
drug
prurit/o
itching
pyret/o
fever
thec/o
sheath (of brain and spinal cord)
vas/o
vessel
vit/o
life

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