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Glossary of Lesson 10: Cardiovascular System

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amyl-
combining form

starch
angin-
combining form

choking pain, angina pectoris
aort-
combining form

aorta
arct(at)-
combining form

compress
ather-
combining form

fatty deposit
atri-
combining form

atrium
bol-
combining form

a throwing
capill-
combining form

capillary
cirs-
combining form

dilated and twisted vein, varix
-clud-, -clus-
combining form

close
cor, cord-
combining form

heart
coron-
combining form

crown
cusp, -cuspid
combining form

point
dextr-
combining form

right (side)
-form
combining form

shape
gurgit-, gurgitat-
combining form

flood, flow
pector-
combining form

breast, chest
phleb-
combining form

vein
pulm(on)-
combining form

lung, pulmonary artery
rhythm-
combining form

(steady motion) heartbeat
sept-
combining form

wall, portion
sin-, sinus-
combining form

(curve,hollow) sinus
sinistr-
combining form

left (side)
sphygm-
combining form

pulse
stal-, stol-
combining form

send, contraction
tens(i)-
combining form

stretch
thromb-
combining form

blood clot
top-
combining form

place
vag-
combining form

(wandering) the vagus nerve
varic-, varix
combining form

dilated and twisted vein, varix
vas-
combining form

(blood) vessel; vas deferens
ven-
combining form

vein
ventr-
combining form

belly, abdomen, abdominal cavity

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