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Glossary of Lesson 11: Respiratory System

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alve-
combining form

hollow, cavity
amygdal-
combining form

tonsil
anthrax, anthrac-
combining form

coal; anthrax
aux-, -auxe, -auxis
combining form

grow, increase
bacter(i)-
combining form

bacterium
bronch(i)-
combining form

(windpipe) bronchus
capn-
combining form

(smoke) carbon dioxide
cocc-, -coccus
combining form

(berry) coccus ( a type of spherical bacterium)
coni-, koni-
combining form

dust
labi-
combining form

lip
larynx, laryng-
combining form

larynx
paresis
combining form

slackening of strength, paralysis
pharynx, pharyng-
combining form

(throat) pharynx
phys-
combining form

air, gas
pleur-
combining form

(side) pleura
pne-
combining form

breathe
pneum(at)-
combining form

(breathe) air, gas
pneum(on)-
combining form

lung
sider-
combining form

iron
spir(at)-
combining form

breathe
staphyl-
combining form

uvula, palate; saphylococci
stern-
combining form

chest, breast, breastbone
steth-
combining form

chest, breast
strept-
combining form

streptococci (microorganisms that form twisted chains)
sud(or)-
combining form

sweat, fluid
thorax, thorac-
combining form

chest cavity, pleural cavity, thorax
trach(e)-, trachy-
combining form

(rough) trachea

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