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Glossary of Lesson 7: Building Greek Vocabulary IV 2

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aden-
combining form

gland
aer-
combining form

air, gas
blenn-
combining form

mucus
cel(i)-
combining form

abdomen
ch(e)il-
combining form

lip
chron-
combining form

time, timing
cla(s)-
-clast
combining form

break (up), destroy
-desis
combining form

binding
desm-
combining form

[binding] ligament, connective tissue
dynam-
combining form

force, power, energy
ger-
combining form

old age
gnath-
combining form

(lower)jaw
isch-
-sche-
combining form

suppress, check
klept-
combining form

steal
lei-
combining form

smooth
lep-
combining form

attack, seizure
man-
combining form

be mad
mel-
combining form

limb
morph-
combining form

form, shape
nom-
combining form

law
omphal-
naval, umbilicus
ped-
combining form

child
pen-
combining form

decrease, deficiency
-pex-
combining form

fixing, (surgical) attachment
plas(t)-
combining form

form, develop
presby-
combining form

old, old age
prostat-
combining form

[one who stands before] prostate gland
pty-
combining form

spit
ptyal-
combining form

saliva
-rrhaph-
combining form

suture
sit-
combining form

food
sta(t)-
combining form

stand, stop
tax-
combining form

(muscular) coordination
therm-
combining form

heat, (body) temperature
trop-
combining form

turning
-plasty
molding, surgically forming

refers to plastic or restorative surgery
-tropism
refers to the turning of living organisms toward (positive tropism) or away from (negative tropism)an external stimulus

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