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Glossary of Medical Terminology a systems approach ch3

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-ac
pertaining to or relating to

cardi/ac
heart
-al
pertaining to or relating to

neur/al
nerve
-ar
pertaining or relating to

muscul/ar
-ary
pertaining or relating to

saliv/ary
saliva
-eal
pertaining or relating to

mening/eal
meninges
-ic
pertaining or relating to

hypo/derm/ic
under / skin
-ical
pertaining to or relating to

med/ical
medicine
-ory
pertaining to or relating to

audit/ory
hearing
-ous
pertaining or relating to

cutane/ous
skin
-tic
pertaining or relating to

acous/tic
sound
-ia
condition

pneumon/ia
lung
-ism
condition

alcohol/ism
alcohol
-y
condition

path/y
disease
-iatrics
treatment, medicine

ped/iatrics
child
-iatry
treatment, medicine

pod/iatry
foot
-ist
specialist

ur/o/log/ist
urine
-icle
small, minute, little

part/icle
piece
-ole
small, minute, little

arteri/ole
artery
-ula
small, minute, little

mac/ula
spot
-ule
small, minute, little

ven/ule
vein
What is the plural for the word
pleura

What is the rule
pleurae

retain the a and add e
What is the plural for the word
thorax?

What is the rule?
thoraces


Drop the x and add ces
What is the plural for the word
lumen?

What is the rule?
lumina

Drop the en and add ina.
What is the plural for the word
diagnosis?

What is the rule?
diagnoses

Drop the is and add es.
What is the plural for the word
appendix?

What is the rule?
appendices

Drop the ix and add ices
What is the plural for the word
apex?

What is the rule?
apices

Drop the ex and add ices
What is the plural for the word
ganglion?

What is the rule?
ganglia

Drop the on and add a.
What is the plural for the word
bacterium?

What is the rule?
bacteria

Drop the um and add a.
What is the plural for the word
bronchus?

What is the rule?
bronchi

Drop the us and add i.
What is the plural for the word
deformity?

What is the rule?
deformities

Drop the y and add ies
What is the plural for the word
carcinoma?

What is the rule?
carcinomata

Retain the ma and add ta.

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