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Glossary of Medical Vocab Lesson 9

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-able
adjective-forming suffix

capable of (being); able to
-ation
noun-forming suffix

indicating an action or process: the act of (being), the result of (being), something that is
-ce
noun-forming suffix

the act of (being), the state of (being)
-cy
noun-forming suffix

the act of (being), the state of (being)
-ible
adjective-forming suffix

capable of (being)
-id
adjective-forming suffix

in a state or condition of
-ile
adjective-forming suffix

capable of (being), like
-ion
noun-forming suffix

the act of
-ive
adjective-forming suffix

pertaining to
-ment
noun-forming suffix

agent or instrument
-or
noun-forming suffix

agent or instrument
-orium
noun-forming suffix

place for something
-ory
(1) adjective-forming suffix: pertaining to

(2) noun-forming suffix: place for something
-ure, -ura
noun-forming suffix

result of an action
Anter-
combining form

front, in front
Brachi-
combining form

(upper) arm
-Cid-, -cis-
combining form

cut, kill
-cip-, -cept-
combining form

take
cresc-, -cret-
combining form

(begin to) grow
Digit-
combining form

finger, toe
Duc-, duct-
combining form

lead, bring, conduct
Fac-, -fic-, -fect
combining form

make
Faci-, -fici-, facies
combining form

face, appearance, surface
Febr-, -febris
combining form

fever
fer-, lat-
combining form

carry, bear
flect-, flex-
combining form

bend
fung-
combining form

fungus
fus-
combining form

pour
genit-
combining form

bring forth, give birth
ger-, gest-
combining form

carry, bear
immun(i)-
combining form

safe, protected
inferior-
combining form

below
lab-, laps-
combining form

slide, slip
later-
combining form

side
or-, os
combining form

mouth, opening
oss-
combining form

bone
pedicul-
combining form

louse
poster-, -posterior
combining form

behind, in back
sect-
combining form

cut
somn-
combining form

sleep
stabil-, stabl-
combining form

stable, fixed
superior-
combining form

above
tum(e)-
combining form

be swollen

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