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Glossary of Walker-Esbaugh Med Vocab Chapter 9

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-able
adjective forming suffix

capable of being, able to
-ation
noun forming suffix

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
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

mushroom, fungus
fus-
combining form

pour
genit-
combining form

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

carry, bear
immun(i)-
combining form

exempt, 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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