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combining form

combining form

The word root plus the combining vowel. It is always written with a / between the word root and the combining vowel. For example, in the combining form cardi/o, cardi is the word root an /o is the combining vowel.

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aden/o

aden/o

gland

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carcin/o

carcin/o

cancer

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cardi/o

cardi/o

heart

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chem/o

chem/o

chemical

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cis/o

cis/o

to cut

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dermat/o

dermat/o

skin

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enter/o

enter/o

small intestine

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gastr/o

gastr/o

stomach

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gync/o

gync/o

female

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hemat/o

hemat/o
blood

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hydro/o

hydro/o

water

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immun/o

immun/o

immune

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laryng/o

laryng/o

voice box

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morph/o

morph/o

shape

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nephr/o

nephr/o

nerve

16

neur/o

neur/o

nerve

17

ophthalm/o

ophthalm/o

eye

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ot/o

ot/o

eye

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path/o

path/o

disease

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pulmon/o

pulmon/o

lung

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rhin/o

rhin/o
nose

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ur/o

ur/o

urine, urinary tract