Forming Plurals with Medical Terminology

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English words

add s or es for plural

vein = veins

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Greek & Latin words ending in a

add an e for plural

stria (a discolored stripe on the skin) = striae

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Greek & Latin words ending in um

replace the um with an a

diverticulum (a pouch or sac that has developed within the gut or bladder) = diverticula

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Greek & Latin words ending in nx

replace the nx with nges

Larynx (voicebox) = larynges

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ex

ix

ices

apex = apices

appendix - appendices

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ium

ia

bacterium = bacteria

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y

ies

cardiopathy = cardiopathies

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a

ata

condyloma = condylomata

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is

es

diagnosis = diagnoses

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us

i

fungus = fungi

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on

a

phenomenon - phenomena

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ax

aces

thorax = thoraces

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a

ae

vertebra = vertebrae