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sufixs and prefixes

a- without, absence off
homo- same
allo- other, differing from the normal
hyper- above, excessive
an- without absense
iso- same equal
ana- against; up; back
macro- large
aniso- unequal,dissimilar
micro- small
auto- self
mono- one
dia- through,across
peri- around
epi- above upon
hetro- different
poly- many; much
sub- under; below
-al pertaining to
-oid resembling
-algia pain
-oma tumor
-ation process (off)
-osis abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood cells)
-blast embryonic cell
-ous p2 (pertaining to)
-cele hernia,swelling
-pathy disease
-cyte cell
-penia decrease
-phil attraction for
-dynia pain
-phobia fear
-esctasis dilation; expansion
-phoresis carring, transmission
-ectomy excision, removal of
-phylaxis protection
-emia state of
-plasty surgical repair
-globin protien
-poiesis formation production
-graft transplantation
-rrhagia bursting forth of
-gram record, writing
-rrhea discharge,flow
-ic pertaining to
-rrhexis rupture
-itis inflammation
-sarcoma malignant tumor of connective tissue
-logist specialist in the study of
-scope instrument of viewing
-logy study of
-stasis standing still
-lysis seperation
-therapy treatment
-malacia softening
-tic p2 (pertaining to)
-megaly enlarging
-tomy incision
a-, an- without, not
-megaly enlargement
-al p2
-metry act of measure
-algia pain
multi- many, much
-ar pertaing 2 p2
-ologist specialist in the study of
-arche beginning
-oma tumour
-ary pertaining 2
-osis abnormal condition, increase
-cele herna, swelling, protrusion
-para to bear
-centesis surgical puncture
-pathy disease
-clasis to break surgical fracture
peri- around
-cyesis pregancy
-pexy fixation (of an organ)
dys- bad painful , difficult
-phobia fear
-ectasis dilation expansion
-plasty surgical repair
-ectomy excision, surgical removal
poly- many,much
endo- in, within
primi- first
epi- above, upon, on, over
-ptosis prolapse, downward displacement, sagging, drooping
-genesis forming , producing, origin
-rrhagia bursting forth, hemorrage
-gram record ,writing, x-ray, film
-rrhaphy suture
-graphy process of recording
-rrhea discharge , flow
-gravida pregnant women
-rrhexis rupture
hyper- excessive, above normal
-salpinx tube, usually fallopian, oviduct
hypo- under, below, deficient
-schisis splitting
-iasis abnormal condition
-sclerosis abnormal condition of hardening
inter- between
-scopy visual examanation, process of examining
-ism condition of
-tocia child birth , labour
-itis inflammation
-tomy incision
juxta- beside, next to
-tripsy crushing
lacti- milk
-triptor instrument to crush
-lysis seperation, destruction, breakage, loosening
-uria urine
-malacia softening
-version turning
acusis hearing
-oma tumor
-al P2
-opia vision
-algesia pain
-opsia vision
-algia pain
-osis abnormal condition of
-ary pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-asthenia weakness, debility
-paresis partial paralysis
-cele hernia, swelling
-pathy disease
-cusis hearing
-pexy fixation ( of a organ)
-dynia pain
-phasia speech
-ectomy excision, removal
-phobia fear
-esthesia feeling
-plegia paralysis
-graphy process of recording
-ptosis prolapse, downward displacement
-ia condition
-rrhagia bursting forth
-ic pertaining to
-rrhaphy suture
-ion the act of
-rrhea discharge,flow
-ism condition of
-rrhexis rupture
-itis inflammation
-scope instrument for examining
-kinesia movement
-scopy visual examination
-lepsy seizure
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-logist specialist in the study of
-stomy forming and opening (mouth)
-logy study of
-taxia order, coordination
-lysis separation destruction loosening
-tic pertaining to
-malacia softening
-tome instrument to cut
-meter instrument for measuring
-tomy incision
-metry act of measuring
-tropia turning
-oid resembling
a-, an- without, not
hyper- excessive, above normal
bi- two
hypo- under below deficient
brady- slow
intra- in within
contra- against, opposite
necr-, necro- death, necrosis
di- double
pachy- thick
dipl-, diplo- double
para- near, beside, beyond
dys- bad painful, difficult
presby- old age
eso- inward
quadri- four
exo- outside,outward
syn- union, together,joined
hemi- one half
uni- one
heter-, different
hetero- different
diplo- double
Created by: Kellygour