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Chapter 1

Suffixes, Prefixes and Combining Forms

Prefix-, -Suffix, Combine FormMeaning
a- , an- no, not
aut- self
dia- complete, through
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
endo- within
exo- outside
hyper- excessive, more than normal, too much
hypo- below, less than normal, under
pro- before
re- back
retro- behind
sub- below, under
trans- across, through
-al Pertaining to
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-etomy cutting out, surgical removal
-emia blood condition
-gram record
-globin protein
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ism condition process
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the
-logy the study of
-oma tumor, mass
-opsy to view
-osis abnormal condition
-scope instrument to visually examine
-scopy process of visual examination
-sis state of
-tomy incision, the process of cutting in to
aden/o gland
arthr/o joint
bi/o life
carcin/o cancer, cancerous
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o cerebrum, largest part of the brain
col/o, colon/o large intestines
crin/o secrete
cyst/o urinary bladder
cyt/o cell
dermat/o skin
derm/o skin
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
enter/o small intestines
erythr/o red
gastr/o stomach
glyc/o sugar
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o woman, female
hemat/o blood
hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
lapar/o abdomen
leuk/o white
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
psych/o mind
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
thromb/o clotting
Created by: Pinkchicsrule