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The beginning suffixes and prefixes

cardi heart
gastr stomach
hepat liver
rhin nose
cephal head
arthr joint
my muscle
oste bone
electr electricity
carcin cancer
ecetomy surgical removal
itis inflammation
megaly enlarged
logy study of
gram record or picture
pathy disease
inter between
a- without
dys abnormal
sub below,underneath
bi two
post after
rhinoplasty surgical repair of the nose
hepatomegaly enlarged liver
electrocardiogram records of the heart's electricity
osteoarthritis bone and joint inflammation
a keep the a and add e! vertebra, vertebrae
ax drop the x and add ces! thorax, thoraces
ex drop the ex and add ices! apex, apices
ix drop the x and add ces! appendix, appendices
ma keep ma and add ta! sarcoma, sarcomata
is drop the is and add es! metastasis, metastases
on drop on and add a! spermatozoon, spermatoza
us drop us and add i! alveolus, alveoli
um drop um and add a! ovum, ova
y drop y and add ies! biopsy, biopsies
x drop x and add ges! phalanx, phalanges
algia pain
asthenia weakness
cele hernia protrusion
dynia pain
cytosis abnormal cell condition
ectasis dilated, streatch out
edema swelling
emesis vomiting
emia condition of the blood
ia state, condition
iasis abnormal condition
ism state of condition
itis inflammation
lith stone
lysis destruction
lytic destruction
malacia abnormal softening
megaly enlargement, large
oma tumor, mass
osis abnormal condition
pathy disease
penia too few
phobia fear
plegia paralysis
ptosis drooping
rrhage bursting forth
rrhagia bursting forth
rrheah discharge, flow
rrhexis rupture
sclerosis hardened
spasam involuntary muscle contraction
stasis stopping
stenosis narrowing
toxic posion
uria condition of the urine
clasia surgical breaking
desis surgical fixation
ectomy surgical removal, excision
ostomy surgically create an opening
otomy cutting into, incision
pexy surgical fixation
plasty surgical repair
rrhaphy suture
tome instrument to cut
tripsy crushing
centesis puncture to withdraw fluid
gram record or picture
graph instrument for recording
graphy process of recording
manometer process for measuring pressure
meter instrument for measuring
metry proccess of measuring
scope instrument of veiwing
scopy process of visually examining
cle small
cyesis pregnancy
cyte cell
derma skin condition
dipsia thirst
esthesia feeling, sensation
gen that which produces
genesis produces, generates
genic producing
globin protein
globulin protein
gravida pregnancy
kenesia movement
oid resembling
ole small
opida vision
opsy view of
osmia sense of smell
oxia oxygen
para to bear ( offspring )
partum birth, labor
pepsia digestion
phagia eating, swallowing
phasia speech
phil attracted to
phonia voice
plasam formation, development
pnea breaking
brady slow
poiesis formation
porosis porous
ptysis spitting up, coughing up
therapy treatment
thorax chest
trophic development
trophy nourishment, development
ule small
er one who
iatric medical specialty
iatrist physician
ist specialist
logist one who studies
logy study of
ac pertaining to ( cardiac )
al pertaining to ( duodenal pertaining to duodenum)
an pertaining to ( ovarian )
ar pertaining to ( ventricle )
ary pertaining to pulmonary ( pertaining to the lungs )
atic pertaining to lymphatic
eal pertaining to seophageal
ic pertaining to gastric
ine pertaining to uterine
ior pertaining to superior
nic pertaining to embryonic
ory pertaining to auditory
ose pertaining to adipose ( fat )
ous pertaining to venous ( veins )
tic pertaining to hepatic ( liver )
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