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Medical - Prefixes, Combining Forms + Suffixes - A thru D

Med - Word Parts - A thru DAnswer
a- no, not, without, away from, negative
-a noun ending
ab- away from, negative, absent
abdomin/o abdomen
-able capable of, able to
abort/o premature expulsion of a nonviable fetus
abrad/o, abras/o rub or scrape off
abrupt/o broken away from
abs- away from
abscess/o collection of pus, going away
absorpt/o suck up, suck in
-ac pertaining to
acanth/o spiny, thorny
acetabul/o acetabulum (hip socket)
-acious characterized by
acous/o, acoust/o hearing, sound
acquir/o get, obtain
acr/o extremities (hands+feet), top, extreme point
acromi/o acromion, point of shoulder blade
actin/o light
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
acuit/o, acut/o sharp, sharpness
acust/o, -acusia, -acusis hearing, sense of hearing
ad- toward, to, in the direction of
aden/o gland
adenoid/o adenoids
adhes/o stick to, cling to
adip/o fat
adnex/o bound to
adren/o, adrenal/o adrenal glands
aer/o air, gas
aesthet/o sensation, sense of perception
af- toward, to
affect/o exert influence on
agglutin/o clumping, stick together
aggress/o attack, step forward
-ago abnormal condition, disease
agor/a marketplace
-agra excessive pain, seizure, attack of severe pain
-aise comfort, ease
-al pertaining to
alb/i, alb/o, albin/o white
albumin/o albumin, protein
alg/e, algi/o, alg/o, algesi/o relationship to pain
-algesia, -algesic painful, pain sense
-algia pain, painful condition
align/o bring into line or correct position
aliment/o to nourish
all/o, all- other, different from normal, reversal
alopec/o baldness, mangy
alveol/o alveolus, air sac, small sac
ambi- both sides, around or about, double
ambly/o dull, dim
ambul/, ambulat/o walk
ametr/o out of proportion
-amine nitrogen compound
amni/o amnion, fetal membrane
amph- around, on both sides, doubly
amput/o, amputat/o cut away, cut off a part of the body
amyl/o starch
an- no, not, without
an-, ana- up, apart, backward, excessive
an/o anus, ring
-an characteristic of, pertaining to
-ancy state of
andr/o relationship to the male
aneurysm/o aneurysm
angi/o blood or lymph vessels
angin/o angina, choking, strangling
anis/o unequal
ankyl/o crooked, bent, stiff
anomal/o irregularity
ante- before, in front of
anter/o before, front
anthrac/o coal, coal dust
anti- against
anxi/o, anxiet/o anxiety, anxious, uneasy
aort/o aorta
ap- toward, to
ap-, apo- separation, away from, opposed, detached
-apheresis removal
aphth/o ulcer
apic/o apex
aplast/o defective development, lack of development
aponeur/o aponeurosis (type of tendon)
apoplect/o a stroke
append/o, appendic/o appendix
aqu/i, aqu/o, aque/o water
-ar pertaining to
arachn/o spider web, spider
arc/o bow, arc or arch
-arche beginning
areat/o occurring in patches or circumscribed areas
areol/o little open space
-aria connected with
arrect/o upright, lifted up, raised
arter/o, arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
-ary pertaining to
as- toward, to
asbest/o asbestos
-ase enzyme
aspir/o, aspirat/o to breathe in
asthen-, -asthenia weakness, lack of strength
asthmat/o gasping, choking
astr/o star, star shaped
at- toward, to
atel/o incomplete, imperfect
ather/o plaque, fatty substance
athet/o uncontrolled
atop/o strange, out of place
atres/i without an opening
atri/o atrium
attenuat/o diluted, weakened
aud-, audi/o, audit/o ear, hearing, the sense of hearing
auri/i, aur/o ear, hearing
auscult/a, auscult/o listen
aut/o self
-ax noun ending
ax/o axis, main stem
axill/o armpit
azot/o urea, nitrogen
bacill/o rod-shaped bacterium (plural, bacteria)
bacteri/o bacteria (singular, bacterium)
balan/o glans penis
bar/o pressure, weight
bartholin/o Bartholin's gland
bas/o base, opposite of acid
bi- twice, double, two
bi/o life
bifid/o split, divided into two parts
bifurcat/o divide or fork into two branches
bil/i bile, gall
bilirubin/o bilirubin
bin- two by two
-blast embryonic, immature, formative element
blephar/o eyelid
borborygm/o rumbling sound
brachi/o arm
brachy- short
brady- slow
brev/i, brev/o short
bronch/i, bronchi/o, bronch/o bronchial tube, bronchus
bronchiol/o bronchiole, bronchiolus
brux/o grind
bucc/o cheek
burs/o bursa, sac of fluid near joint
byssin/o cotton dust
cadaver/o dead body, corpse
calc/i calcium, lime, the heel
calcane/o calcaneus, heel bone
calci-, calc/o calcium
calcul/o stone, little stone
cali/o, calic/o cup, calyx
call/i, callos/o hard, hardened and thickened
calor/i heat
canalicul/o little canal or duct
canth/o corner of the eye
capill/o hair
capit/o head
capn/o carbon dioxide, sooty or smoky appearance
capsul/o little box
carb/o carbon
carbuncl/o carbuncle
carcin/o cancerous
cardi/o, card/o heart
cari/o rottenness, decay
carot/o stupor, sleep
carp/o wrist bones
cartilag/o cartilage, gristle
caruncul/o bit of flesh
cat-, cata-, cath- down, lower, under, downward
catabol/o a breaking down
cathart/o cleansing, purging
cathet/o insert, send down
caud/o lower part of body, tail
caus/o, caust/o burning, burn
cauter/o, caut/o heat, burn
cavi/i, cav/o hollow, cave
cavern/o containing hollow spaces
cec/o cecum
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
celi/o, cel/o abdomen, belly
cement/o cementum, a rough stone
cent- hundred
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
cephal/o, -ceps head
cera- wax
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum, brain
cerumin/o cerumen, earwax
cervic/o neck, cervix (neck of uterus)
cheil/o lip
cheir/o hand
chem/i, chem/o, chemic/o drug, chemical
chir/o hand
chlor/o green
chlorhydr/o hydrochloric acid
chol/e bile, gall
cholangi/o bile, duct
cholecyst/o gallbladder
choledoch/o common bile duct
cholesterol/o cholesterol
chondri/i, chondr/o cartilage
chord/o spinal cord, cord
chore/o dance
chori/o, chorion/o chorion, membrane
choroid/o choroid layer of eye
chrom/o, chromat/o color
chron/o time
chym/o to pour, juice
cib/o meal
cicatric/o scar
-cidal pertaining to killing
-cide causing death
cili/o eyelashes, microscopic hairlike projections
cine- relationship to movement
circ/i ring or circle
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