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ML 2

ML 2 - Body in Health and Disease - prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes

dors/o back, dorsum
a- without
abdomin/o abdomen
-able able to be
-ad towards; in the direction of
-al pertaining to
ambulat/o walking
ana- apart from; excessive
ancill/o servant; accessory
anter/o before; front part
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-atic pertaining to
-ation a process; being or having
-ative pertaining to
-atory pertaining to
auscult/o listening
cardi/o heart
caud/o tail bone; lower part of body
cav/o hollow space
cephal/o head
chondr/o cartilage
chron/o time
communic/o impart; transmit
congenit/o present at birth
coron/o encircling structure
crani/o cranium (skull)
-crine a thing that secretes
crin/o secrete
de- reversal of; without
dent/o teeth
dermat/o skin
dia- complete, completely through
dietet/o foods, diet
dist/o away from center or point of origin
-drome a running
endo- innermost, within
enter/o intestine
-eon one who performs
epi- upon, above
-ery process of
eti/o cause of disease
exacerb/o increase; provoke
extern/o outside
fract/o break up
front/o front
gastr/o stomach
-gen that which produces
gener/o production, creation
gen/o arising from; produced by
ger/o old age
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o female, woman
habilitat/o to give ability
hemat/o blood
heredit/o genetic inheritance
horizont/o boundary between the earth and sky
hypo- below; deficient
-iac pertaining to
iatr/o physician; medical treatment
-iatry medical treatment
-ic pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-ician skilled professional or expert
-ics knowledge, practice
idi/o unknown; individual
immun/o immune response
infect/o disease within
infer/o below
inguin/o groin
inspect/o looking at
integument/o skin
intern/o inside
intestin/o intestine
-ion action; condition
-ior pertaining to
-ious pertaining to
-ist one who specializes in
-istry process related to the specialty of
-ity state; condition
-ive pertaining to
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
later/o side
log/o word; the study of
-logy the study of
lumb/o lower back
lymph/o lymph; lymphatic system
macr/o large
medi/o middle
medic/o physician; medicine
micr/o small
mid- middle
muscul/o muscle
nat/o birth
ne/o new
neur/o nerve
nerv/o nerve
nucle/o nucleus
nutri/o nourishment
obstetr/o pregnancy and childbirth
onc/o tumor, mass
ophthalm/o eye
orth/o straight
-ory having the function of
-osis condition; abnormal condition; process
ot/o ear
-ous pertaining to
palliat/o reduce the severity of
palpat/o touching, feeling
path/o disease
ped/o child
pelv/o pelvis
percuss/o tapping
pharmac/o medicine, drug
physi/o physical function
plas/o growth, formation
poster/o back part
prevent/o prevent
pro- before
product/o produce
proxim/o near the center or point of origin
psych/o mind
pulmon/o lung
radi/o radius; x-rays; radiation
re- again and again; backward, unable to
recuper/o recover
remiss/o send away
sagitt/o going from front to back
-scope instrument used to examine
scop/o examine with an instrument
skelet/o skeleton
spin/o spine, backbone
spir/o breathe
steth/o chest
superfici/o on or near the surface
super/o above
surg/o operative procedure
symptomat/o collection of symptoms
syn- together
techn/o technical skill
termin/o end; boundary
therapeut/o treatment
therap/o treatment
thorac/o thorax (chest)
-tic pertaining to
-tion a process; being or having
tom/o cut, slice, or layer
-tomy process of cutting or making incision
trans- across, through
umbilic/o umbilicus, navel
urin/o urine
ur/o urine
vascul/o blood vessel
ventr/o front; abdomen
-verse to travel; to turn
Created by: ClaudetteH