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MedicTerm. Chapter 1

aden/o gland
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
chem/o chemical
cis/o to cut
dermat/o skin
enter/o small intestines
gastr/o stomach
gynec/o female
hemat/o blood
hydr/o water
immun/o immune
laryng/o voice box
morph/o shape
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
ophthalm/o eye
ot/o ear
path/o disease
pulmon/o lung
rhin/o nose
ur/o urine, urinary tract
a- without, away from
an- without
ante- before, in front of
anti- against
auto- self
brady- slow
dys- painful, difficult
endo- within, inner
epi- upon, over
eu- normal, good
hetero- different
homo- same
hyper- above,over
hypo- underneath, below
infra- under, beneath, below
inter- amoung, between
intra- inside, within
macro- large
micro- small
neo- new
pan- all
para- beside, beyond, near
per- through
peri- around
post- after
pre- before, in front of
pseudo- false
retro- backward, behind
sub- below, under
super- above, excess
supra- above
tachy- rapid, fast
trans- through, across
ultra- beyond, excess
bi- two
hemi- half
mono- one
multi- many
nulli- none
poly- many
quad- four
semi- partial, half
tri- three
uni- one
-algia pain
-cele hernia, protusion
-cise cut
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectasis dilation
-gen that which produces
-genesis produces, generates
-genic producing, produced by
-ia state, condition
-iasis abnormal condition
-ism state of
-itis inflammation
-logist one who studies
-logy study of
-lysis destruction
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement, large
-oma tumor, mass
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-plasia development, growth
-plasm formation, development
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage excessive, abnormal flow
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-stenosis narrowing
-therapy treatment
-trophy nourishment, development
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-an pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-iac pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-ile pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
-ory pertaining to
-ose pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-centesis puncture to withdraw fluid
-ectomy surgical removal
-ostomy surgically create an opening
-otomy cutting into
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-gram record or picture
-graph instrument of recording
-graphy process of recording
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry process of measuring
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy process of visually examining
-a Singular: vertebra Plural: vertebrae
-ax Singular:thorax Plural:thoraces
-ex or -ix Singular: appendix Plural: appendices
-is Singular: metastasis Plural: metastases
-ma Singular: sarcoma Plural: sarcomata
-nx Singular: phalanx Plural: phalanges
-on Singular: ganglion Plural: ganglia
-us Singular: nucleus Plural: nuclei
-um Singular: ovum Plural: ova
Created by: mcope