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Prefixes & Suffixes

General Medical Terminology

a- without *1 letter
ambi- both
an- without *2 letters
ante- before
anti- against *4 letters
bi- two or both
brady- slow
chlor- green
circum- around
cirrh- yellow
con- with
contra- against *6 letters
cyan- blue
dia- across or through *3 letters
dis- separate from or apart
dys- painful, difficult
ec- away or out
ecto- outside
endo- within
epi- upon
erythr- red
eu- good or normal
exo- outside
hemi- half
heter- different
hyper- above or excessive
hypo- below or deficient
im- not
immun- safe, protected
in- not
infra- below or under *5 letters
inter- between
intra- within
iso- equal
leuk- white
macro- large
medi- middle
melan- black
meso- middle *4 letters
meta- beyond, after, changing
micro- small
mid- middle
mono- one *4 letters
multi- many
neo- new
pan- all
para- alongside of or abnormal
peri- around
polio- gray
poly- many
post- after *4 letters
pre- before
pro- before
pseudo- false
purpur- purple
quadri- four
re- again or back
retro- after *5 letters
rube- red
semi- half
sub- below or under *3 letters
super- above or excessive
supra- above or excessive
sym- with
syn- with
tachy- fast
trans- across, through *5 letters
tri- three
ultra- beyond or excessive
uni- one *3 letters
xanth- yellow
xer- dry
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-asthenia without strength
-cele pouching or hernia
-cyesis pregnancy
-cynia pain
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis expansion or dilation
-ectomy removal
-emia blood condition
-genic origin or production
-gram record
-graph recording instrument
-graphy recording process
-ia condition of
-iasis condition, formation of
iatry treatment
-ic pertaining to
-icle small
-ism condition of
-itis inflammation
-ium tissue or structure
-lith stone, calculus
-logy study of
-lysis breaking down or dissolution
-malacia softening
-magaly enlargement
-meter measuring instrument
-metry measuring process
-mycosis fungal infection
-oid resembling
-ole small
-oma tumor
-opia vision *4 letters
-opsia vision *5 letters
-osis abnormal condition, increase
-osmia smell
-ous pertaining to
-paresis partial paralysis
-pathy disease
-penia decrease
-phagia swallowing
-phasia speech
-philia attraction for
-phobia fear
-plasia formation
-plasty surgical repair or reconstruction
-plegia paralysis, stroke
-rrhea discharge
-sclerosis narrowing, constriction
-scope examination instrument
-scopy examination
-spasm involuntary contraction
-stasis stop or stand
-tic pertaining to
-tocia chidbirth, labor
-tomy incision
-toxic poison
-tropic stimulate
-ula small *3 letters
-ule small *3 letters
-y condition, process of
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