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Medical Terminology: Prefixes/Suffixes

a-, an- without
ab- away from
ad- near, toward
algia pain
ante before
anti- against
bi- two, double
brady slow
circum- around
co, con together with
de down, away from
desis biding, fixation
dia through
dys- abnormal, difficult
ecto- outside
-ectomy excision, removal of
endo- within
epi- on top of, outer, over
exo- away from
extra outside, beyond
ferro- iron
fore before
form shape of
graphy writing, record, picture
hemi- half
hydra-, hydro- water, fluid
hyper- above
hypo- below
-iasis condition of
-iatric medicine, treatment
-ic pertaining to
inter- between
intra- within
-isis, -asis condition of
-itis inflammation
juxta- near
kinesis movement
kypho- humped
-logia, -logy study of
-lysis breakdown, disintegration
macro- large
malacia softening
med, medi, medio middle
mega, megaly enlargement
micro- small
mono- one
multi- many
neo- new
ob- against
-oid resemble, like
-oligo few
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-otomy incision, cut
pachy thick
para- near, abnormal
path disease
-penia lack of, deficiency
peri- around
pexy- fixation, suspension
-phobia fear of
-phoresis transmission
-plasty plastic surgical correction
-plegia paralysis, stroke
poly many
post after
pre- before
pro- before, on top of, on behalf of
pseudo- false
-ptosis drooping, falling
re- back, again
retro- backwards, behind
-rrhaphy stitch, suture
-rhexis rupture
-scopy examine
semi- half
sphygmo- pulse
sub- below
super-, supra- above
sym, syn together with
tachy- fast, rapid
tele- distance
toxo poison, toxic
tri- three
ultra- above
uni- one
xeno- foreign
xero- dry
albus white
chloro green
chrom color
cirrhos yellow
cyano blue
erythr red
leuko white
melano black
polio gray
purpura purple
rhodo rose
rubeo red
xantho yellow
Created by: chester