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a, an without
ab away from [abduction]
ad toward [adduction]
albus white
algia pain
ante before [antepartum - before birth; anteprandial - before meals]
anti against
bi two; double
brady slow
chloro green
chrom color
circum around
cirrhos yellow
co, con together
cyano blue
de down or away from
desis binding; fixation of [arthrodesis – surgical fixation of a joint]
dia through [diameter]
dys difficult; abnormal [dysfunctional]
ecto outside [ectoplasm]
ectomy surgical removal of
endo within [endoscopy]
epi outer, on top of, over [epidermis - the outermost layer of skin]
erythr red
exo away from; outside of
extra outside, beyond
ferro iron
fore before
form shape of
graphy record
hemi half
hydra, hydro water
hyper above
hypo below
iasis condition of [psoriasis]
iatric pertaining to medicine [pediatric; geriatric]
ic pertaining to
inter between [intercostal]
intra within [intraocular]
isis, asis condition of
itis inflammation of [colitis]
juxta near
kinesis movement
kypho humped
leuko white
logia, logy science of
lysis disintegration [hemolysis; cytolysis]
macro large, long
malacia softening
med, medi, medio middle
mega, megaly enlargement
melano black
micro small
mono single, one
multi many
neo new [neonate]
ob against [obstruct]
oid like, shape; resemble
oligo few [oligospermia - too few sperm]
ology study of
oma tumor
osis abnormal condition
otomy incision [episiotomy]
pachy thick
para near; departure from the norm [parathyroid]
path disease
penia deficiency [leukopenia - deficiency of white blood cells]
peri around
pexy fixation, suspension [retinopexy – surgical repair of a detached retina]
phobia fear of
phoresis transmission [diaphoresis – excessive sweating]
plasty plastic surgical correction
plegia paralysis; stroke
polio gray
poly many
post after
pre before
pro in front of; on behalf of
pseudo false
ptosis drooping, falling [breast ptosis]
purpura purple; porphyria
re back, again
retro backward
rhexis rupture
rhodo rose
rrhaphy suture
rubeo red
scopy examining; observation; viewing
semi half
sphygmo pulse
sub below
super, supra above
sym, syn together [symbiotic]
tachy swift, fast
tele distance
toxo toxic, poison
trans across
tri three
ultra above
uni one
xantho yellow
xeno foreign
xero dry [xeroderm - dry skin]
rrhea discharge; flow
Created by: cformica