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Prefixes / Suffixes

prefixes/suffixes for medical terminology

ab away from
ad to;toward
ante before
astr star
auto self
brady slow
ect outside;outer
en within;in
endo within;inner
epi above;upon
ex out;outer
hemi half
infra below;inferior
inter between;among
intra within
iso same;equal
macro large
meta change;after;beyond
micro small
multi many
neo new
pan all
para near;beside
peri around;surrounding
poly many
post after
pre before
retro behind;backwards
semi half
sub below;under
super above;over;excess
supra above;on top of
sym with;association
syn together;with;union
tachy fast
a;an;ana no;not;without
anti against
contra against;opposite
non not
bi 2
centi 100
dec 10
milli 1000
quadr 4
tri 3
uni 1
carcin cancerous
dys painful;difficult
hyper above;excessive
hypo deficient;below
mal bad;poor;abnormal
-ac;al;ary pertaining to
-crine to secrete
-crit to separate
-cyte cell
-gen;gensis;genic producing;forming
-globin;globulin protein
-gram record;picture
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-iac;ic pertaining to
-oid like;resembling
-ologist specialist
-ology the study of
-ous pertaining to
-pepsia digestion
-phagia eating;swallowing
-phonia voice;sound
-phoresis carrying;transmission
-phoria feeling;mental state
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-scope instrument of viewing
-scopy process of viewing
-somnia sleep
-stasis control;stop
-therapy treatment
-thorax check;pleural cavity
-tocia labor;birth
-tresia opening
-trophy growth;developement
-tropin nourish;develope;stimulate
-version to turn
-algia pain
-cele hernia;herniation
-cytosis condition of cells
-dynia pain
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-ia;iasis abnormal condition
-itis inflammation
-lysis;lytic breakdown;destruction
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition
-paresis slight paralysis
-pathy disease
-penia decreased number
-phobia abnormal fear
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis drooping;sagging;prolapse
-ptysis spitting up
-rrhage;rrhagia bursting forth of blood
-rrhea flow;discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-spasm contraction;twitching
-stenosis narrowing;tightening
-centesis surgical puncture
-desis binding together
-ectasia;ectasis stretching;dilation
-ectomy surgical removal;excision
-ostomy create a new opening
-otomy incision into
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-tripsy crushing;friction
ect outside ; out
en ; eso in ; inward
ex out, outward
presby aging ; old
-metry to measure
-opia vision
-tropia ; tropion to turn; turning
Created by: abeck48446