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nursing--fixes

Prefixes and Suffixes

TermDefinition
a without
ab away from
ad to or toward
aer air
angio blood vessel
brady slow
cardi heart
cyst bladder
derm skin
dys bad: painful
encephal brain
endo within
epi on, over
erythro red
febr fever
gastr stomach
hem blood
hemi half
hepat liver
hyper above
hypo below
ileo ileum
intra within
leuko white
lip fat
macro large
mega large
melano black
micro small
multi many
myo muscle
neuro nervous system
noct night
peri around
pneum lung
poly many
post after
pre before
psycho mind
sanguin blood
semi half
super above
supra above
tachy fast
tri three
uni one
vas vessel
ven vein
ac pertaining to
al pertaining to
algia pain
cardi heart
cele protrusion
cyte cell
ectomy removal
emia blood
ent, er, ist person
ia, ism condition
iasis presence of
itis inflammation
megaly enlargement
ole small
ology study of
oma tumor
osis, sis abnormal
ostomy forming of an opening
otomy incision
pathy disease
phylaxis protection
pnea breathing
plasty surgical shaping
rrhea flow
scope examination instrument
scopy examination
stasis not moving
tic relating to
tion condition
ule small
colo colon
bi two
Created by: cornvillenurse