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HHSC 198 - Chapter 2

Suffixes and Prefixes

-itis inflammation
-logist one who studies
-logy study of
-scopy visual examination
-desis fixation
-plasty surgical repair
dermat- skin
arthr- joint
-oma tumor, mass
-uria urine
-dialysis to separate
-chezia pass a stool
-crit to separate
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-lysis destruction
-philia attraction
-ptysis spit
-rrhage to flow profusely
-rrhoid to flow
hemat- blood
hem- blood
cardi- heart
-centesis surgical puncture
-desis fixation
-ectomy surgical removal
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy surgical suture
-stomy surgical formation of an opening
-tomy surgical incision
-tripsy crushing
append- appendix
rhin- nose
lith- stones
-algia pain
-ectasis dilation
-edema accumulation of fluid in tissues
-emesis vomiting
-genesis form, produce
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency, lack of
-phobia fear of
-stenosis narrowing
oste/o bone
pulmon- lungs
-ac pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
-iatry treatment, medical specialty
-ician expert, specialist
-icle small, minute
-ist expert
-istry medical specialty
-ole small
-ule small
peri- around
endo- inside
-um structure
epi- above, over, upon
hypo- below
endo- inside, inner
ante- coming before, in front of
anti- against
circum- around
exo- outside, outward
hyper- above, excessive
hypo- below
inter- between
intra- inside, within
para- adjacent, alongside
peri- around
post- coming after, behind
pre- before
retro- backward
supra- above, excessive
trans- across, through
ultra- higher, beyond
bi- two, twice, double
brady- slow
di- two
eu- normal
hemi- half
macro- large
micro- small
mono- single, one
multi- many
pan- all
poly- excessive
primi- first
quadri- first
tachy- rapid
tri- three
uni- single, one
ab- away from
ad- toward
sub- under
syn- coming together
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