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ML 11

ML 11 - Urology - prefixes, combining forms, suffixes

-al pertaining to
absorpt/o absorb or take in
acid/o acid (low pH)
albumin/o albumin
alges/o sensation of pain
alkal/o base (high pH)
ambulat/o walking
an- without, not
angi/o blood vessel; lymphatic vessel
anti- against
-ar pertaining to
arteri/o artery
-ary pertaining to
-ate composed of; pertaining to
-ation a process; being or having
bacteri/o bacterium
bi/o life; living organisms; living tissue
blast/o immature; embryonic
calcul/o stone
calic/o calix
cali/o calix
cancer/o cancer
carcin/o cancer
catheter/o catheter
-cele hernia
chem/o chemical, drug
chron/o time
col/o colon
congenit/o present at birth
contin/o hold together
corpor/o body
cortic/o cortex (outer region)
cutane/o skin
cyst/o bladder; fluid-filled sac; semisolid cyst
-cyte cell
dia- complete; completely through
diabet/o diabetes
dist/o away from the center or point of origin
dys- painful, difficult, abnormal
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis dilatation
-ectomy surgical excision
electr/o electricity
-emia condition of the blood; substance in the blood
-emic pertaining to blood or a substance in the blood
-ence state of
enur/o to urinate in
epi- upon, above
erythr/o red
-esis condition
-etic pertaining to
excret/o removing from the body
extern/o outside
extra- outside of
filtrat/o filtering; straining
filtr/o filter
genit/o genitalia
gen/o arising from; produced by
glomerul/o glomerulus
glycos/o glucose
-grade going
-gram a record or picture
-graphy process of recording
hemat/o blood
hem/o blood
hemoglobin/o hemoglobin
hil/o hilum (indentation in an organ)
hyal/o clear glasslike substance
hydr/o water
hypo- below; deficient
-ia condition, state, thing
-iasis abnormal condition, condition
-ic pertaining to
-ile pertaining to
in- in; within; not
-ine pertaining to
infect/o disease within
interstiti/o spaces within a tissue
intra- within
-ion action; condition
-ist one who specializes in
-ition a process; being or having
-itis inflammation of
-ity state; condition
-zation process of making, creating, or inserting
kal/i potassium
keton/o ketones
leuk/o white
lith/o stone
log/o word; the study of
-logy the study of
-lysis proces of breaking down or dissolving
lys/o breaking down or dissolving
-lyte dissolved substance
medull/o medulla (inner region)
-meter instrument used to measure
metr/o measurement
-metry process of measurement
micro- small
micturi/o making urine
mucos/o mucous membrane
necr/o death
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
noct/o night
olig/o scanty
-oma tumor, mass
-opsy process of viewing
-ory having the function of
-osis condition; abnormal condition; process
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease, suffering
pelv/o pelvis (hip bone; renal pelvis)
pen/o penis
per- through, throughout
peri- around
peritone/o peritoneum
-pexy process of surgically fixing in place
-plasty process of reshaping by surgery
-poietin substance that forms
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
prostat/o prostate gland
protein/o protein
proxim/o near the center or point of origin
-ptosis state of prolapse or drooping; falling
pub/o pubis (hip bone)
pyel/o renal pelvis
py/o pus
radic/o all parts including the root
radi/o radius (forearm bone); x-rays; radiation
re- again and again; backward; unable to
refract/o bend or deflect
ren/o kidney
resect/o to cut out and remove
retent/o keep; hold back
retro- behind, backward
scler/o sclera; white of the eye
-scope instrument used to examine
scop/o examine with an instrument
-scopy process of using and instrument to examine
sensitiv/o sensitive to; affected by
son/o sound
spasmod/o spasm
-stalsis contraction
supra- above
suspens/o hanging
-therapy treatment
-tic pertaining to
tom/o a cut, slice, or layer
-tomy process of cutting or making an incision
tox/o poison
trans- across, through
transplant/o move something to another place
-tripsy the process of crushing
-triptor thing that crushes
tub/o tube
tubul/o tube, small tube
-ule small thing
ultra- beyond; higher
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
urin/o urine; urinary system
ur/o urine; urinary system
vagin/o vagina
ven/o vein
vesic/o bladder
Created by: ClaudetteH