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Medical Terminology

a- without, not
ab- away from
ad- toward, near
ambi- both
ante- before
con- with or together
de- not, from, down
dia- across, through
dis- apart, separate
e- out,away
ecto- outside
en- inside, within
intra- within
epi- upon
eu- normal or good
hemi- half
infra- under
inter- between
mal- bad
meso- middle
meta- beyond
micro- small
mono- one
neo- new
pachy- thick
pan- all
para- abnormal, alongside, beside
per- through
poly- many
post- after
quadri- four
re- again or back
retro- backward or behind
sub- under, below
super- above or excessive
supra- outside or beyond
tachy- fast
tri- three
ultra- beyond excessive
-ac pertaining to
-blast immature
-cyte cell
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry process of measuring
-iatric treatment
-iatry study of
-logist one who specializes in the study of
-icle,- ole,- ula,- ule small
-ium/-eum tissue or structure
-ize/-ate make, use, subject to
-or one who
-poiesis formation
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy examination
-stasis stop or stand
-algia, -dynia pain
-cele pouch, sac, or hernia
-emia condition of blood
-form/-oid like or resembling
-genic beginning, origin, or
-genesis production
-ia/-ism condition of
-iasis formation of, presence of
-lysis breaking down
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-penia abnormal reduction, lack of
-phage/-phagia/-phagy eat; devour
-phile/-philia attraction for; love for
-phobia fear of
-plasia formation
-pnea breathing
-ptosis drooping, falling
-rrhage to burst forth
-rrhagia condition of bleeding
-rrhea discharge or flow
-rrhexis rupture or breaking
-spasm involuntary contraction
-trophy development
-y condition or process of
-centesis puncture to remove fluid
-desis blinding
-ectomy excision, surgical removal
-pexy surgical suspension or fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhapy suture
-stomy surgical creation of an artificial opening
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
Root Word
abdomin- abdomen
angi- vessel
bacteri- bacteria
bi- life
carcin- cancer
cardi- heart
cephal- head
cyst- sac
cyt- cell
electr- electricity
enter- intestines
fibrin- fiber
gnath- jaw
gynec- woman, female
hem- blood
hemat- blood
hepat- liver
irid- iris
kerat- keratin
lip- fat
mast- breast
necr- death
nephr- kidney
onc- tumor
path- disease
pelv- pelvic
radi- x-rays
ren- renal, the kidney
sarc- flesh
sial- saliva, salivary glands
thromb- clot
trache- trachea
uter- uterus
Created by: dania_xoxo