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Suffixes and Prefixes

-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-arche beginning
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia, swelling
-centesis surgical puncture
-ception conceiving
-cide killing
-continence to hold back
-cyesis pregnancy
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-ectomy excision
-emia blood condition
-gen forming, origin, producing
-genesis forming, origin, producing
-grade to go
-gram record, writing
-gravida pregnant woman
-ia condition
-iasis abnormal condition
-ic pertaining to
-ician specialist
-icterus jaundice
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-ization process of
-lith stone, calculus
-logist specialist in the study of
-lysis separation, destruction, loosen
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition of
-para to bear (off spring)
-pathy disease
-pexy fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-poiesis formation, production
-potence power
-ptosis prolapse
-rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-salpinx tube
-schisis a splitting
-scope instrument for examination
-scopy visual examination
-spadias slit, fissure
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-therapy treatment
-tocia childbirth, labour
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-uria urine
-version turning
a-,an- without
ante- before, front
brachy- short
circum- around
contra- against, opposite
dia- through, pass
dys- bad, difficult, painful
ec- out, out from
ecto- outside,outward
epi- above, upon
hypo- below, under
im- not
in- in, not
multi- many, much
neo- new
nulli- none
poly- many
post- after,behind
pre- before, in front
primi- first
pseudo- false
retro- backward, behind
tri- three
-cleisis surgical closing
Created by: amatt