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KNH 209 -2

Ch. 2 - Common Suffixes and Prefixes

TermDefinition
4 modifications of suffixes signifies med. condition, diagnostic term/procedure, med specialty or specialist, converts noun into adj.
arter i, o; artery
spin spine
ectasis expansion, dilation
iasis formation of
malacia softening of
megaly enlargement
oma tumor
osis abnormal condition
penia reduction in size/quantity
plegia paralysis
pnea breathing
porosis porous condition
ptosis downward placement
rrhage flowing forth
rrhexis rupture
spasm muscular contraction
centesis surgical puncture
desis surgical binding
ectomy surgical removal
gram written/pictorial record
graph device for measuring
metry act of measuring
pexy surgical fixation
plasty surgical repair
rrhaphy suture
scopy act of viewing
tomy incision
tome device for cutting
tripsy crushing
ante before
pre before
brady abnormally slow
tachy abnormally fast
neo new
post after
ab away from, beyond
ad towards, near
con with
sym with
contra against
ec/ecto outside
en inside
endo within
epi upon, following
extra beyond
hyper above normal
hypo below normal
infra inside, below
inter between
intra inside, within
meso middle
meta beyond
pan all around, everywhere
para alongside, like
peri around
retro backwards, behind
bi/di two
hemi/semi half
mono one
olig few
poly many
quadri four
tetra four
cele protrusion
cyte cell
edema fluid in intracellular tissues
emia blood
emesis vomiting
ism condition of
lith stone, calcification
lysis disintegration
oid resembling, like
osis abnormal condition
phobia fear
plasia abnormal formation
pnea respiration
poiesis producing
rrhea discharge
sclerosis hardness
stasis unchanging
stenosis blocked, narrowed
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