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Purple Module

Terminology- Suffixes/Prefixes

QuestionAnswer
-acusia hearing
-acusis hearing
-al pertaining to
-algesia pain
-algia pain
-ary pertaining to
-asthenia weakness, debility
-cele hernia, swelling
-ceps head
-cusia hearing
-cusis hearing
-dynia pain
-ectomy excision, removal
-esthesia feeling
-ferent to carry
-glia glue; neurological tissue
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ion the act of
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-kinesia movement
-lalia speech, babble
-lepsy seizure
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lucent to shine; clear
-lysis separation; destruction; loosening
-malacia softening
-mania state of mental disorder, frenzy
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry act of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumour
-opague obscure
-opia vision
-opsia vision
-osis abnormal condition; increase
-ous pertaining to
-paresis partial paralysis
-pathy disease
-pexy fixation
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-phoria feeling
-plegia paralysis
-plexy stroke
-ptosis prolapse, downward displacement
-rrhagia bursting forth of
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-social society
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-stomy forming an opening
-taxia order, coordination
-thymia mind; emotion
-tome instrument to cut
-tic pertaining to
-tomy incision
-tropia turning
a- without, not
an- without, not
af- toward
agora- marketplace
bi- two
brady- slow
cata- down
contra- against, opposite
de- cessation
di- double
dipl- double
dys- bad; painful; difficult
ec- out; out from
ef- away from
eso- inward
exo- outside, outward
hemi- one half
hetero- different
hyper- excessive, above normal
hypo- under, below, deficient
intra- in, within
oxy- quick, sharp
pachy- thick
para- near, beside; beyond
pseudo- false
quadri- four
semi- one half
syn- union, together, joined
uni- one
Created by: spencertasha
 

 



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