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Lesson 8

Lesson 8 Prefix / Suffix

TermDefinition
pachy / pachyephalic Thick / Abnormal thickness of the skull - Prefix or Suffix
para / paralgia Near, departure from the norm / Abnormal pain- Prefix
path / pathology Disease / Study of disease-Prefix
penia / cytopenia Deficiency / lack of cellular elements in the blood-Suffix
peri / pericardium Around / Around the heart-Prefix
pexy / retinopexy Fixation, suspension / Surgical repair of a detached retina-Suffix
phobia / hydrophobia Fear of / Fear of water-Suffix
phoresis / diaphoresis Transmission / Perspiration, transmission of sweat-Suffix
plasty / orthoplasty Plastic surgical corrections / Surgical straightening-Suffix
plegia / paraplegia Paralysis, stroke / Paralysis from the waist down-Suffix
poly / polyarthitis Many / Arthritis in numerous joints-Prefix or Suffix
post / postmortem After / After death-Prefix or Suffix
pre / preoperative Before / Before surgery -Prefix
pro / proglossis In front of, on behalf of / Tip of the tongue-Prefix
pseudo / pseudodipsia False / False thirst- Prefix
ptosis / mastoptosis Falling / Sagging of the breast -Suffix
re / reflex Back, again / Flex response to stimulation-Prefix
retro / retroflexed Backward / Bent backward, posterior-Prefix
rrhaphy / cardiorrhaphy Suture / Suturing of the heart-Suffix
rhexis / angiorrhexis Rupture / Ruptured blood vessel- Suffix
scopy / bronchoscopy Exam / Bronchus exam
semi / semicomatose Half / Half-conscious- Prefix
sphygmo / sphygmomanometer Pulse / Pulse meter-Prefix
sub / sublingual Below / Under the tongue-Prefix
super, supra / superacute Above / Highly severe-Prefix
sym, syn / symbiotic Together / Dependent on one another-Prefix or Suffix
tachy / tachycardia Swift, fast / Rapid heart rate-Prefix
tele / telemetry Distance / Distance signal monitor interpretation-Prefix
toxo / toxicoderma Toxic, poison / Skin disease caused by poison-Prefix or Suffix
trans / transfusion Across / Transfer of blood into an individual-Prefix
tri / tricuspid Three / Three cusps-Prefix
ultra / ultrasonic Above / High frequency sound-Prefix
uni / uniocular One / Having one working eye-Prefix
xeno / xenograft Foreign / A graft from on species to another-Prefix
xero / xerochilia Dry / Dry lips- Prefix
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