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Med Terminology Ch 3


mono-, uni- one
bi-, di- two
tri- three
quad-, quadri-, tetra- four
centi- one hundred or one-hundredth
milli- one thousandth
diplo- double
hemi-,semi half
multi-, poly- many
pan- all
primi- first
super-, ultra- excessive
peri-, circum- around
contra- against or opposed
dia- through
ecto-, exo-, ex-, extra- out, without, away from
en-, end-, endo- inside
epi- above, on
hypo-, infra-, sub- beneath, under
inter- between
intra- within
ipsi- same
meso-, mid- middle
para- near, beside, abnormal
per- through or by
post- after, behind
retro- behind, backward
supra-, super- above, beyond
sym-, syn- joined, together
trans- across
ante-, pre-, pro- before
a-. an- no, without
in- not, inside
brady- slow
dys- bad, difficult
eu- good, normal
mal- bad
tachy- fast
alb/o, albin/o, leuk/o, leuc/o white
chlor/o green
melan/o black
xanth/o yellow
cyt/o, -cyte cell
gen/o beginning, origin, genes
-genic produced by or in
-genesis producing or forming
gram/o to record
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
kinesi/o movement
-kinesia, -kinesis movemen, motion
leps/o; -lepsy seizure
lys/o destruction, dissolving
-lysin that which destroys
-lysis process of destruction
-lytic capable of destroying
malac/o soft
metr/o, metr/i measure or uterine tissue
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry process of measuring
phag/o eat, ingest
-phagia, -phagic, -phagy eating, swallowing
phas/o; -phasia speech
pleg/o; -plegia paralysis
schis/o, schiz/o, schist/o, -schisis split, cleft
scler/o hard
-sclerosis hardening
scop/o to view, to examine
-scope instrument used for viewing
-scopy process of examining visually
troph/o; -trophic, -trophy nutrition
blast/o embryonic form
cephal/o head
cry/o cold
crypt/o hidden
dips/o thirst
hist/o tissue
myc/o fungus
narc/o stupor
necr/o dead
optic/o, opt/o vision
phon/o voice
phot/o light
py/o pus
therm/o heat
top/o position
ech/o, son/o sound
Created by: sunkissfl