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Prefixes and Suffixe

Need to know prefixes and suffixes

-um makes a noun ending of a root word
-osis abnormal condition
-ology study of
-ologist specialist
-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -iac, -ial, -ic, -ical, -ior pertaining to
-cyte cell
-gen substance that produces
-ia condition
-algia pain/suffering
-dynia pain
-itis inflammation or infection
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-necrosis death of tissue
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
-emia blood condition
-oma mass, tumor
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid for diagnostic purposes or to remove excess fluid
-ectomy surgical removal
-graphy process of recording or picturing
-gram record or picture
-scopy visual examination
-otomy cutting into, surgical incision
-ostomy surgically create an artificial opening
-rrhage/-rrhagia bursting forth as in abnormal excessive discharge or bleeding
-rrhaphy suture of stitch
-rrhea abnormal flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
pre- before
peri- surrounding
post- after
ab- away from
ad- toward
dys- bad, difficult or painful
hyper- excessive or increased
inter- between or among
sub- under, less or below
eu- good, normal
hypo deficient or decreased
intra within or inside
supra- above or excessive
a-, an- not, without
ante- before
bi- two, both
brady- slow
endo- in, within
epi- on, over, upon
tachy- fast
trans- across
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