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Prefixes/Suffixes

Gadsden Jobcorps CNA Medical Prefixes and Suffixes

TermDefinition
a, an without, not, lack of
ante before, in front of
bi two, twice, double
brady slow
contra against
dis apart, free from
dys bad, painful
endo inner
epi on, upon, over
erythro red
ex out, away from
hemi half
hyper too much, high
hypo below, under
inter between, within
leuk white
mal bad, illness, disorder
micro small
olig small, scant
patho disease, suffering
per by, through
peri around
poly many, much
post after, behind
pre before, in front of
sub under, beneath
supra above, over
tachy swift, fast, rapid
abdomin abdomen
aden gland
angi vessel
arterio artery
arthr joint
brachi arm
bronchi, bronch bronchus
card, cardi heart
cerebr cerebrum
cephal head
chole, chol bile
colo colon
cost rib
crani skull
cyan blue
cyst bladder, cyst
derm, derma skin
duoden duodenum
encephal brain
gaster, gastro stomach
geron aged
gluco sweet
glycol, glyc sweet
gyneco, gyno woman
hema, hemato, hemo blood
hepato liver
hyster uterus
ile, ilio ileum
laryng larynx
lymph lymph
mamm breast
mast breast
melan black
mening meninges, membranes covering the spinal cord and brain.
necro death
nephr kidney
neur nerve
onc tumor
ophthalm eye
oste bone
ot ear
pharyng pharynx
phleb vein
pneo breathing
pneum air, gas, respiration
pod foot
proct anus, rectum
pulm lung
splen spleen
stomat mouth
therm hot, heat
thorac chest
thromb blood clot
toxic poison
trache trachea, windpipe
urethr urethra
-cyte cell
-ectomy excision, removal of
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-ism a condition
-itis inflammation
-logy study of
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-ostomy creation of an opening
-otomy cut into
-pathy disease
-penia lack
-phagia to eat
-phasia speaking
-phobia exaggerated fear
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-rrhage excessive flow
-scopy examination using a scope
-stomy creation of an opening
-tomy incision, cutting into
-uria condition of the urine
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