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Prefixes & Suffixes

-ia Condition of, Diseased or Abnormal State
-iac, -ic, -ior Pertaining to
-ism State of
-itia, -itis Inflammation
-logy Study of
-lyte Dissolvable
-lytic Destroy; Reduce
-mania Madness or Insane Desire
-megaly Enlargement
-meter Instrument Used to Measure
-odia Smell
-ologist One who Studies and Practices
-oma Tumor or Swelling
-opia Vision
-opsy To View
-orrhea Flow, Excessive Discharge
-orrhexis Rupture
-osis Abnormal Increase in Production
-ostomy Creation of an Artificial Opening
-otomy Cut into orIncision
-oxia Oxygen
-pathy Disease
-sclerosis Hardening
-scope Instrument Used for Visual Examination
-scopy Visual Examination
-sepsis Infection
-spasm Sudden Involuntary Muscle Contraction
-stasis Control or Stop
-tomy Cutting
-tropic Influencing
A-, An- Without or Absence of
Ab- From or Away
Ad- To or Towards
Ana- Up
Ante- Before
Anti- Against
Append- To Hang Something
Bi-, Bin- Two
Brady- Slow
Contra- Against
Di- Two
Dis- To Undo; Free From
Ecto-, Exo-, Extra- Outside
Endo- Within
Epi- Upon
Erythr- Red
Glyc- Sweet
Hyper- Over
Hypo- Beneath; Below
Im- Not
Infra- Under
Inter- Between
Intra- Inside
Iso- Equal
Macro- Large
Mal- Bad
Meso- Middle
Meta- Change
Micro- Small
Mono- One
Multi- Many
Mut- After
Neo- New
Para- Beside
Patho- Disease
Peri- Surrounding
Poly- Many
Post- After
Pre- Before
Pseudo- False
Re- Backward or Behind
Retro- Back, Again
Semi- Half
Sub- Under or Below
Super- Beyond; Excess
Syn- Together or Joined
Tachy- Fast
Tetra- Four
Trans- Through, Across, Beyond
Tri- Three
Ultra- Over or Above
Uni- One
-al Pertaining to
-ase Enzyme
-blast Budding
-centesis Surgical Puncture
-cidal Causing Death
-clast Broken
-crit To seperate
-cyte cell
-ectomy Excision or Surgical Removal
-emia Blood Condition
-emesis Vomiting
-gen, -genesis, -genic Producing
-glia Glue
-gram Something Written
Created by: camrynpletka