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Prefixes/ Suffixes

TermDefinition
a-, an- Without
ante-, pre-, pro- Before
bi-, diplo- Two
brady- Slow
circum- Around
de- Away from
dia-, trans- Through
dys- Abnormal, Painful, Difficult
ecto- Outside
endo- Within
epi- Upon, Over
eu- Normal, Good
ex-, exo-, extra, Out of, Away from, Outside
hemi-. semi- Half
hyper-, poly- Above normal, Excessive
hypo-, sub- Below normal, Below, Underneath, Inferior
inter- Between
intra- Within
iso- Same
mal- Bad, Not adequate
megalo-, mega-, macro- Large, Big
micro- Small, Tiny
mono- One
multi-, pluri- Many
oligo- Few, Scanty, Sparse
pan- All
peri- Around
post- After, Following
quadra-, quadri- Four
re- Again, Backward
super-, supra, Above, Superior, More
tachy- Fast, Abnormally fast
ultra- Beyond
uni- One, Single
Suffixes Suffixes
-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ia, -ic, -ory, -ous, -tic Pertaining to, Condition of
-ad Toward
-algia, -dynia Pain
-ase Enzyme
-asthenia Weakness
-blast Baby, Immature
-cele Hernia, Abnormal Protrusion
-cide, -cidal Killing, Destroy
-crine To secrete
-cyte cell
-derma skin
-ectasia, -ectasis stretching, dilating
-ectomy surgical removal
-edema swelling, fluid accumulation
-ema, -iasis, -ism, -lepsy, -osis condition, abnormal condition
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood
-esthesia sensation, feeling
-gen, -genesis, -genic producing, production, production of, formation
-globin, -globulin protein
-gram recording
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-kinesia, -kinesis movement
-logist one who studies
-logy the study of
-lysis, -lytic destruction
-malacia softening
-mania, -manic abnormal preoccupation or obsession
-megaly enlargment
-meter, -metry measuring device, processing of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-ose sugar
-ostomy formation of a new opening
-para, -parous bearing, producing child
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical fixation
-phage,-phagy, -phagia to eat or digest
-phasia speaking
-phil, -philia to love
-phobia abnormal fear
--phonia sound
-phrenia, -phrenic mind, diaphragm
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia -plegic paralysis
-pnea breath or breathing
-poiesis formation
-ptosis sagging or drooping
-rrhage -rrhagia heavy discharge
-rrhaphy suturing
-rrhea discharge flowing
-rrhexis rupture
-scope -scopy instrument process of using the instrument
-somnia Sleep
-stasis Stopping
-stenosis Narrowing
-stomy Opening
-tome Instrument used for cutting
-tomy The process of cutting
-trophic -trophy Nutrition
-uria Urine
-version Turning
Created by: Dhernandez95