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prefixes/suffixes

Prefixes/suffixes term and meaning

TermDefinition
a-, an- without
ante-, pre-, pro before
anti-, contra- against
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
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-, marco 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
-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, destroying
-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 enlargement
-meter, -merty measuring device, process of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-ose sugar
-ostomy formation of a new opening
-para, -parous bearing, producing a 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
-rraphy suturing
-rrhea discharge, flowing
-rrhexis rupture
-scope, -scopy instrument, process of using the instrument
-somnia sleep
-stasis stropping
-stenosis narrowing
-stomy opening
-tome instrument used for cutting
-tomy the process
-trophic, -trophy nutrition
-uria urine
-version turning
Created by: AngelRR