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Comp 13 Appendix A

Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots

TermDefinition
ante- Before; Forward
anti- Against
brady- Slow
ect- Outside; out
Endo- Within
Hyper- Above; excessive
Hypo- Below; deficient
micro- Small
multi- Many
peri- Around; surrounding
post- after
pre- before, in front
retro- behind, backward, upward
semi- half
sub- below; under
super- above; over; excess
supra- above; on top of
tachy- fast
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-cytosis condition of cells
-ectomy surgical removal; excision
-emesis vomit
-emia blood
-itis inflammation
-oma tumor
-ostomy creation of an opening
-pathy disease
-phagia eating; swallowing
-plasty surgical repair
-pnea breathing
angi(o) vessel
arthr(o) joint
audi(o) ear
bronchiol(o) bronchiole
carcin(o) cancer
cardi(o) heart
cephal(o) head
cerebr(o) brain
coagul(o) clotting
conjuctiv(o) conjuntiva
cry(o) cold
cyst(o) bladder; sac
gastr(o) stomach
hepat(o) liver
lith(o) stone
mening(o), meningi(o) meninges (membrane)
muc(o) mucus
my(o) muscle
myel(o) bone marrow
nas(o) nose
neur(o) nerve
oste(o) bone
phleb(o) vein
pil(o) hair
pneum(o) lungs; air
Neuralgia nerve pain
Bradycardia Slow heart rate
Myocardium Heart muscle
Tachycardia Fast heart rate
Dyspnea Difficulty breathing
Rhinorrhea Runny nose
Arthralgia joint pain
Arthritis joint inflammation
Hyperglycemia High blood sugar
Hypokalemia Low blood potassium
Metastasis Spread of cancer cells from its point of origin
Anemia Low red blood cells, hemoglobin, or volume of packed red blood cells
Sublingual Under the tongue
Conjunctivitis Pink eye
Otitis Ear inflammation
Subcutaneous Below the skin
Created by: Guillermo M
 

 



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