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Medical Terminology

Basic Prefixes and Suffixes

a, an without
ab away from
ad bring to
anti against
bi two
de breakdown
dis to undo
dys difficult or painful
endo within, innermost
ex out
hyper excessive, above
hypo deficient, below
peri surrounding, outer
pre before
post after, behind
sub under
super/ supra greater than, upper
infer/ infra less than, below
inter between
intra inside
ic, ac, um, al, us, ar pertaining to, belonging to
itis inflammation
emia blood (blood condition)
osis abnormal condition
otomy incision, cut into, tapping
ostomy creation of an artificial opening
ectomy surgical removal, excision
oid resembling
ology study of
oma tumor, lesion, collection
gram record (x-ray)
graphy recording
haphy suture, repair
rrhea flow
rhagia excessive flow, gushing
philia to love, be attracted to
phobia fear, repulsion
plasty surgical repair
scopy viewing
scope instrument used to view
megaly enlargement
pathy disease
logist specialist in the study of
lysis breakdown, separation
algia pain
cyte cell
hemi partial
Created by: Milene.Marques