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Medical Termnology

Roots Prefixes and Suffixes

arthro joint
cardio heart
cephalo head
cerebro brain
cost rib
cranio skull
cyst bladder
cyto cell
derma skin
entero intestine
gastro stomach
geront old age, elderly
hema blood
hepato liver
lipo fat
myo muscle
nephro, reno kidney
rhino nose
neuro nerve
ophthal, oculo eye
osteo bone
oto ear
pneumo lung
thoraco chest
ven, phlebo vein
a-, an- without, not
auto- self
bi- two, double
brady- slow
dys- bad, diffult, painful
hemi- half
hyper- above, excessive
hypo- less than under
inter- between
intra- within
multi- many
peri- around
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front
quad- four
retro behind, backward
semi- half
sub- under, below
tachy- fast, rapid
-ac, -al, -eal, -ic pertaining to
-algia pain
-ectomy removal of
-emia blood
-gram record
-graph instrument to record
-ism condition
-itis inflammation of
-lithiasis presence of stones
-ology study of
-ologist specialist
-megaly enlargement
Created by: deaurian1