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prefixes

TermDefinition
bas/o basic, alkaline
eosin/o,erythr/o red
granul/o granule
agranul/o without granules
hemat/o, hem/o pertaining to blood
morph/o shape
neutr/o neutral
phag/o swallow, eat
poikil/o varied,irregular
thromb/o clot
-globin protein
-penia decrease, deficiency, lack of
-phil to love, attraction for
-phoresis borne,carried
-stasis standing still, stopping , controlling
-blast embryonic, primitive
-ase enzyme
-ectomy excision, removal
-emia blood
-itis inflammation
-logy study of
-lysis breakdown
-ole small, little, minute
-oma tumor
-ose sugar
-osis abnormal condition, increase
-pathy disease
-rrhage burst forth
-rrhea discharge, flow
-tomy incision, cut into
a-.an without
aer/o air
anis/o unequal
ante, pre before, in front of
anti against
cirrh/o yellow
cyto cell
ecto outside
epi- upon, over, in addition to
extra- outside
hist/o tissue
inter between
intra in, within
iso equal, same
leuc/o, leuk/o white
post after, behind
tox/i, tox/o poison
trans- through, across
per throughout completely
bi, di two
diplo double
hyper too much, high
hypo low , under
macro large.long
micro small, little
mono one
multi many,much
poly many, much
primi first
quad four
semi- half,partial
tri three
uni one
-al duodenal
-an ovarian
-ar ventricular
-ary pulmonary
-eal esophageal
-ic gastric
-ical neurological
-ous intravenous
vas/o combining form meaning vessel
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
cutane/o , derm/o, dermat/o skin
oste/o bone
my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow or spinal cord
cost/o rib
brachi/o arm
immun/o -safe/protected
pulmon/o lung
pleur/o pleura
pheunm/o combining form lung or air
trache/a , trache/o tube extending from the larynx to the bronichi
esophagi/o esophagus
gastr/o stomache
enter/o small intestine
duoden/o duodenum
col/o large intestine
rect/o rectum
an/o anus
hepta/o liver
cholecyst/o gallblader
bil/i bile
pancreat/o pancreas
cirrh/o yellow
-crine to secrete
-lasis abnormal condition, formation of
-phagia eating,ingesting,swallowing
-prandial pertaining to a meal
nephr/o, ren/o kidney
ureter/o ureter
cyst/o bladder
urethr/o urethra
nephr/o nephron
ur/o,-uria urine
gynec/o woman,female
hyster/o uterus, womb
men/o menses,menstruation
-gravida pregnancy
-partum childbirth
mast/o,mamm/o breast
pen/o penis
spermat/o sperm
vas/o vessel or duct
pancreat/o pancreas
gluc/o,glucose/o ,glyc/o glucose
cerebr/o cerebrum
mening/o meninges
Created by: Chuchumi