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prefixes

TermDefinition
-blast embryonic, immature
-crine to secrete
-drome to run
-fusion coming together, to pour
-gen substance that produces
-lapse to slide, fall, sag
-lysis breakdown, destruction, separation
-meter to measure
-mission to send
-or one who
-oxia oxygen
-partum birth, labour
-phoria to bear, carry, feeling, mental state
-physis to grow
-plasia development, formation, growth
-plasm structure, formation
-pnea breathing
-ptosis falling, drooping, prolapse
-rrhea flow, discharge
-stasis stopping, controlling
-trophy development, nourishment
a- an- no, not, without
ab- away from
ad- towards
ana- up, apart
ante- before, forward
anti- against
auto- self, own
bi- two
brady- slow
cata- down
con- with, together
contra- against, opposite
de- down, lack of
dia- through, complete
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
ec- out, outside
endo- in, within
epi- upon, on, above
eu- good , normal
ex- out, outside
hemi- half
hyper- excessive, above
hypo- deficient, under
in- not, into, within
infra- beneath, under
inter- between
intra- in, within, into
macro- large
mal- bad
meta- beyond, change
micro- small
neo- new
pan- all
para- abnormal, beside, near
per- through
peri- surrounding
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front of
pro- before, forward
pros- before, forward
re- back, again
retro- behind, backwards
sub- under
supra- above, upper
syn- sym- together, with
tachy- fast
trans- complete, through, across
ultra- beyond, excess
uni- one
adrenal glands endocrine glands that secrete chemicals affecting the function of the body
antibiotic destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms
antigen a substance that stimulates the production of anti bodies
antibodies protein substances made in response to foreign antigens
autoimmune disease when the body makes antibodies against it's own good cells and tissue
congenital anomaly irregularity in a structure or organ
dialysis complete separation eg) a dialysis machine
ectopic pregnancy the embryo implants outside of the uterus
prolapse slides forward or downward
recombinant DNA the process of taking a gene from one organism and inserting it into the DNA of another
syndrome groups of signs or symptoms that commonly occur together and indicate a particular disease or condition
symbiosis two organisms living together in close association, either for mutual benefit or not
ultrasonography diagnostic technique using ultrasound waves to produce an image or photograph
polymerase chain reaction PCR method of producing multiple copies of a single gene, which is an important tool in recombinant DNA technology
carp/o wrist bone
cis/o to cut
cost/o rib
cutane/o skin
dactyl/o fingers, toes
duct/o to lead, carry
flex/o to bend
gloss/o tongue
glyc/o sugar
immun/o protection
morph/o shape, form
mort/o death
nat/i birth
norm/o rule, order
ox/o oxygen
pub/o pubis (pubic bone), anterior portion of the pelvic or hipbone
seps/o infection
somn/o sleep
son/o sound
the/o to put place
thel/o theli/o nipple
thyr/o thyroid gland
top/o place, position, location
tox/o poison
trache/o windpipe, trachea
urethr/o urethra
Created by: ShellyBee