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Medical terminology

Directional Sets

ab- away from
ad- toward, near
ambi- around, on both sides
amphi- around, on both sides
ana- upward, backward
ante- before, forward
anter/o front
anti- against
apo- away, separation
cata- down, downward
circum- around
contra- against, opposite
dextr/o right
dia- through, apart
dis- apart, seperate
ec, ecto- outside, out
en-, endo inside, within
epi- above,over,upon
eso- within
ex- out, away from
exo- outside of, outward
extra- outside
fore- before, in front of
hyper- above, excessive, beyond
hypo- under, deficient, below
infra- below, beneath
inter- between
intra- within
juxta- near
later/o side
levo- left
medi/o middle
meso- middle
para- alongside, near, beyond, abnormal
per- through, throughout
peri- around, surrounding
post- after, behind
poster/o behind, towards the back
pre- before, in front of
pro- before
proxim/o near
retro- behind, backward
sinistr/o left
sub- under, beneath
super- above, beyond
supra- above, beyond
tel/e distant, end
trans- across
-rrhagia, -rrhage excessive flow
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
rrhythm/o rhythm
-centesis surgical punture
-desis surgical fixation
-pexy fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-sect to cut
-stomy surgical opening
-tomy surgical incision
-tripsy to crush, break
arachn/o spider
acar/o mites
bacteri/o bacteria
-coccus berry-shaped bacterium
fung/i, fungus
myc/o fungus
parasit/o parasite
pedicul/o louse
scolec/o worm
verm/i worm
vir/o virus
Created by: Nachure18