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Medical Term Prefix

Prefix & Root

enter/o- small intestine
morph/o- form
nerve neur/o-
muscle my/o, muscul/o
tumor or mass onc/o
poison tox/o, toxic/o
heat therm/o
nourishment or development troph/o
sound son/o
narrow sten/o
exaggerated fear or sensitivity phob/o
eat or swallow phag/o
child or foot ped/o
disease path/o
speech phas/o
formation plas/o
air and lung pneum/o, pneumon/o
mind psych/o
pus py/o
hard scler/o
joint arthr/o
cancer carcin/o
head cephal/o
colon (large intertine) col/o, colon/o
tissue hist/o
woman gynec/o
origin or production gen/o
cell cyt/o
white leuk/o
water hydr/o
skin derm/o, dermat/o , cutane/o
kidney nephr/o, ren/o
fiber fibr/o
abdomen abdomin/o, lapar/o
mouth or/o
nose nas/o, rhin/o
death necr/o
straight, normal, or correct orth/o
sensation esthesi/o
stone lith/o
blue cyan/o
fat lip/o
black melan/o
to secrete crin/o
air or gas aer/o
gland aden/o
extremity acr/o
heart cardi/o
blood hem/o, hemat/o
liver hepat/o
esophagus esophag/o
stomach gastr/o
urine ur/o, urin/o
vessel angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o
slow brady-
two or both bi-
half hemi-, semi-
together or with con-, syn-, sym-
upon epi-
below or deficient hypo-
within en-, endo-, intra-
above or excessive super-, supra-
new neo-
below sub-, infra
against or opposed to anti-, contra-
above or excessive hyper-
many poly-, multi-
one mono- uni-
good or normal eu-
from, down, or not de-
beyond, after, or change meta-
small micro-
after or behind post-
away from ab-
painful, difficult, or faulty dys-
alongside of or abnormal para-
four quadri-
across or through dia-, trans-
without a-, an-
out or away e-, ec-, ex-
outside ecto-, exo-, extra-
to, toward, or near ad-
backward or behind retro-
around circum-, peri-
few or deficient oligo-
before ante-, pre-, pro-
again or back re-
three tri-
between inter-
middle meso-
large or long macro-
all pan-
beyond or excessive ultra-
fast tachy-
Created by: pasnyd7635