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chapter 4-prefixes

Medical Terminology

an- absence of, without
brady- slow
endo- within, in
eu- normal, good
poly- many, much
tahcy- fast, rapid
adenoid/o adenoids
alveol/o alveolus
atel/o imperfect, incomplete
bronch/o bronchus
bronchi/o bronchus
capn/o carbon dioxide
diaphragmat/o diaphragm
epiglott/o epiglottis
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
laryng/o larynx
lob/o lobe
muc/o mucus
nas/o nose
orth/o straight
ox/i oxygen
pharyng/o pharyn
phon/o sound, voice
phren/o diaphragm
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o lung, air
pneumon/o lung, air
pneumat/o lung
pulmon/o lung
radi/o x-rays, ionizing radiation
respir/o breath, breathing
rhin/o nose
sept/o septum
sinus/o sinus
somn/o sleep
son/o sound
spir/o breathe, breathing
thorac/o thorax, chest cavity
tom/o to cut, section, slice
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia, protrusion
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis stretching out, dilation, expansion
-emia in the blood
-gram the record, radiographic image
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording, radiographic imaging
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry measurement
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-pnea breathing
-ptysis spitting, coughing
-rrhagia rapid flow of blood, excessive bleeding
-scope instrument used for visual examination
-scopic pertaining to visual examination
-scopy process of visually examining, visual examination
-spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction, spasmodic contraction
-stenosis constriction, narrowing
-stomy creation of an artificial opening
-thorax chest, chest cavity
-tomy cut into, incision
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