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Wor-Wic/MT Lessn 6-8

Wor-Wic Medical Prefixes and Suffixes

a/, an/ without
ab/ away from
ad/ toward
/algia/ pain
/ante/ before; wall part
anti/ against
bi/ two
/brady/ slow
circum/ around
/co/, /con/ together
/de/ down or away from
/desis/ binding; fixation of
/dia/ through
dys/ difficult; abnormal
ecto/ outside
/ectomy/ excision, removal
endo/ within
epi/ outer, on top of, over
exo/ away from
/extra/ outside, beyond
ferro/ iron
/fore/ before
/form/ shape of
/graphy/ writing, record of
hemi/ half
hydra/, hydro/ water
hyper/ above
hypo/ below
/iasis condition of
/iatric medicine
/ic pertaining to
inter/ between
intra/ within
/isis, /asis condition of
/itis inflammation of
juxta/ near
/kinesis/ movement
kypho/ humped
/logia, /logy science of
/lysis disintegration
macro/ large, long
/malacia/ softening
/med/, /medi/, /medio/ middle
/mega/, /megaly/ enlargement
micro/ small
mono/ single
multi/ many
neo/ new
ob/ against
/oid like, shape; resemble
/oligo/ few
/ology study of
/oma tumor
/osis condition
/otomy incision
/pachy/ thick
para/ near; departure from norm
/path/ disease
/penia deficiency
peri/ around
/pexy fixation, suspension
/phobia fear of
/phoresis transmission
/plasty plastic surgical correction
/plegia paralysis; stroke
/poly/ many
/post/ after
pre/ before
pro/ in front of; on behalf of)
pseudo/ false
/ptosis falling
re/ back, again
retro/ backward
/rrhaphy suture
/rhexis rupture
/scopy exam
semi/ half
sphygmo/ pulse
sub/ below
super/, /supra/ above
/sym/, /syn/ together
tachy/ swift, fast
tele/ distance
/toxo/ toxic, poison
trans/ across
tri/ three
ultra/ above
uni/ one
/xeno foreign
/xero dry