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Vet Prefix/Suffixes

Prefixes and suffixes used to form common veterinary terms

Prefix or SuffixDefinition
AB- From, away
AD- to, near, toward
ANTE- Before
ANTI- Against
CIRCUM- Around
COUNTER- Against
CONTRA- Against
CO- With, together
CON- With, together
DIS- Apart from
EX- Out from
ECT- Outside
END- Within
EPI- Upon
HYPO- Under
INFRA- Under
IM- Not
IN- Not
INTER- Between
PERI- Around
POST- After
PRE- Before
PRO- Before
SUPER- Above
SUPRA- Above
SYM- With, together
SYN- With, together
TRANS- Through
UNI- One
MON- One
BI- Two
BIN- Two
DI- Two
TER- Three
TRI- Three
POLY- Many
MACR- Large
MEGA- Great
MICRO- Small
ABDOMIN/O- Abdomen
ACR/O- Extremity
ADREN/O- Gland
ANGI/O- Vessel
ARTHR/O- Joint
CARDI/O- Heart
CHONDR/O- Cartilage
CYST/O- Bladder
CYT/O- Cell
DENT/O- Tooth
DERM/O- Skin
DUODEN/O- Duodenum
GASTR/O- Stomach
HEPAT/O- Liver
LARYN/O- Larynx
MY/O- Muscle
NEPHR/O- Kidney
NEUR/O- Nerve
OSTE/O- Bone
OT/O- Ear
PATH/O- Disease
RHIN/O- Nose
THORAC/O- Thorax or chest
-AC Related to
-IOUS Related to
-IC Related to
-ISM Condition
-OSIS Condition
-TION Condition
-IST Agent
-OR Agent
-ER Agent
-ICIAN Agent
-CENTESIS To puncture
-ECTOMY To cut our or excise
-OSTOMY To cut into or form an opening
-OTOMY To cut into
-PEXY To fix or repair
-PLASTY To repair or reform
-(R)RHAPHY To suture (a seam)
-SCOPY To view
-EMIA Of the blood
-GRAM Writing
-ITIS Inflammation of
-OLOGY Study of
-PHOBIA Fear of
Created by: ahypnaro