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medical terminlogy

prefixes & suffixes

prefixe/suffixedefinition
bi/o life
append pretaining to limbs
aden/o gland
arthr/o joint
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o brain
cis/o cut
crin/o secrete
cyt/o cell
derm/o skin
electr/o electrical
encephal/o brain
enter/o sm. intestine
erythr/o red
gastr/o stomach
gen/o produce, begin
gynec/o woman, female
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
leuk/o white
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
physi/o nature
rhin/o nose
thromb/o clot
tom/o cut
ur/o urine
algia pain
ectomy surg. removal
emia blood condition
gram record
ist speacilist
itis inflamation
oma tumor
opsy to veiw
osis abn. condition
tome instrument to cut
dia through
endo within
epi above
ex out
hyper above, excessive
hypo below, insufficient
re back
retro back, behind
peri surrounding
pro before
trans across
logy study of
ic pretaining to
ac pretaining to
al pretaining to
ia pretaining to
abdomin/o abdomen
angi/o vessel
cervic/o neck
hepat/o liver
lapar/o abdom, wall
phag/o eat, swallow
ren/o kidney
crit to separate
lysis to breakdown
osis abnorm. condition
plasia growth, formation
penia decreased number
stasis control,stop
inter between
intra within
per through
post after
hist/o tissue
dors/o back
my/o muscle
dist/o far
later/o side
chir/o hand
trophy nourishment/developement
ptosis sagging
thorac/o chest
morph/o structure
orrhea flow, discharge
hyster/o uterus
pnea breathing
a without
dys difficult
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cerebr/o cerebrum (part of brain)
encephal/o brain
cephal/o head
neur/o nerve
myel/o spinal cord
phelb/o vein
arteri/o artery
cost/o rib
chondr/o cartilage
thorac/o chest
Created by: wawawanopc