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CCE Suffix/Prefix


um makes noun ending of root word
osis abnormal condition
ology study of
ologist specialist
-algia pain / suffering
-dynia pain
-itis inflammation/infection
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-necrosis death of tissue
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid for diagnostic purposes or to remove excess fluid
-ectomy surgical removal
-graphy -process of recording or picturing
-gram record or picture
-plasty surgical repair
-scopy visual examination
-otomy cutting into/surgical incision
-ostomy surgically create an artificial opening
-rrhage and -rrhagia bursting forth as in abnormal excessive discharge or bleeding
-rrhaphy means to suture or stitch
-rrhea abnormal flow or discharge (refers to abnormal flow of most body fluids)
-rrhexis rupture
pre- before
peri- surrounding
post- after
ab- away from
ad- toward
dys- painful, bad, difficult
hyper- excessive or increased
inter- between or among
sub- under, less or below
eu- good or normal
hypo- deficient or decreased
intra- within or inside
supra- above or excessive
Created by: hicksp