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Medical terminology prefixes, suffixes

ab away from
ad toward
ana up
ante before
cata down
circum, peri around
endo within
epi upon, above
ex out, away from
extra outside, beyond
hyper above, excessive
hypo below, deficient
infra below
inter between
intra within
meso middle
para beside, alongside
retro backward
sub below, under
supra above, beyond
ambi both
bi two, double
centi a hundred
deca ten
dipl double
di(s) two, apart
milli on-thousandth
nulli none
poly many
primi first
quadri four
quint five
semi, hemi half
tetra four
tri three
uni one
anti, contra against
auto self
brachy short
brady slow
cac, mal bad
dia through
dys bad, difficult
eu good, normal
hetero different
homeo similar, same
hydro water
mega large, great
micro small
oligo scanty, little
pan all
pseudo false
sym, syn together
ate use, action
blast immature cell, germ cell
ectasis dilatation, dilation, distention
gen formation, produce
genesis formation, produce
genic formation, produce
gram weight, mark, record
ic pertaining to, chemical
ive nature of, quality of
lymph serum, clear fluid
lysis destruction, to separate
megaly enlargement, large
penia lack of, deficiency
plasm a thing formed, plasma
plegia stroke, paralysis
ptosis prolapse, drooping
rrhea flow, discharge
scopy to view, examine
spasm tension, spasm
stasis control, stopping
staxia dripping, trickling
trophy nourishment, development
y process, condition, pertaining to
algia, dynia pain
cele hernia, tumor, swelling
emesis vomiting
itis inflammation
lith stone
malacia softening
megaly enlargement, large
oid resemble
oma tumor
osis condition of
pathy disease
phobia fear
ptysis spitting
rrhage bursting forth
rrhagia bursting forth
rrhexis rupture
centesis surgical puncture
desis binding
extomy excision
graph to write, record
graphy recording
meter instrument to measure, measure
pexy surgical fixation
plasty surgical repair
rrhaphy suture
stomy new opening
tome instrument
tomy incision
cyte cell
ist one who specialize, agent
logy study of
phagia to eat
plasia formation, produce
phasia to speak
philia attraction
phraxis to obstruct
physis growth
pnea breathing
poiesis formation
therapy treatment
trophy nourishment, development
uria urine
Created by: Deirdre121