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Prefix/Sufix MCC

MCC Paramedic Prefix/Sufix Terms

QuestionAnswer
a without, lacking, not
ab away from
-ac pertaining to
acou hear
acr(o) ends of a part
ad to, toward
aden gland
adip fat
agora of the market place
-al pertaining to
alb white
-alg pain
-algia pain
all different
ambi both
ana up, back, again,excessively
andr(o) male
angi(o) blood vessel
aniso different in size
ankyl(o) bent, crooked
ante before, forward
anti against
arterio artery
arthr(o) joint
-ase enzyme
asth short of breath, panting
asthenia weakness
-ate use, subject to
aud hear
aur ear, hear
aus hear
auto self
baro pressure
bi two, double
bio life
blast immature cell
bleph eye lid
brachi arm
brachy short
brady slow
bronch tracheal division
bucc cheek
burs sac
call thick skin
calca heel
can malignant tumor
caput head
capnia carbon dioxide
carbia carbon dioxide
carc cancer
card heart
cardio heart
carotid neck artery
carp wrist
caus burn
caut burn
-cele hernia
cent center
cent 1/100th
centesis puncture w/ needle
cephal head
cerebro brain
cerv neck
chol(e) bile
chondr cartilage
chrom color
chrono time
cide killing
cil hair-like
circum around
-cle small
cleid clavicle
co with, together
col colon
coll gelatin, neck
con with, together
cond knuckle
contra against, opposed
core pupil
cori skin
corp body
cost(o) rib
cryo cold
crypto hidden
cubitus elbow
-cule small
cuss shake
cutaneous skin
-cyte cell
cyan(o) blue
cyc circle
cyst(o) bladder, sac
de down, from
dent tooth
derm skin
dextro right
di two, twice, double
dia through, completely
dis apart
dorsi posterior
dromo running
duct guide, tubular path
dynia pain
dys with pain or difficulty
ecto out from
ectomy surgical removal
edem swelling
ego (Gr) goat, (L) self
electr(o) electricity
em in
emesis vomit
-emia in the blood
encephal(o) brain
endo within
enter intestine
ep(i) on top of
erythr(o) red
-esth sensation
eti cause
eu normal
ex out of
facil easy
febr fever
fibr fibers
flex bend
foramen opening
fract break
gastr(o) stomach
gen become, produce
genic causing, forming
gest carry, produce
gloss tongue
gly glucose
gluco glucose
-gnosis knowledge
gon become, produce
-gram written, recording
-graph written, recording
gyn women
gynec women
hem(a) blood
hemi half
hepat(o) liver
heter(o) different
histo tissue
homo same
hydro water
hygro moisture
hyper excessive
hypo deficient
hyster(o) uterus
iatr(o) physician
ictal sudden attack, Sx
icter jaundice
idio personal, strange
in not
-ine usually a vasoconstrictor
infra below
ingui groin
ino fiber
inter between
intra within
ipsi same
ism condition of
iso equal
-itis inflammation
kinesis motion
kinetic motion
later side
lact (o) milk
leuk(o) white
lev(o) left
lith(o) stone
ling tongue
-lysis destroying
lytic destruction
macro large
mal bad
meatus external opening
med middle
mega large
mel limb
melan black
men monthly
mening lining of brain & spinal cord
meta after, beyond, change
meter measure
micro small
milli 1/1000 th
mime copy
morb disease
morph shape
mono one
myco fungus
myel spinal cord, marrow
my(o) muscle
nas(o) nose
neo new
nephr(o) kidney
neur(o) nerve
noct night
nomen name
nomin name
occipit back of head
ocul eye
odon tooth
oid likeness, resembles
olig(o) little
-ology science of
-olol generally a beta blocker
-oma tumor
onc(o) cancer, tumor
oo egg
oophor ovary
ophthal eye
orch testes
ortho straight
-osis condition of
os mouth
oste(o) bone
-ostomy created opening
ot(o) ear
ov related to ovary or egg
oxia oxygen
oxy oxygen
para next to, by the side of
pari bear offspring
parie wall
part bear
path(o) disease
ped child, foot
per through
peri around
percuss strike through
penia deficiency
phago eat
phall(o) penis
-phasia speech
pheo dusky color
philia loves
philic loves
phleb(o) vein
-phobia fear
-phono voice, sound
photo light
phylaxis protection
pino to drink
plasia to form substance (tissue)
plastic substance (formed tissue)
-plasty repair of, tying of
-plegia paralysis
pleur(o) lung cavity membrane
-pnea breathing
pneum(o) air, lung
pod foot
poikelo varied
poly many
post after, behind
prand meal
-pril generally an ACEI
pro before, in front of
proct rectum
pseud(o) false
psych(o) mind
ptosis falling down
pty cough out
pulm(o) lung
pur pus
py(o) pus
pyel renal pelvis
pyr(o) fever
quad four
quar four
quat four
radius rod
ren kidney
reticulum network
retro backward
rhin(o) nose
-rhythmia rhythm
-rrhea flowing
-rrhage excessive flow
-rrhagia burst forth
-rrhaphy suture repair
rub red
salpin tube
sang blood
sarco flesh
scler hard
-scope instrument to examine
-scopy exam with instrument
sebum fat
sect cut
semi half
sept wall
sinister left, bad
sinus cavity, or cycle
somat(o) body (coming from the body)
somn(e) sleep
sonic sound
spir coil
stasis stopping
stat stop
-static stopping
stature height
status condition
steno narrowing
stern(o) sternum (breastbone)
stoma mouth, opening
-stomy surgical opening
sub under
sulc groove
super above
supra above
sym with, together
tachy fast
tact touch
talu ankle
-taxia order, arrangement of
tel distance
thermia relating to temperature
thorac(o) chest
thromb(o) clot
toc (o) uterine contraction
tome cut
-tomy cutting, incision
toxic damaging
trans across
tri three
trich hair
-trophia nourishment
tropic influence
tuss cough
uni one
uria urine
varic dilated vein
vagin vagina
vaso vessel
ventr front, anterior
venter abd, belly
viscer(o) viscera (Loops of bowel)
vitro glass
vivo life
xen(o) foreign
xer(o) dry
Zoo non-human animal
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