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My Medical Terms 1

Prefix and Suffix

QuestionAnswer
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ive pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-ation a process, being or having
-ion action; condition
-lysis process of breaking down or destroying
-ia condition; state; thing
-ism process; disease from a specific cause
-itis inflammation of; infection of
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor; mass
-osis condition; abnormal condition; process
-pathy disease; suffering
-ectomy surgical excision
-gram a record or picture
-graphy process of recording
-metry process of measuring
-scope instrument used to examine
-scopy process of using an instrument to examine
-stomy surgically created opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy process of cutting or making an incision
-iatry medical treatment
-ist one who specializes in
-logy the study of
endo- innermost; within
epi- upon; above
inter- between
intra- within
peri- around
post- after; behind
pre- before; in front of
sub- below; underneath; less than
trans- across; through
bi- two
brady- slow
hemi- one half
hyper- above; more than normal
hypo- below; deficient
mono- one; single
poly- many; much
quadri- four
tachy- fast
tri- three
a- away from; without
an- without; not
anti- against
de- reversal of; without
dys- painful; difficult; abnormal
eu- normal; good
mal- bad; inadequate
re- again and again
abdomin/o- abdomen
append/o- appendix
arteri/o- artery
arthr/o- joint
bi/o- life; living organisms
card/i- heart
card/o- heart
cholecyst/o- gallbladder
col/o- colon
colon/o- colon
cost/o- rib
cutane/o- skin
derm/o- skin
digest/o- break down food; digest
enter/o- intestine
esthes/o- sensation; feeling
gastr/o- stomach
gemin/o- set or group
hem/o- blood
hepat/o- liver
hyster/o- uterus (womb)
intestin/o- intestine
lapar/o- abdomen
laryng/o- larynx (voice box)
later/o- side
mamm/o- breast
menstru/o- monthly discharge of blood
ment/o- mind
muscul/o- muscle
nas/o- nose
neur/o- nerve
nucle/o- nucleus
nutri/o- nourishment
pelv/o- pelvis
phag/o- eating; swallowing
pleg/o- paralysis
pneumon/o- lung; air
psych/o- mind
sperm/o- sperm
spir/o- breathe
tens/o- pressure
therap/o- therapy
thyroid/o- thyroid gland
tonsill/o- tonsil
trache/o- trachea
urin/o- urine; urinary system
uter/o- uterus (womb)
vagin/o- vagina
ven/o- vein
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ation a process; being or having
-ectomy surgical excision
-gram a record or picture
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition; state; thing
-iatry medical treatment
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ion action; condition
-ism process; disease from a specific cause
-ist one who specializes in
-itis inflammation of; infection of
-ive pertaining to
-logy the study of
-lysis process of breaking down or destroying
-megaly enlargement
-metry process of measuring
-oma tumor; mass
-osis condition; abnormal condition; process
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease; suffering
-scope instrument used to examine
-scopy process of using an instrument to examine
-stomy surgically created opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy process of cutting or making an incision
a- away from; without
an- without; not
anti- against
bi- two
brady- slow
de- reversal of; without
dys- painful; difficult; abnormal
endo- innermost; within
epi- upon; above
eu- normal; good
hemi- one half
hyper- above; more than normal
hypo- below; deficient
inter- between
intra- within
mal- bad; inadequate
mono- one; single
peri- around
poly- many; much
post- after; behind
pre- before; in front of
quadri- four
re- again and again
sub- below; underneath; less than
tachy- fast
trans- across; through
tri- three
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