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Prefixes & Suffixes

Medical Terminology Intro CH 1

two word elements refer to the color WHITE leuko, albin
word elements refer to the color RED erythr, rube
MICROGRAM one thousandth of a milligram
ab- prefix for away from
ad- prefix for toward
ana- prefix for up
ante- prefix for before
cata- prefix for down
two prefixes that mean around circum- peri-
endo- prefix for within
epi- prefix for upon, above
ex- prefix for out, away from
extra- prefix for outside, beyond
cac- prefix for bad
hypo- prefix for below, deficient
infra- prefix for below
inter- prefix for between
intra- prefix for within
meso- prefix for middle
para- prefix for beside
retro- prefix for backward
sub- prefix for below
supra- prefix for above, beyond
two prefixes that mean double prefix for bi- and dipl-
ambi- prefix for both
bi- prefix for two, double
centi- prefix for a hundred
deca- prefix for ten
dipl- prefix for double
di(s)- prefix for two
milli- prefix for one thousandth
multi- prefix for many, much
nulli- prefix for none
poly- prefix for many
primi- prefix for first
quadri- prefix for four
quint- prefix for five
two prefixes that mean half semi- hemi-
tetra- prefix for four
tri- prefix for three
uni- prefix for one
two prefixes that mean without, lack of a- an-
two prefixes that mean against anti- contra-
auto- prefix for self
brachy- prefix for short
brady- prefix for slow
two prefixes for bad cac- mal-
dia- prefix for through
dys- prefix for bad, difficult
eu- prefix for good, normal
hetero- prefix for different
homeo- prefix for similar, same
mega- prefix for large, great
micro- prefix for small
oligo- prefix for scanty, little
pan- prefix for all
pseudo- prefix for false
sym-, syn- 2 prefixes for together
2 suffixes that mean pain -algia -dynia
-algia suffix for pain
-dynia suffix for pain
-cele suffix for hernia, tumor, swelling
-emesis suffix for vomiting
-itis suffix for inflammation
-lith suffix for stone
-lysis suffix for destruction, separation
-malacia suffix for softening
-megaly suffix for enlargement, large
-oid suffix for resemble
-oma suffix for tumor
-osis suffix for condition of
-pathy suffix for disease
-penia suffix for deficiency
-plegia suffix for paralysis, stroke
-ptosis suffix for drooping
-ptysis suffix for spitting
-rrhage suffix for bursting forth
-rrhagia suffix for bursting forth
-rrhea suffix for flow, discharge
-rrhexis suffix for rupture
-centesis suffix for surgical puncture
-desis suffix for binding
-ectomy suffix for surgical excision
-gram suffix for a weight, mark, or record
-graph suffix for to write, record
-meter suffix for measure
-opsy suffix for to view
-pexy suffix for surgical fixation
-plasty suffix for surgical repair
-rrhaphy suffix for suture
-scope suffix for instrument
-scopy suffix for to view
-stasis suffix for control, stopping
-stomy suffix for new opening
-tome suffix for instrument to cut
-tomy suffix for incision
-blast suffix for immature cell, germ cell
-cyte suffix for cell
-phasia suffix for to speak
-philia suffix for attraction
-phraxis suffix for to obstruct
-physis suffix for growth
-plasia suffix for formation, produce
-pnea suffix for breathing
-poiesis suffix for formation
-trophy suffix for nourishment, development
-uria suffix for urine
cac- prefix for BAD
-hexia suffix for CONDITION OF
Created by: rhyannong