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Suffixes and Prefixes

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-al   pertaining to  
-algia   pain  
-arche   beginning  
-ary   pertaining to  
-cele   hernia, swelling  
-centesis   surgical puncture  
-ception   conceiving  
-cide   killing  
-continence   to hold back  
-cyesis   pregnancy  
-ectasis   dilation, expansion  
-ectomy   excision  
-emia   blood condition  
-gen   forming, origin, producing  
-genesis   forming, origin, producing  
-grade   to go  
-gram   record, writing  
-gravida   pregnant woman  
-ia   condition  
-iasis   abnormal condition  
-ic   pertaining to  
-ician   specialist  
-icterus   jaundice  
-ism   condition  
-itis   inflammation  
-ization   process of  
-lith   stone, calculus  
-logist   specialist in the study of  
-lysis   separation, destruction, loosen  
-megaly   enlargement  
-oid   resembling  
-oma   tumor  
-osis   abnormal condition of  
-para   to bear (off spring)  
-pathy   disease  
-pexy   fixation  
-plasty   surgical repair  
-poiesis   formation, production  
-potence   power  
-ptosis   prolapse  
-rrhagia   bursting forth  
-rrhage   bursting forth  
-rrhaphy   suture  
-rrhea   discharge, flow  
-rrhexis   rupture  
-salpinx   tube  
-schisis   a splitting  
-scope   instrument for examination  
-scopy   visual examination  
-spadias   slit, fissure  
-stenosis   narrowing, stricture  
-therapy   treatment  
-tocia   childbirth, labour  
-tomy   incision  
-tripsy   crushing  
-uria   urine  
-version   turning  
a-,an-   without  
ante-   before, front  
brachy-   short  
circum-   around  
contra-   against, opposite  
dia-   through, pass  
dys-   bad, difficult, painful  
ec-   out, out from  
ecto-   outside,outward  
epi-   above, upon  
hypo-   below, under  
im-   not  
in-   in, not  
multi-   many, much  
neo-   new  
nulli-   none  
poly-   many  
post-   after,behind  
pre-   before, in front  
primi-   first  
pseudo-   false  
retro-   backward, behind  
tri-   three  
-cleisis   surgical closing  


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