Prefix, Suffix, Root Words

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a- or an-

without

ab-

away from

ad-

toward, to

ante-

before

anti-

against

auto-

self

bi-

twice, double

brady-

slow

circum-

around

contra-

opposed, against

cyst-

bladder, sac

dys-

difficult

ex-

without, away from

hemato-

blood

hemi-

half

hydro-

water

hyper-

more, higher

hypo-

less, lower

intra-

within

inter-

between

leuko-

white

micro-

small

mega-

large

multi-

many

myo-

muscle

nephro-

kidney

para-

beside

peri-

around

pneumo-

lung

poly-

many

post-

after

pre-

before

pseudo-

false

pyro-

fever

quadra-

four

retro-

behind

semi-

half

sub-

under

super-

above

supra-

above

tachy-

fast

trans-

across

un-

against

ultra-

excess

vaso-

vessell

-algia

pain

-cele

tumor

-cide

killing

-cyte

cell

-desis

surgical fixation

-ectomy

surgical removal of

-emia

blood

-gene

origin

-gram

a tracing

-graphy

a writing

-iasis

condition

-litiasis

presence of stones

-lysis

disintegration of

-megaly

enlargement

-oscopy

look into with instrument

-otomy

to incise

-oma

tumor

-orrhaphy

surgical repair of

-osis

disease

-ostomy

to form an opening

-pexy

suspension of

-phobia

fear

-philia

affinity for

-plasty

reconstruction

-plegia

paralysis

-rrhea

excessive discharge

-scope

instrument of visual exam

-uria

urine

adeno

gland

arthro

joint

bucca

cheek

cardi

heart

chole

gallbladder

cranio

skull

cysto

cyst, sac

derma

skin

duodeno

duodenum

entero

intestine

gastro

stomach

glossa

tongue

hepato

liver

hystero

uterus

jejuno

jejunum

lith

stone

mast

breast

myo

muscle

nephro

kidney

neuro

nerve

oophor

ovary

ophthalmo

eye

orchi

testicle

os

opening

phlebo

vein

pneumo

lung

procto

rectum

psycho

mind

rhino

nose

salping

tube

skeleto

skeleton

thoraco

chest

vaso

vessel

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