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Beginning Packet, Prefix(s), Root Words and Suffix(s)

hyperplasia
hyper/plasia

excessive formation or growth

hemiparesis
hem/i/paresis

half partial paralysis

gastritis
gastr/itis

inflammation of the stomach

hemo
hem/o/

blood

thyrotoxic
thyr/o/toxic

poisoning of the thyroid

chondr

cartilage

meter

instrument of measuring

hyper

excessive

-dia

through

carcinogen
carcin/o/gen

cancer forming, producing, origin

-rrhea

discharge, flow

hypothermia
hypo/therm/ia

condition of low (lack of) heat

thermometer
therm/o/meter

instrument for measuring heat

macro

large

-philia

attraction for

lip
lip/o/

fat

sclerosis
scler/o/sis

abnormal condition of hardening

-scopy

visual examination of

atrophy
a/trophy

without development, nourishment

pelvi
pelv/i/

pelvis

-logy

the study of

cardiogram
cardi/o/gram

to record, a writing of the heart

cephalalgia
chephal/algia

pain in the head; headache

-iasis

abnormal condition
(produced by something specified)

-centesis

puncture of

hyperthemia
hyper/therm/ia

condition of excessive heat

proctoscopy
proct/o/scopy

visual examination of the anus, rectum

-emia

blood

-oid

resembling something

-stenosis

narrowing, stricture of

colon

colon

enter

intestine

osteo
oste/o/

bone

dermat
dermat/o/

skin

colonoscopy
colon/o/scopy

visual examination of the colon

arthro
arthr/o/

joint

diarrhea
dia/rrhea

discharge, flow through

aphasia
a/phasia

without speech

lipoid
lip/oid

resembling fat

gastro
gastr/o/

stomach

claustrophobia
claustr/o/phobia

fear of confined places

scler

hardening of

hystero
hyster/o/

uterus

thorac
thorac/o/

chest

micro

small

-metry

the act of measuring

arterio
arteri/o/

artery

-gram

to record, a writing

phlebotomy
phleb/o/tomy

incision of the vein

-phasia

speech

osteochondritis
oste/o/chrod/ritis

inflammation of the bone and cartilage

procto
proct/o/

anus, rectum

microcardia
micro/card/ia

condition of a small heart

phlebo
phleb/o/

vein

-oma

tumor

-tomy

incision

osteoarthritis
oste/o/arthr/itis

inflammation of the bone and joint

mastectomy
mast/ectomy

excision of the breast

cholelithiasis
cole/lith/iasis

abnormal condition pertaining to the gall stone

dysphagia
dys/phagia

difficult or painful eating or swallowing

osteogenesis

oste/o/genesis
bone forming, producing, origin

cephel

head

aden

gland

-rrhexis

rupture of

thoracotomy
thorac/o/tomy

incision of the chest

hemiplegia
hem/i/plegia

half paralysis

-itis

inflammation of

psycho
psych/o/

mind

hemostasis
hem/o/stasis

standing still of the blood

-algia

pain

gastritis
gastr/itis

inflammation of the stomach

gastromegaly
gastr/o/megaly

enlargement of the stomach

dys

difficult or painful

therm

heat

blepharospasm
blephar/o/spasm

involuntary twitching of the eyelid

macroglossia
macro/gloss/ia

condition of a large tongue

-ectomy

excision of

-megaly

enlargement of

cardio
cardi/o/

heart

adenoma
aden/oma

gland tumor

hysteroptosis
hyster/o/ptosis

prolapsed uterus

-genesis

forming, producing, origin

erythro
erythr/o/

red

-ia

condition of

-graph

instrument for recording

gastroscope
gastr/o/scope

instrument to view or examine the stomach

-plegia

paralysis

-phagia

eating, swallowing

osteomalacia
oste/o/malacia

softening of the bone

mast

breast (mast or mass)

gloss

tongue

cholelith
chol/e/lith

gall stone

-toxic

poison

hemophilia
hem/o/philia

attraction for blood "vampire"

nephro
nephr/o/

kidney

arthrocentesis
arthr/o/centesis

the puncture of a joint

-osis

abnormal condition (increased)

hemopoiesis
hem/o/poiesis

formation, production of blood

menorrhagia
men/o/rrhagia

excessive menses

hepatomegaly
hepat/o/megaly

enlargement of the liver

leuk

white

osteotome
oste/o/tome

instrument to cut bone

colostomy
colo/stomy

forming an opening in the colon

litho
lith/o/

stone, calculus

leukopenia
leuk/o/penia

decrease, deficiency of white (cell)

-spasm

involuntary contraction, twitching

-ptosis

prolapsed, downward displacement

pelvimetry
pelv/i/metry

the act of measuring the pelvis

dermatologist
dermat/o/logist

specialist in the study of skin

-stomy

to form an opening (mouth)

append

appendix

-tomy

incision, cut into

-tome

instrument to cut

-stasis

standing still

dermatosis
dermat/osis

abnormal condition of increased skin
(used primarily with blood cells)

gastroenteritis
gastr/o/enter/itis

inflammation of the stomach and intestines

mening

meninges

encephalo
encephel/o/

brain

-plasia

formation or growth of

carcino
carcin/o/

cancer

hyperemesis
hyper/emesis

excessive vomiting

angio
angi/o/

vessel

bronchiectasis
brinchi/ectasis

dilation of, expansion of bronchus

neuropathy
neur/o/pathy

nerve disease

gastrodynia
gastr/o/dynia

stomach pain

hepatocele
hepat/o/cele

hernia, swelling of the liver

-para

to bear (offspring)

biologist

specialist in the study of life

leukemia
leuk/emia

white blood

-penia

decrease, deficiency of

-rrhage
-rrhagia

bursting forth, excessive

blepharo
blephar/o/

eyelid

bronchi

bronchus

hepato
hepat/o/

liver

appendectomy
append/ectomy

removal or excision of the appendix

-tripsy

crushing of

multi

many, much

-phobia

fear of

enterolysis
enter/o/lysis

separation, destruction of, loosening of the intestine

enchephalomeningistis
encephal/o/mening/itis

inflammation of the brain and meninges

-dynia

pain

-cele

hernia. swelling

-poiesis

formation, production of

lithotripsy
lith/o/tripsy

crushing of a stone, calculus

angiorrhexis
angi/o/rrhexis

rupture of a vessel

cardiograph
cardi/o/graph

instrument for recording the heart

myo

muscle

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