Medical Word Roots:Prefixes, Suffixes, and combining forms

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a-, an-

absence, lack

ab-

departing from; away from

acou-

hearing

acr-, acro-

extreme, extremity

ad-

to, toward

aden-, adeno-

gland

af-

toward

alb-

white

amphi-

on both sides; of both kinds

ana-

apart, up, again

angi-

vessel

ant-, anti-

opposed to; preventing, inhibiting

ante-

preceding; before

ap-, api

tip, extremity

append-

hang

aqua-, aque

water

areola-

open space

arthr-, arthro-

joint

artic-

joint, points of connection

atri-

vestibule

aut-, auto-

self

ax-, axi, axo-

axis, axle

azyg-

unpaired

basal

base

blast-

bud, germ

brachi-

arm

brev-

short

broncho-

bronchus

bucco-

cheek

caput-

head

carcin-

cancer

cardi-, cardio-

heart

carneo-

flesh

caud-

tail

cele-

abdominal

cephal-

head

cerebro-

brain, especially the cerebrum; pertaining to the brain and spinal cord

cervic, cervix

neck

chondr-

cartilage

cili-

small hair

circum-

around

clavic-

key

co-, con-

together

coel-

hollow

commis-

united

contra-

against

corn-, cornu-

horn

corona

crown

corp-

body

cort-

bark, outer layer

crani-

skull

crypt-

hidden

cubit

the elbow

cusp-

pointed

cyst-

sac, bladder

de-

undoing, reversal, loss, removal

decid-

falling off

delta

triangular

den-, dent-

tooth

dendr-

tree, branch

derm-

skin

di-

twice, double

dia-

through, between

dors-

the back

duc-, duct

lead, draw

dura-

hard

dys-

difficult, faulty, painful

ec-, ex-, ecto-

out, outside, away from

en-, em-

in, inside

endo-

within, inner

entero-

intestine

epi-

over, above

erythr-

red

exo-

outside, outer layer

extra-

outside, beyond

extrins-

from the outside

fasci-, fascia-

bundle

fenestra-

window

fontan-

fountain

foram-

opening

foss-

ditch

gangli-

swelling or knot

gastr-

stomach

germin-

grow

glosso-

tongue

glute-

buttock

gon-, gono-

seed, offspring

hema-, hemato-, hemo-

blood

hemi-

half

hepat-

liver

hetero-

different, other

hist-

tissue

holo-

whole

hom-, homo-

same

hyal-

clear

hydr-, hydro-

water

hyper-

excess

hypno-

sleep

hyster-, hystero-

uterus

ile-

intestine

infra-

below

inter-

between

intra-

within

ipsi-

same

iso-

equal, same

jugul-

throat

kera-

horn

labi-, labri-

lip

lact-

milk

lacun-

space, cavity, lake

lamell-

small plate

lamina

layer, sheet

later-

side

leuko-

white

lingua-

tongue

lip-, lipo-

fat, lipid

luci-

clear

lumen

light, center of hollow structure

lut-

yellow

lymph

water

macro-

large

magn-

large

mal-

bad, abnormal

mamm-

breast

mast-

breast

medi-

middle

medull-

marrow, middle

mega-

large

meningo-

membrane

meso-

middle

meta-

beyond, between, transition

metro-

uterus

micro-

small

mito-

thread, filament

mono-

single

morpho-

form

multi-

many

myelo-

spinal cord, marrow

myo-

muscle

narco-

numbness

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