Body Parts Prefixes & Suffixes

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a, an-

not or without

anti-

against,opposite

bio-

life, living, related to life or living

de-

of, from, down

sub-, hypo-, infra=

under, below,beneath

hyper-

above, more than normal, excessive

trans-

across, over

ex-

out of, away from

in-

to or toward the inside of

intra-

within, inside,between

-pathy

disease condition

-pepsia

digestion

-plasty

surgical repair

posterio-

back, behind, later

epi-

on, upon, above

inter-

between, among

brady-

slow

-tachy

fast

-megaly

Enlargement

-spasm

cramp, involuntary contraction of muscle

-rrhaphy

suture

-gram

a record

-emesis

vomitting

-edema

Swelling

-oid

like, resembling

-plasia

formation, growth, development

-rrhea

flow or discharge

-graph

instrument for recording

-tome

instrument to cut

-meter

Instrument used to measure

-scopy

PROCESS OF VISUALLY EXAMINING

-scope

instrument used for viewing

-centisis

surgical puncture

-dynia

pain, painful

-lyso

destruction, to breakdown, decompose

-malacia

abnormal softening

leuko-

white

morpho-

shape, form, structure

-penia

deficiency, decrease,lack of

kinesio

movement, motion

cele

hernia

trache

TRACHEA

proct

rectum

thorac /steth

chest

ur/ uria

urine

somat

body

hist/hister

tissue

laryng

larynx

pharyng

throat

enter

intestines

ortho

straight

arther

joint

vas

blood vessel

dactyl

DIGITS

encephal

brain

cephal

head

patell

kneecap

gingiv

gums

dent

tooth, teeth

ophthalm

eye, vision

hepat

liver, manufactures bile

nephr

kidney

cholecyst

gallbladder, storage are for bile

gastr

stomach

oophro

ovary

stomat

mouth

cardi

heart

teste

Testicles

bronch

LUNGs

aden
adenoid

gland

alb, leuko

white

andro-

male

anti

against

ante

before

apo

separation

arthro
arthritis

joint

carcin
carcinogenic

cancer

con
contagious

with, together

cryo
cryogenic

cold

de

take away

dys, dynia
dyphagia

bad; painful

erythro

red

gyneco
gynecology

genital tract in women

hemat, hemo, emia
hematology

blood

hepat
hepatic

liver

hist/ histerio
histology

tissue

laparo
laparitis

adbominal wall

lith
lithotomy

stone

mal

bad, poor

mast
mastectomy

breast

melan
melaoma

black

myelo
myelectomy

bone marrow, spinal cord

necro
necrosis

dead

neo
neonatal

new

onco
oncology

tumors

oma
melanoma

tumor

osteo

bone

pan
panoramic

all

path, pathy

disease, diseased condition,

phago
dysphagia

eating, swallowing

procto
proctologist

rectum

radio
radiology

x ray

prostat

prostate gland

retro

behing, backward

sta

slowed

therm
thermal

heat

trans
transverse

across, through

ac

pertaining to

centesis
amniocentesis

surgical puncture

gen
genetic

beginning

ion

process

phil

attraction

ology
biology

study of

lymphphatic

serum

morph

form

plasty
rhinoplasty

surgical repair

rrhage
hemorrhage

burst forth, hemorrhage

statis

stop, control

scope
microscope

instrument for visual examination

therapy
chemotherapy

treatment

tome

instrument used to cut

colp
colposcopy

vagina

erythrocyte

red blood cell

esthesia
anesthia

feeling

immun
immunization

safe, protected

pharmaco
pharmacology

drug

viscer
visceral

body organ

ectomy
histerectomy

surgical removal

broncho
bronchitis

bronchus/ lungs

antero-
anterior

front

itis
dermatitis

inflammation

osis

abnormal condition, condition, disease

axill

armpit

blephar

eyelid

brachy

ARM

bucc

CHEEK

calcane

HEEL BONE

carp

wrist

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