FINALS: PREFIX, SUFFIX, ROOT WORDS

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ab-

away from

endo-, end-

within

hyper-

excessively, abnormally high, above

hypo-

under, below normal

intra-

within

pre-

before

post-

after

sub-

below, beneath

-al, -ic, -ous, -ar, -ion, -or, -um, -is, -tic, -ac, -ary, -eal, -ile, -an

pertaining to

-itis

inflammation

-logy

study of

-meter

measuring instrument

-pathy

disease

-scope

viewing instrument

-scopy

process of viewing

cardi/o, card/o

heart

gastr/o

stomach

hepat/o

liver

oste/o

bone

path/o

disease

epi-, ep-

upon, over, above, on top

hypo-

under, below normal

abdomin/o

abdomen, abdominal cavity

anteri/o, anter/o

front

branchi/o

arm

caud/o

tail

cephal/o

head

cervic/o

cervix, head

chondr/o, chondri/o, cartil/o

gristle, cartilage

chron/o

time

cran/o, crani/o

cranium, skull

dist/o

away

dors/o

back

eti/o

cause (of disease)

femor/o

thigh

gen/o

formation, cause, produce

glut/o

buttock

hom/o, home/o

sameness, unchanging

iatri/o, iatr/o

to heal

idi/o

person, self

ili/o

flank, hip, groin

infect/o

to enter, invade

inferi/o, infer/o

below

inguin/o

groin

later/o

side

lumb/o

loin, lower back

medi/o

middle

path/o

disease

pelv/o

pelvis, washbasin

physi/o

nature

posteri/o, poster/o

back

proxim/o

near

spin/o

spine, thorn

superi/o, super/o

above

thorac/o

chest, thorax

tom/o

to cut

umbilic/o

navel

ventr/o

front, belly

-ad

toward

-stasis

standing still

ana-

up, toward, apart

dys-

bad, abnormal, painful

meta-

after, change

aden/o

gland

carcin/o

cancer

chrom/o

color

cyt/o

cell

gen/o, gene/o

formation, cause, produce

hist/o

tissue

lei/o

smooth

lip/o

fat, lipid

lymph/o

clear water or fluid

melan/o

dark, black

my/o, myos/o

muscle

neur/o

sinew, cord, nerve, fascia

nucl/o, nucle/o

kernel, nucleus

onc/o

tumor

organ/o

tool

oste/o

bone

rhabd/o

rod

sarc/o

flesh, meat

thel/i

nipple

-elle

small

-gen

producing, formation, causing

- genesis

origin, cause

-genic

pertaining to producing, formation causing

-logy

study of

-logist

one who studies

-oid

resembling

-oma

abnormal swelling, tumor

-plasia

shape, formation

-plasm

something shaped

-sarcoma

malignant tumor

-sis

state of

-some

body

a-, an-

without, absence of

per-

through

par-, para-

near, alongside, departure from normal

abras/o

to rub away

aut/o

self

bi/o

life (prefix means two)

crypt/o

hidden

cutane/o, derm/o, dermat/o

skin

elast/o

change shape

eryth/o, erythr/o

red

fibr/o

fiber

heter/o

other

hidr/o

sweat

kerat/o

hard, horny tissue

lei/o

smooth

leuk/o

white

melan/o

dark, black

myc/o

fungus

necr/o

death

onych/o

nail

pachy/o

thick

pedicul/o

body louse

rhytid/o

wrinkle

sarc/o

flesh, meat

scler/o

thick, hard; sclera

seb/o

sebum, or oil

trich/o

hair

-ectomy

surgical excision, removal

-ia, -osis, -iasis

condition of

-ion

process

-ite

condition

-malacia

softening

-oma

abnormal swelling, tumor

-opsy

view of

-phagia

eating or swallowing

-plasty

surgical repair

-rrhea

excessive discharge of fluid

-tome

cutting instrument

brady-

slow

dia-

about, passing through

para-

near, alongside, departure from normal

peri-

around, about

poly-

many

quadri-

four

sym-, syn-

together, joined

ankyl/o

fused, not straight

burs/o

purse, sac, bursa

carp/o

wrist

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