Hematology and Immunology - prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes

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a-

away from, without

aden/o

gland

agglutin/o

clumping, sticking

aggreg/o

crowding together

-al

pertaining to

an-

without, not

angi/o

blood vessel; lymphatic vessel

anis/o

unequal

-ant

pertaining to

anti-

against

apher/o

withdrawal

-ar

pertaining to

-ase

enzyme

aspir/o

to breathe in, to suck in

-ate

composed of; pertaining to

-ated

pertaining to a condition; composed of

-atic

pertaining to

-ation

a process; being or having

attenu/o

weakened

auto-

self

bas/o

basic (alkaline)

bi/o

life; living organisms

-blast

immature cell

-body

structure or thing

calc/o

calcium

chrom/o

color

coagul/o

clotting

compromis/o

exposed to danger

cortic/o

cortex (outer region)

-crasia

a mixing

cyt/o

cell

defici/o

lacking, inadequate

different/o

being distinct, different

dissect/o

to cut apart

dissemin/o

widely scattered throughout the body

dys-

painful, difficult, abnormal

-ectomy

surgical excision

-ed

pertaining to

-edema

swelling

electr/o

electricity

embol/o

embolus (occluding plug)

-emia

condition of the blood, substance in the blood

-ency

condition of being

endo-

innermost

eosin/o

eosin (acidic red dye)

erythr/o

red

-esis

condition

excis/o

to cut out

ferrit/o

iron

ferr/o

iron

fibrin/o

fibrin

fibr/o

fiber

fus/o

pouring

-gen

that which produces

gen/o

arising from; produced by

glob/o

shaped like a globe; comprehensive

globul/o

shaped like a globe

-gram

a record or picture

granul/o

granule

-graphy

the process of recording

hemat/o

blood

hem/o

blood

heter/o

other

hyper-

above; more than normal

hypo-

below; deficient

-ia

condition, state, thing

-iac

pertaining to

-ial

pertaining to

-ic

pertaining to

idi/o

unknown; individual

-immune

immune response

immun/o

immune response

-in

substance

inhibit/o

block; hold back

inter-

between

intra-

within

-ion

action; condition

-ism

process; disease from a specific cause

-ist

one who specializes in

-ity

state; condition

-ization

process of making, creating, or inserting

kary/o

nucleus

-kine

movement

leuk/o

white

log/o

word; the study of

-logy

the study of

lymph/o

lymph, lymphatic system

ly/o

break down, separate, dissolve

-lysis

process of breaking down or dissolving

-lyte

dissolved substance

macr/o

large

meg/a

large

megal/o

large

-megaly

enlargement

micr/o

small

mon/o

one, single

morph/o

shape

myel/o

bone marrow; spinal cord; myelin

neutr/o

not taking part

norm/o

normal, usual

nucle/o

nucleus

-oid

resembling

-oma

tumor, mass

opportun/o

well timed, taking advantage of

-opsy

the process of viewing

-or

person or thing that produces or does

-osis

condition, abnormal condition

-ous

pertaining to

ox/y

oxygen

path/o

disease, suffering

-pathy

disease, suffering

-penia

condition of deficiency

peripher/o

outer aspects

-phage

thing that eats

phag/o

eating, swallowing

-phil

attraction to, fondness for

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