Prefixes and Suffixes

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-penia

lack

-plasia

growth, formation

-malacia

softening

-osis

condition, process

-emia

blood

-plasty

shape, mold

-phobia

abnormal fear

-ectomy

removal, cutting out

-ac

pertaining to

-al

pertaining to

-ic

pertaining to

-ical

pertaining to

-ac

pertaining to

-oma

tumor

-logy

study of

-itis

inflammation

-gram

written record

-algia

pain

-ule

small, little

-ase

enzyme

-cide

to kill

-crine

secrete, release

-genesis

creation

-graph(y)

to write, draw

-hydrate

containing water

-lemma

rind, peel

-lunar

moon, moonlike

-metric

measurement

-metry

measurement

-oscopy

viewing

-ose

signifies carbohydrate

-philic

loving

-plegia

paralysis

-pnea

breath, breathing

-rrhea

flow

-tensin

pressure

-tension

pressure

-uria

urine

sub-

under

re-

back again

ex-

out of, out from

exo-

out of, out from

peri-

around

hypo-

below, under

hyper-

over, above

auto-

self

retro-

behind

pro-

first, promoting

epi-

upon

ante-

before

anti-

against, resisting

bi-

two, double

circum-

around

contra-

against

dys-

bad, difficult

extra-

outside of

hapl-

single

hem-

blood

hemat-

blood

hemi-

half

hom(e)o-

same, equal

inter-

between

iso-

same, equal

macro-

large

mega-

large, million (th)

micro-

small, millionth

milli-

thousandth

mono-

one, single

non-

not

poly-

many

post-

after

pre-

before

quadr-

four

semi-

half

tri-

three

-ism

condition of

-lepsy

seizure

-lith

stone, rock

-phragm

partition

a-

without, not

an-

without, not

neo-

new

ortho-

straight, correct

para-

side of, near

-flux

flow

-gen

creates, forms

-opia

vision

-rrhaphy

sew, suture

-some

body

endo-

within

de-

down from

intra-

within

super-

over, excessive

supra-

over, excessive

-arche

beginning, origin

-centesis

piercing

-ia

condition, process

-sia

condition, process

-tonic

pressure, tension

co-

with, together

con-

with, together

dipl-

twofold, double

-plasm

substance, matter

ectop-

displaced

em-

in, into

en-

in, into

-blast

sprout, make

-clast

break, destroy

-emesis

vomiting

-in

signifies protein

infra-

below, beneath

mes-

middle

meta-

beyond, after

-oid

like, in shape of

-aps

fit, fasten

-apt

fit, fasten

-rrhagia

discharge

dia-

across, through

af-

toward

ef-

away from

eu-

good

oligo-

few, scanty

-iasis

abnormal condition

-ostomy

cut

-tripsy

crushing

per-

through

trans-

across, through

-megaly

enlargement

-penia

lack

-plasia

growth, formation

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