VMT Chapter 1: Prefixes and Suffixes

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From An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology (Romich)

-al

pertaining to (as in renal; pertaining to the kidney)

-tomy

cutting into or incision

epi-

upper

-penia

deficiency or reduction in number

-rrhagia / -rrhage

bursting forth

-itis

inflammation

super- / supra-

above, beyond, or excessive

an-

without or no

inter-

between

-ine

pertaining to (as in uterine; pertaining to the uterus)

meta-

beyond

oligo-

scant or little

rrhaphy

to suture

poly-

many

-therapy

treatment

-algia / -dynia

pain

-scopy

procedure to visually examine

extra-

outside

-megaly

enlargement

hyper-

elevated amounts or more than normal

-ac

pertaining to (as in cardiac; pertaining to the heart)

per-

throughout

-scope

instrument to visually examine

-ary

pertaining to (as in alimentary; pertaining to the gastrointestinal tract)

ab-

away from

ad-

toward

-stomy

surgically created opening

hypo-

depressed or less than normal

endo-

within or inside

-rrhexis

rupture

anti-

against

-graphy

procedure that records

a-

without or no

trans-

across

peri-

around

post-

after

ex- / exo-

without, out of, outside, or away from

-ectomy

surgical removal

-plasty

surgical repair

-lysis

separation or breakdown

-tic

pertaining to (as in nephritic; pertaining to the kidneys)

intra-

within

sub-

below, under, or less

ultra-

above, increased, or more than normal

dys-

difficult, painful, or bad

ecto-

outside

-osis

abnormal condition

-graph

instrument that records

-ar

pertaining to (as in lumbar; pertaining to the loin)

-gram

record of

-malacia

abnormal softening

-ous

pertaining to (as in cutaneous; pertaining to the skin)

-sclerosis

abnormal hardening

-centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid or gas

-an

pertaining to (as in ovarian; pertaining to the ovary)

-ic

pertaining to (as in enteric; pertaining to the intestines)

-um

structure

-pexy

suture to stabilize

infra-

below or beneath

pre-

before

eu-

good, easy, or normal

-pathy

disease

-eal

pertaining to (as in laryngeal; pertaining to the larynx)

-rrhea

flow or discharge

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