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Science Prefixes /Suffixes

Intro. to Science at AAMI
STUDY
PLAY
without
A
away from
Ab
to or toward
Ad
glandular
Adeno
both
Ambi
on both sides
Amphi
without
An
vessel
Angio
before
Ante
against
Anti
joint
Arthro
self
Auto
two
Bi
life
Bio
arm
Brach
slow
Brady
heart
Cardio
brain
Cerebro
bile
Chole
color
Chromo
cartilage
Chondro
around
Circum
clavicle
Cleido
skull
Cranio
sac
Cyst
removal
De
skin
Derm
two (twice)
Di
through
Dia
absence (removal)
Dis
defective (difficult)
Dys
outside
Ecto
outside
Exo
inside
Endo
intestine
Entero
above (upon)
Epi
red
Erythro
outside
Extra
stomach
Gastro
tongue
Glosso
sugar
Glyco
woman
Gyn
blood
Hemato
blood
Hemo
half
Hemi
liver
Hepato
different
Hetero
tissue
Histo
same
Homo
glassy
Hyalo
above (more)
Hyper
below (less)
Hypo
not
Im
not
In
beneath
Infra
between
Inter
within
Intra
same
Iso
nucleus
Karyo
milk
Lact
white
Leuco
fat
Lipo
stone
Litho
large
Macro
bad (poor)
Mal
large
Mega
black
Melan
between (middle)
Meso
small
Micro
one
Mono
shape
Morpho
many
Multi
fungus
Myco
marrow
Myelo
muscle
Myo
nose
Naso
death
Necro
new
Neo
kidney
Nephro
nerve
Neuro
nucleus
Nucleo
tooth
Odonto
little
Oligo
egg
Oo
eye
Opthalmo
testis
Orch
bone
Osteo
ear
Oto
thick
Pachy
all
Pan
near (beside)
Para
disease
Patho
around
Peri
to eat
Phago
vein
Phlebo
light
Photo
hair
Pilo
broad (flat)
Platy
many
Pleo
air
Pneumo
foot
Podo
gray
Polio
many (much)
Poly
after
Post
before
Pre
rectum
Procto
false
Pseudo
kidney pelvis
Pyelo
pus
Pyo
behind (backward)
Retro
nose
Rhino
sugar
Saccharo
uterine tube
Salping
hardening
Sclero
half
Semi
blood serum
Sero
beneath
Sub
above
Super
above
Supra
across
Trans
three
Tri
one
Uni
urine
Urin
urine
Uro
animal
Zoo
pain
algia
affected with
asis
affected with
osis
weakness
asthenia
germ
blast
tumor
cele
round bacterium
coccus
cell
cyte
dilation
ectasis
excision
ectomy
blood
emia
relating to sensation
esthesia
producing
genic
practice of healing
iatrics
inflamation
itis
science of
ology
losing
lysis
softening
malacia
tumor
oma
being affected with
osis
being affected with
asis
creation of an opening
stomy
cutting into
tomy
disease
pathy
lack of
penia
eating
phagia
speech
phasia
fear
phobia
making, forming
poiesis
air or breathing
pnea
falling
ptosis
flowing or bursting forth
rrhagia
discharge
rrhea
rupture
rrhexis
pertaing to strength
sthen
order, arrangement of
taxia
nourishment
trophia
to do with urine
uria