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NUC- Prefixes&Suffixes

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a-
no, not without, lack of, apart
ab-
away from
ad-
toward, near
ambi-
both, both sides, around, about
an-
no, not, without, lack of
ana-
up, apart, backward, again, anew
ant-
against
ante-
before, forward
anti-
against
apo-
separation
astro-
star-shaped
auto-
self
bi-
two, double
bin-
twice, two
brachy-
short
brady-
slow
cac-
bad
centi-
one hundred, one hundredth
chromo-
color
circum-
around
con-
with, together
contra-
against, opposite
de-
down, away from
deca-
ten
di-
two, double
di(a)-
through, between, complete
dia-
through, between, complete
dif-
apart, free from, separate
di(s)-
two, apart
dis-
apart
dys-
bad, difficult, painful, abnormal
ec-
out, outside, outer
ecto-
out, outside, outer
em-
in
en-
in, within
end-
within, inner
endo-
within, inner
ep-
upon, over, above
epi-
upon, over, above
eso-
inward
eu-
good, normal
ex-
out, away from
exo-
out, away from
extra-
outside, beyond
hemi-
half
heter-
different
hetero-
different
homo-
similar, same
homeo-
similar, same, likeness, constant
hydr-
water
hydro-
water
hyp-
below, deficient
hyper-
above, beyond, excessive
hypo-
below, under, deficient
in-
in, into, not
infer-
below
inter-
between
intra-
within
ir-
not
macro-
large
mal-
bad
mega-
large, great
meso-
middle
meta-
beyond, over, between, change
micro-
small
milli-
one-thousandth
mon(o)-
one
mono-
one
multi-
many, much
neo-
new
nulli-
none
olig-
little, scanty
oligo-
little, scanty
pan-
all
par-
around, beside
para-
beside, alongside, abnormal
per-
through
peri-
around
poly-
many, much, excessive
post-
after, behind
pre-
before, in front of
primi-
first
pro-
before, in front of
proto-
first
pseudo-
flase
pyro-
fire
quadri-
four
re-
back, backward, again
retro-
backward
semi-
half
sub-
below, under, beneath
supra-
above, beyond, superior
super-
upper, above
sym,
together, with
syn-
together, with
tachy-
fast
trans-
across
tri-
three
ultra-
beyond
un-
back, reversal, not, annulment
uni-
one
-able
capable
-ac
pertaining to
-act
to act
-ad
pertaining to
-age
related to
-al
pertaining to
-algesia
condition of pain
-algia
pain, ache
-ant
forming
-ar
pertaining to
-arche
beginning
-ary
pertaining to
-ase
enzyme
-asthenia
weakness
-ate
use, action, having the form of, possessing
-ate(d)
use, action, having the form of, possessing
-betes
to go
-blast
immature cell, germ cell, embryonic cell
-body
body
-cele
hernia, tumor, swelling
-centesis
surgical puncture
-ceps
head
-cide
to kill
-clasia
a breaking
-clasis
crushing, breaking up
-cle
small
-clysis
injection
-cope
strike
-crit
to separate
-culture
cultivation
-cusis
hearing
-cuspid
point
-cyesis
pregnancy
-cyst
bladder, sac
-cyte
cell
-derma
skin
-dermis
skin
-desis
binding
-dipsia
thirst
-drome
course
-dynia
pain, ache
-ectasia
dilatation
-ectasis
dilatation, dilation, strectching, expansion
-ectasy
dilation
-ectomy
surgical excision, surgical removal, resection
-edema
swelling
-emesis
vomiting
-emia
blood condition
-er
relating to, one who
-ergy
work
-esis
condition
-esthesia
feeling
-form
shape
-fuge
to flee
-gen
formation, produce
-genes
produce
-genesis
formation, produce
-genic
formation, produce
-glia
glue
-globin
protein
-gnosis
knowledge
-grade
step
-graft
pencil, grafting knife
-gram
weight, mark, record
-graph
to write, record, instrument for recording
-graphy
recording
-hexia
condition
-ia
condition
-iasis
condition
-iatrics
treatment
-iatry
treatment
-ic
pertaining to
-ician
specialist
-ide
having a particular quality
-ile
pertaining to
-in
substance
-ine
pertaining to, substance
-ing
quality of
-ion
process
-ior
pertaining to
-is
pertaining to
-ism
condition
-ist
one who specializes, agent
-itis
inflammation
-ity
condition
-ive
nature of, quality pf
-ize
to make, to treat or to combine with
-kinesia
motion, movement
-kinesis
motion, movement
-lalia
to talk
-lemma
sheath, rind
-lepsy
seizure
-lexia
diction, word, phrase
-liter
liter
-lith
stone
-logy
study of
-lymph
clear fluid, serum, pale fluid
-lysis
destruction, separation, breakdown, loosening, dissolution
-malacia
softening
-mania
madness
-megaly
enlargement, large
-meter
instrument to measure
-metry
measurement
-mnesia
memory
-morph
form, shape
-noia
mind
-oid
resemble, like, similar
-ole
opening, small
-oma
tumor, mass, fluid, collection
-omion
shoulder
-on
pertaining to
-one
hormone
-opia
sight, vision
-opsia
sight, vision
-opsy
to view
-or
one who, doer
-orexia
appetite
-ose
pertaining to
-osis
condition (usually abnormal)
-ous
pertaining to
-oxia
oxygen
-paresis
weakness
-pathy
disease, emotion
-penia
lack of, deficiency, abnormal reduction
-pepsia
to digest
-pexy
surgical fixation
-phagia
to eat, to swallow
-phasia
to speak, speech
-pheresis
removal, remove
-phil
attraction
-philia
attraction
-phobia
fear
-phoresis
to carry
-phragm
fence
-phraxis
to obstruct
-phylaxis
protection
-physis
growth
-plakia
plate
-plasia
formation, produce
-plasm
thing formed, plasma
-plasty
surgical repair
-plegia
stroke, paralysis, palsy
-pnea
breathing
-poiesis
formation
-praxia
action
-prosis
prolapse, dropping, sagging, falling down
-ptysis
to spit, spitting
-puncture
to pierce
-rrhage
to bust forth, bursting forth
-rrhagia
to burst forth, bursting forth
-rrhaphy
suture
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-rrhexis
rupture
-scope
instrument for examining
-scopy
to view, examine, visual examination
-sepsis
decay
-sis
state of, condition
-some
body
-sound
sound
-spasm
tension, spasm, contration
-stalsis
contraction
-stasis
control, stop, stand still
-staxis
dripping, trickling
-sthenia
strength
-stomy
new opening
-systole
contraction
-taxia
order, coordination
-therapy
treatment
-thermy
heat
-tic
pertaining to
-tome
instrument to cut
-tomy
incision
-tone
tension
-tripsy
crushing
-troph(y)
nourishment, development
-type
type
-um
tissue, structure
-ure
process
-uria
urination, condition of urine
-us
pertaining to, structure
-y
condition, pertaining to, process