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a-
with, without
af-
toward
an-
without, not
ante-
before
anti-
against, resisting
auto-
self
bi-
two, double
circum-
around
co-, con-
with, together
contra-
against
de-
down from, undoing
dia-
across, through
dipl-
twofold, double
dys-
bad, disordered, difficult
ectop-
displaced
ef-
away, from
em-, en-
in, into
endo-
within
epi-
upon
eu-
good
ex-, exo-
out of, out from
extra-
outside of
hapl-
single
hem-, hemat-
blood
hemi-
half
hom(e)o-
same, equal
hyper-
over, above
hypo-
under, below
infra-
below, beneath
inter-
between
intra-
within
iso-
same, equal
macro-
large
mega
large, million(th)
milli-
thousandth
mono-
one (single)
neo-
new
non-
not
oligo-
few, scanty
ortho-
straight, correct, normal
para-
by the side of, near
per-
through
peri-
around, surrounding
poly-
many
post-
after
pre-
before
pro-
first, promoting
quadr-
four
re-
back again
retro-
behind
semi-
half
sub-
under
super-, supra-
over, above, excessive
trans-
across, through
tri-
triple, three
-al, -ac
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-aps, -apt
fit, fasten
-arche
beginning, origin
-ase
signifies an enzyme
-blast
sprout, make
-centesis
a piercing
-cide
to kill
-clast
break, destroy
-crine
release, secrete
-ectomy
a cutting out
-emesis
vomiting
-emia
refers to blood condition
-flux
flow
-gen
creates, forms
-genesis
creation, production
-gram
something written
-graph(y)
to write, draw
-hydrate
containing water
-ia, -sia
condition, process
-iasis
abnormal condition
-ic, -ac
pertaining to
-in
signifies a protein
-ism
signifies "condition of"
-itis
inflammation of
-lemma
rind, peel
-lepsy
seizure
-lith
stone, rock
-logy
study of
-luna
moon, moonlike
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargement
-metric, -metry
measurement length
-oid
like, in the shape of
-oma
tumor
-opia
vision, vision condition
-oscopy
viewing
-ose
signifies a carbohydrate (especially a sugar)
-osis
condition,process
-ostomy
formation of an opening
-otomy
cut
-penia
lack
-philic
loving
-phobic
fearing
-phragm
partition
-plasia
growth, formation
-plasm
substance, matter
-plasty
shape, make
-plegia
paralysis
-pnea
breath, breathing
-(r)hage-(r)hagia
breaking out, discharge
-(r)rhaphy
sew, suture
-(r)rhea
flow
-some
body
-tensin, -tension
pressure
-tonic
pressure, tension
-tripsy
crushing
-ule
smalle, little
-uria
refers to urine condition
acro-
extremity
aden-
gland
alveol-
small hollow cavity
angi-
vessel
arthr-
joint
asthen-
weakness
bar-
pressure
bili-
bile
brachi-
arm
brady-
slow
bronch-
air passage
capn-
smoke
carcin-
cancer
card-
heart
cephal-
head, brain
cerv-
neck
chem-
chemical
chol-
bile
chondr-
cartilage
corp-
body
cortico-
pertaining to cortex
crani-
skull
crypt-
hidden
cusp-
point
cut(an)-
skin
cyan-
blue
cyst-
bladder
cyt-
cell
dactyl-
fingers, toes (digits)
dendr-
tree, branched
dent-
tooth
derm-
skin
diastole-
relax, stand apart
dips-
thirst
ejacul-
to throw out
electr-
electrical
enter-
intestine
eryth(r)-
red
esthe-
sensation
febr-
fever
lys-
break apart
mal-
bad
melan-
black
men-, mens-
month, monthly
muta-
change
my-, myo-
muscle
myc-
fungus
myel-
marrow
nat-
birth
natr-
sodium
nephr-
nephron, kidney
neur-
nerve
noct-, nyct
night
ocul-
eye
odont-
tooth
onco-
cancer
opthalm-
eye
orchid-
testis
osteo-
bone
oto-
ear
ov-, oo-
egg
oxy-
oxygen
path-
disease
ped-
children
phag-
eat
pharm-
drug
phleb-
vein
photo-
light
physio-
nature (function) of
plex-
twisted, woven
pnuemo-
air, breath
pnuemon-
lung
pod-
foot
pole-
make, produce
presby-
old
proct-
rectum
psued-
false
psych-
mind
pyel-
pelvis
ren-
kidney
lapar-
abdomen
leuk-
white
lig-
to tie
kary-
nucleus
glutin-
glue
glomer-
wound into a ball
esthe-
sensation
hist-
tissue
pole-
make, produce
pod-
foot
phag-
eat
rigor-
stiffness
sarco-
flesh
scler-
hard
sept-
contamination
sin-
cavity, recess
son-
sound
spiro-, spire-
breathe
stat-, stas-
a standing, stopping
syn-
together
systole-
contract, stand together
tachy-
fast
therm-
heat
thromb-
clot
tox-
poison
troph-
grow, nourish
typan-
drum
varic-
enlarged vessel
vas-
vessel, duct