62 terms

Intro VT - prefixes & suffixes

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uni-, mono-
***unicorn, monocular
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duo-, bi-, dyo-
***duet, bilateral, dyad
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tri-
***tricycle
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quadri-, quadro-, tetr-, tetra-
***quadruplet, tetralogy, tetroxide
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quinqu-, quint-, penta-, pent-
***quintet, pentagon
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sex-, hex-, hexa-
***sextuplets, hexose, hexagon
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sept-, septi-, hept-, hepta-
***septuplets, heptarchy
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octo-, oct-, octa-, octo-
***octave, octopus
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novem-, nonus-, ennea-
***nonuple, ennead
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deca-, decem-, dek-, deka-
***decade, dekanem
-ectomy
suffix referring to surgical removal
-pexy
suffix meaning to suture to stabilize
-plasty
suffix referring to surgical repair
-stomy
suffix referring to a surgically created opening
-tomy
suffix meaning to cutting into
-centesis
suffix referring to surgical puncture to remove gas or fluid
-gram
suffix meaning "record of"
-graph
suffix referring to an instrument that records
-graphy
suffix referring to a procedure that records
-lysis
suffix meaning separation, breakdown
-scope
suffix referring to an instrument to visually examine
-scopy
suffix referring to a procedure of visually examining
-therapy
suffix referring to treatment
-rrhagia, -rrhage
suffixes meaning bursting forth
-rrhaphy
suffix meaning to suture
-rrhea
suffix referring to flow, discharge
-rrhexis
suffix referring to rupture
-dynia, -algia
suffixes referring to pain
-itis
suffix referring to inflamation
-malacia
suffix referring to abnormal softening
-megaly
suffix referring to enlargement
-osis
suffix referring to abnormal condition
-pathy
suffix referring to disease
-sclerosis
suffix referring to abnormal hardening
-um
suffix referring to structure
A-, An-
prefixes referring to without, no
Ab-
prefix referring to away from
Ad-
prefix referring to toward
Anti-
prefix referring to against
Dys-
prefix referring to difficult, painful, bad
Eu-
prefix referring to good, easy, normal
Endo-
prefix referring to within, inside
Ex-
prefix referring to without, out of, outside, away from
Ecto-, Extra-
prefixes referring to outside
Hypo-
prefix referring to depressed, lower, less than normal
Poly-
prefix referring to many, excess
Oligo-
prefix referring to scant, little
Pre-
prefix referring to before
Post-
prefix referring to after
Sub-
prefix referring to under, below, less
Super-, Supra-, Hyper-, Ultra-
prefixes referring to above, beyond, excessive (4)
Peri-
prefix referring to around
Epi-
prefix referring to upper
Hypo-
prefix referring to below, under, decreased
Infra-
prefix referring to below, beneath
Inter-
prefix referring to between
Intra-
prefix referring to within
Meta-
prefix referring to beyond
Per-
prefix referring to throughout
Sub-
prefix referring to below, under, decreased
Trans-
prefix referring to across
myel/o-
prefix referring to bone marrow, spinal cord