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Body Parts Prefixes & Suffixes

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a, an-
not or without
anti-
against,opposite
bio-
life, living, related to life or living
de-
of, from, down
sub-, hypo-, infra=
under, below,beneath
hyper-
above, more than normal, excessive
trans-
across, over
ex-
out of, away from
in-
to or toward the inside of
intra-
within, inside,between
-pathy
disease condition
-pepsia
digestion
-plasty
surgical repair
posterio-
back, behind, later
epi-
on, upon, above
inter-
between, among
brady-
slow
-tachy
fast
-megaly
Enlargement
-spasm
cramp, involuntary contraction of muscle
-rrhaphy
suture
-gram
a record
-emesis
vomitting
-edema
Swelling
-oid
like, resembling
-plasia
formation, growth, development
-rrhea
flow or discharge
-graph
instrument for recording
-tome
instrument to cut
-meter
Instrument used to measure
-scopy
PROCESS OF VISUALLY EXAMINING
-scope
instrument used for viewing
-centisis
surgical puncture
-dynia
pain, painful
-lyso
destruction, to breakdown, decompose
-malacia
abnormal softening
leuko-
white
morpho-
shape, form, structure
-penia
deficiency, decrease,lack of
kinesio
movement, motion
cele
hernia
trache
TRACHEA
proct
rectum
thorac /steth
chest
ur/ uria
urine
somat
body
hist/hister
tissue
cost
rib
muc
mucus
my
muscle
pyo
Pus
laryng
larynx
pharyng
throat
enter
intestines
or
mouth
nas
nose
ortho
straight
arther
joint
ven
veins
vas
blood vessel
dactyl
DIGITS
encephal
brain
cephal
head
patell
kneecap
cheil
lip
gingiv
gums
dent
tooth, teeth
ophthalm
eye, vision
hepat
liver, manufactures bile
nephr
kidney
cholecyst
gallbladder, storage are for bile
gastr
stomach
oophro
ovary
stomat
mouth
ot
ear
cardi
heart
teste
Testicles
bronch
LUNGs
aden
adenoid
gland
alb, leuko
white
andro-
male
anti
against
ante
before
apo
separation
arthro
arthritis
joint
cac
bad
carcin
carcinogenic
cancer
con
contagious
with, together
cryo
cryogenic
cold
de
take away
dys, dynia
dyphagia
bad; painful
erythro
red
gyneco
gynecology
genital tract in women
hemat, hemo, emia
hematology
blood
hepat
hepatic
liver
hist/ histerio
histology
tissue
laparo
laparitis
adbominal wall
lith
lithotomy
stone
mal
bad, poor
mast
mastectomy
breast
melan
melaoma
black
myelo
myelectomy
bone marrow, spinal cord
necro
necrosis
dead
neo
neonatal
new
onco
oncology
tumors
oma
melanoma
tumor
osteo
bone
pan
panoramic
all
path, pathy
disease, diseased condition,
phago
dysphagia
eating, swallowing
procto
proctologist
rectum
radio
radiology
x ray
prostat
prostate gland
retro
behing, backward
sta
slowed
therm
thermal
heat
trans
transverse
across, through
cyte
cell
ac
pertaining to
centesis
amniocentesis
surgical puncture
gen
genetic
beginning
ion
process
phil
attraction
ology
biology
study of
lymphphatic
serum
morph
form
plasty
rhinoplasty
surgical repair
rrhage
hemorrhage
burst forth, hemorrhage
statis
stop, control
scope
microscope
instrument for visual examination
therapy
chemotherapy
treatment
tome
instrument used to cut
colp
colposcopy
vagina
erythrocyte
red blood cell
esthesia
anesthia
feeling
immun
immunization
safe, protected
pharmaco
pharmacology
drug
viscer
visceral
body organ
ectomy
histerectomy
surgical removal
broncho
bronchitis
bronchus/ lungs
antero-
anterior
front
itis
dermatitis
inflammation
osis
abnormal condition, condition, disease
axill
armpit
blephar
eyelid
brachy
ARM
bucc
CHEEK
calcane
HEEL BONE
carp
wrist
cer
wax
chrondr
cartilage
coagul
clot
coccyx
tail bone
cochle
Snail
crani
skull
crin
secrete
crypt
hidden
cutane
skin
cyst
urinary bladder
dacry
tear
dilat
Widen
dipl
double
dips
thirst
febrile
fever
gluc
sugar
gravid
pregnant
hydr
water
irid
iris
kerat
cornea
lith
stone
mast
breast
patell
kneecap
salping
fallopian tube
xiph
sword
andr
male
phag
to eat
abort
miscarry
acu
needle
adhes
stick together
ambul
walk
cer
wax
coagul
clot
mycosis
fungal infection
megaly
enlargement
neo
new
noct
night
ostomy
formation of an opening
otomy
incision
pexy
fixation
plasty
surgical repair
ptosis
dropping
pyo
pus
rrhaphy
suturing
scler
hard, hardening
sub
below, under, beneath
uria/ur
urine
xanth
yellow
xero
dryness
lith
stone
malacia
softening
erythr
red
leuk
white
melan
black
xanth
yellow
cyan
blue
xen
foreign
audio
hearing
rrhexis
rupture
itis
inflammation
edema
swelling
phleb
vein