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without
ab-
away from
ad-
toward, to
ante-
before
anti-
against
auto-
self
bi-
twice, double
brady-
slow
circum-
around
contra-
opposed, against
co-
with
cyst-
bladder, sac
dys-
difficult
ex-
without, away from
hemato-
blood
hemi-
half
hydro-
water
hyper-
more, higher
hypo-
less, lower
intra-
within
inter-
between
leuko-
white
micro-
small
mega-
large
multi-
many
myo-
muscle
neo-
new
nephro-
kidney
para-
beside
peri-
around
pneumo-
lung
poly-
many
post-
after
pre-
before
pseudo-
false
pyo-
pus
pyro-
fever
quadra-
four
retro-
behind
semi-
half
sub-
under
super-
above
supra-
above
tachy-
fast
trans-
across
un-
against
uni-
one
ultra-
excess
vaso-
vessell
-algia
pain
-cele
tumor
-cide
killing
-cyte
cell
-desis
surgical fixation
-ectomy
surgical removal of
-emia
blood
-gene
origin
-gram
a tracing
-graphy
a writing
-iasis
condition
-litiasis
presence of stones
-lysis
disintegration of
-megaly
enlargement
-oscopy
look into with instrument
-otomy
to incise
-oma
tumor
-orrhaphy
surgical repair of
-osis
disease
-ostomy
to form an opening
-pexy
suspension of
-phobia
fear
-philia
affinity for
-plasty
reconstruction
-plegia
paralysis
-rrhea
excessive discharge
-scope
instrument of visual exam
-uria
urine
adeno
gland
arthro
joint
bucca
cheek
cardi
heart
chole
gallbladder
col
colon
cranio
skull
cysto
cyst, sac
derma
skin
doch
duct
duodeno
duodenum
entero
intestine
gastro
stomach
glossa
tongue
hepato
liver
hystero
uterus
jejuno
jejunum
lith
stone
mast
breast
myo
muscle
nephro
kidney
neuro
nerve
oophor
ovary
ophthalmo
eye
orchi
testicle
os
opening
oto
ear
phlebo
vein
pneumo
lung
procto
rectum
psycho
mind
rhino
nose
salping
tube
skeleto
skeleton
thoraco
chest
uro
urine
vaso
vessel