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Hematology and Immunology - prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes

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a-
away from, without
aden/o
gland
agglutin/o
clumping, sticking
aggreg/o
crowding together
-al
pertaining to
an-
without, not
angi/o
blood vessel; lymphatic vessel
anis/o
unequal
-ant
pertaining to
anti-
against
apher/o
withdrawal
-ar
pertaining to
-ase
enzyme
aspir/o
to breathe in, to suck in
-ate
composed of; pertaining to
-ated
pertaining to a condition; composed of
-atic
pertaining to
-ation
a process; being or having
attenu/o
weakened
auto-
self
bas/o
basic (alkaline)
bi/o
life; living organisms
-blast
immature cell
-body
structure or thing
calc/o
calcium
chrom/o
color
coagul/o
clotting
compromis/o
exposed to danger
cortic/o
cortex (outer region)
-crasia
a mixing
cyt/o
cell
defici/o
lacking, inadequate
different/o
being distinct, different
dissect/o
to cut apart
dissemin/o
widely scattered throughout the body
dys-
painful, difficult, abnormal
-ectomy
surgical excision
-ed
pertaining to
-edema
swelling
electr/o
electricity
embol/o
embolus (occluding plug)
-emia
condition of the blood, substance in the blood
-ency
condition of being
endo-
innermost
eosin/o
eosin (acidic red dye)
erythr/o
red
-esis
condition
excis/o
to cut out
ferrit/o
iron
ferr/o
iron
fibrin/o
fibrin
fibr/o
fiber
fus/o
pouring
-gen
that which produces
gen/o
arising from; produced by
glob/o
shaped like a globe; comprehensive
globul/o
shaped like a globe
-gram
a record or picture
granul/o
granule
-graphy
the process of recording
hemat/o
blood
hem/o
blood
heter/o
other
hyper-
above; more than normal
hypo-
below; deficient
-ia
condition, state, thing
-iac
pertaining to
-ial
pertaining to
-ic
pertaining to
idi/o
unknown; individual
-immune
immune response
immun/o
immune response
-in
substance
inhibit/o
block; hold back
inter-
between
intra-
within
-ion
action; condition
-ism
process; disease from a specific cause
-ist
one who specializes in
-ity
state; condition
-ization
process of making, creating, or inserting
kary/o
nucleus
-kine
movement
leuk/o
white
log/o
word; the study of
-logy
the study of
lymph/o
lymph, lymphatic system
ly/o
break down, separate, dissolve
-lysis
process of breaking down or dissolving
-lyte
dissolved substance
macr/o
large
meg/a
large
megal/o
large
-megaly
enlargement
micr/o
small
mon/o
one, single
morph/o
shape
myel/o
bone marrow; spinal cord; myelin
neutr/o
not taking part
norm/o
normal, usual
nucle/o
nucleus
-oid
resembling
-oma
tumor, mass
opportun/o
well timed, taking advantage of
-opsy
the process of viewing
-or
person or thing that produces or does
-osis
condition, abnormal condition
-ous
pertaining to
ox/y
oxygen
pan-
all
path/o
disease, suffering
-pathy
disease, suffering
-penia
condition of deficiency
peripher/o
outer aspects
-phage
thing that eats
phag/o
eating, swallowing
-phil
attraction to, fondness for