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Prefixes and Suffixes

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-penia
lack
-plasia
growth, formation
-malacia
softening
-osis
condition, process
-emia
blood
-plasty
shape, mold
-phobia
abnormal fear
-ectomy
removal, cutting out
-ac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-ic
pertaining to
-ical
pertaining to
-ac
pertaining to
-oma
tumor
-logy
study of
-itis
inflammation
-gram
written record
-algia
pain
-ule
small, little
-ase
enzyme
-cide
to kill
-crine
secrete, release
-genesis
creation
-graph(y)
to write, draw
-hydrate
containing water
-lemma
rind, peel
-lunar
moon, moonlike
-metric
measurement
-metry
measurement
-oscopy
viewing
-ose
signifies carbohydrate
-philic
loving
-plegia
paralysis
-pnea
breath, breathing
-rrhea
flow
-tensin
pressure
-tension
pressure
-uria
urine
sub-
under
re-
back again
ex-
out of, out from
exo-
out of, out from
peri-
around
hypo-
below, under
hyper-
over, above
auto-
self
retro-
behind
pro-
first, promoting
epi-
upon
ante-
before
anti-
against, resisting
bi-
two, double
circum-
around
contra-
against
dys-
bad, difficult
extra-
outside of
hapl-
single
hem-
blood
hemat-
blood
hemi-
half
hom(e)o-
same, equal
inter-
between
iso-
same, equal
macro-
large
mega-
large, million (th)
micro-
small, millionth
milli-
thousandth
mono-
one, single
non-
not
poly-
many
post-
after
pre-
before
quadr-
four
semi-
half
tri-
three
-ism
condition of
-lepsy
seizure
-lith
stone, rock
-phragm
partition
a-
without, not
an-
without, not
neo-
new
ortho-
straight, correct
para-
side of, near
-flux
flow
-gen
creates, forms
-opia
vision
-rrhaphy
sew, suture
-some
body
endo-
within
de-
down from
intra-
within
super-
over, excessive
supra-
over, excessive
-arche
beginning, origin
-centesis
piercing
-ia
condition, process
-sia
condition, process
-tonic
pressure, tension
co-
with, together
con-
with, together
dipl-
twofold, double
-plasm
substance, matter
ectop-
displaced
em-
in, into
en-
in, into
-blast
sprout, make
-clast
break, destroy
-emesis
vomiting
-in
signifies protein
infra-
below, beneath
mes-
middle
meta-
beyond, after
-oid
like, in shape of
-aps
fit, fasten
-apt
fit, fasten
-rrhagia
discharge
dia-
across, through
af-
toward
ef-
away from
eu-
good
oligo-
few, scanty
-iasis
abnormal condition
-ostomy
cut
-tripsy
crushing
per-
through
trans-
across, through
-megaly
enlargement
-penia
lack
-plasia
growth, formation