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Medical Terminology Prefixes and SUffixes

prefixes, suffixes, and word roots for medical terminology chapter 5 quiz/test
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a-, an-
without
ab-
away from
ad-
toward
ante-
before
anti-
against
aut-
self
bi-
both, two
brady-
slow
circum-
round
contra-
against
di-
two
diplo-
double
dys-
painful, difficult
ecto-
outside
endo-, intra-
inside
epi-
upper, above
hemi-
half
hyper-
excessive, above, more than
hypo-
deficient, below, less than
inter-
between
later-
side
lipo-
fat
mal-
bad, difficult
mega-, macro-
large
micro-
small
mono-, uni-
one, single
neo-
new
ortho-
straight
peri-
around
poly-
many, much
post-
behind, after
pre-
before, in front of
pro-
forward
pseudo-
false
retro-
backward, behind
semi-
half
sub-
below
tachy-
fast
tele-
distant, far
trans-
across
ultra-
beyond, excess
-a, -ac, -al
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-ase
enzyme
-centre
puncture
-cide
causing death
-dipsia
thirst
-ectomy
surgical removal
-emesis
vomit
-emia
blood
-esthesia
sensation
-genesis, -genic
origin, source
-gram, -graph
pictures, record
-ia
a disease
-iasis
abnormal condition
-ism
state of
-itis
inflammation
-lysis
destruction
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlarged
-oid
like, similar
-ologist
specialist
-ology
study of
-oma
tumor
-orrhagia
hemorrhage
-orrhea
flow
-osis
condition of
-ostomy
surgical opening
-pathy
disease
-penia
deficiency
-phobia
fear
-plasty
surgical repair
-plegia
stroke, paralysis
-pnea
breathing
-ptosis
drooping down
-sclerosis
hardening
-scope
picture, inspection
-stasis
stoppage
-toxic
poisonous
-trophy
development, growth
-uria
urine
aden
gland
angio
blood vessel
arterio
artery
arthro
joint
carcin
cancer
cardio
heart
cephal
head
cerebro
brain
chem
drug
chole
gall, bile
colo
colon
costo
ribs
cranio
skull
cyan
blue
cysto
bladder, sac
cyte
cell
derma
skin
entero
intestine
epidemi
among the people
erythro
red
gastro
stomach
gingiva
gum
gloss
tongue
glyco
sugar
hepat
liver
hemo
blood
hydro
water
hystero
uterus
leuko
white
lingua
tongue
mamm, mast
breast
myelo
bone marrow
myo
muscle
nephro, ren
kidney
neuro
nerve
ocul, ophthal
eye
oophor
ovary
odont, dent
tooth
osteo
bone
oto
ear
ped, pod
foot
phleb
vein
pneumo, pulm
lung
psych
mind, soul
rhin
nose
salpingo
tube
thorac
thorax, chest
trach
trachea