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VMT Chapter 1: Prefixes and Suffixes

From An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology (Romich)
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-al
pertaining to (as in renal; pertaining to the kidney)
-tomy
cutting into or incision
epi-
upper
-penia
deficiency or reduction in number
-rrhagia / -rrhage
bursting forth
-itis
inflammation
super- / supra-
above, beyond, or excessive
an-
without or no
inter-
between
-ine
pertaining to (as in uterine; pertaining to the uterus)
meta-
beyond
oligo-
scant or little
rrhaphy
to suture
poly-
many
-therapy
treatment
-algia / -dynia
pain
-scopy
procedure to visually examine
extra-
outside
-megaly
enlargement
hyper-
elevated amounts or more than normal
-ac
pertaining to (as in cardiac; pertaining to the heart)
per-
throughout
-scope
instrument to visually examine
-ary
pertaining to (as in alimentary; pertaining to the gastrointestinal tract)
ab-
away from
ad-
toward
-stomy
surgically created opening
hypo-
depressed or less than normal
endo-
within or inside
-rrhexis
rupture
anti-
against
-graphy
procedure that records
a-
without or no
trans-
across
peri-
around
post-
after
ex- / exo-
without, out of, outside, or away from
-ectomy
surgical removal
-plasty
surgical repair
-lysis
separation or breakdown
-tic
pertaining to (as in nephritic; pertaining to the kidneys)
intra-
within
sub-
below, under, or less
ultra-
above, increased, or more than normal
dys-
difficult, painful, or bad
ecto-
outside
-osis
abnormal condition
-graph
instrument that records
pan-
all
-ar
pertaining to (as in lumbar; pertaining to the loin)
-gram
record of
-malacia
abnormal softening
-ous
pertaining to (as in cutaneous; pertaining to the skin)
-sclerosis
abnormal hardening
-centesis
surgical puncture to remove fluid or gas
-an
pertaining to (as in ovarian; pertaining to the ovary)
-ic
pertaining to (as in enteric; pertaining to the intestines)
-um
structure
-pexy
suture to stabilize
infra-
below or beneath
pre-
before
eu-
good, easy, or normal
-pathy
disease
-eal
pertaining to (as in laryngeal; pertaining to the larynx)
-rrhea
flow or discharge