Medical Prefixes and Suffixes

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Medical Prefixes and Suffixes
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Medical prefixes and suffixes and roots.
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  1. a-
    without, not
  2. af-
    toward
  3. an-
    without, not
  4. ante-
    before
  5. anti-
    against, resisting
  6. auto-
    self
  7. bi-
    two, double
  8. circum-
    around
  9. co-, con-
    with, together
  10. contra
    against
  11. de-
    down from, undoing
  12. dia-
    across, through
  13. dipl-
    twofold, double
  14. dys-
    bad, disordered, difficult
  15. ectop-
    displaced
  16. ef-
    away from
  17. em-, en-
    in, into
  18. endo-
    within
  19. epi-
    upon
  20. eu-
    good
  21. ex-, exo-
    out of, out from
  22. extra-
    outside of
  23. hapl-
    single
  24. hem-, hemat-
    blood
  25. hemi-
    half
  26. hom(e)o-
    same, equal
  27. hyper-
    over, above
  28. hypo-
    under, below
  29. infra-
    below, beneath
  30. inter-
    between
  31. intra-
    within
  32. iso-
    same, equal
  33. macro-
    large
  34. mega-
    large, million(th)
  35. mes-
    middle
  36. meta-
    beyond, after
  37. micro-
    small, millionth
  38. milli-
    thousandth
  39. mono-
    one (single)
  40. neo-
    new
  41. non-
    not
  42. oligo-
    few, scanty
  43. ortho-
    straight, correct, normal
  44. para-
    by the side of, near
  45. per-
    through
  46. peri-
    around, surrounding
  47. poly-
    many
  48. post-
    after
  49. pre-
    before
  50. pro-
    first, promoting
  51. quadr-
    four
  52. re-
    back again
  53. retro-
    behind
  54. semi-
    half
  55. sub-
    under
  56. super-, supra-
    over, above, excessive
  57. trans-
    across, through
  58. tri-
    three, triple
  59. -al, -ac
    pertaining to
  60. -algia
    pain
  61. -aps, -apt
    fit, fasten
  62. -arche
    beginning, origin
  63. -ase
    signifies an enzyme
  64. -blast

    build, sprout, make

  65. -centesis
    a piercing
  66. -cide
    to kill
  67. -clast
    break, destroy
  68. -crine
    release, secrete
  69. -ectomy
    a cutting out
  70. -emia
    refers to blood condition
  71. -flux
    flow
  72. -gen
    creates, forms
  73. -genesis
    creation, production
  74. -gram
    something written, the record itself
  75. -graph(y)

    to write, draw, the apparatus

  76. -hydrate
    containing water
  77. -ia, -sia
    condition, process
  78. -iasis
    abnormal condition
  79. -ic, -ac

    pertaining to
  80. -in

    signifies a protein
  81. -ism
    signifies condition of
  82. -itis
    signifies inflammation of
  83. -lemma
    rind, peel
  84. -lepsy
    seizure
  85. -lith
    stone, rock
  86. -logy
    study of
  87. -lunar
    moon, moonlike
  88. -malacia
    softening
  89. -megaly
    enlargement
  90. -metric, -metry
    measurement, length
  91. -oid
    like, in the shape of
  92. -oma
    tumor
  93. -opia
    vision, vision condition
  94. -oscopy

    viewing
  95. -ose
    signifies a carbohydrate (especially sugar)
  96. -osis
    condition, process
  97. -ostomy

    formation of an opening
  98. -otomy
    cut
  99. -penia
    lack
  100. -phillic
    loving
  101. -phobic
    fearing
  102. -phragm

    partition

  103. -plasia
    growth, formation
  104. -plasia
    growth, formation
  105. -plasm
    substance, matter
  106. -plasty
    shape, make
  107. -plegia
    paralysis
  108. -pnea
    breath, breathing
  109. (r)rhage, -(r)rhagia
    breaking out, discharge
  110. -(r)rhaphy
    sew, suture
  111. -(r)rhea
    flow
  112. -some
    body
  113. -tensin, -tension
    pressure
  114. -tonic
    pressure, tension
  115. -tripsy
    crushing
  116. -ule
    small, little
  117. -uria
    refers to urine condition
  118. acro-
    extremity
  119. aden-
    gland
  120. alveol-
    small hollow, cavity
  121. angi-
    vessel
  122. arthr-
    joint
  123. asthen-
    weakness
  124. bar-
    pressure
  125. bili-
    bile
  126. brachi-

    arm
  127. brady-
    slow

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