MedTerm.partsofwords

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MedTerm.partsofwords
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prefixes, roots, combining forms and suffixes
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  1. a- an-
    without
  2. anti- contra-
    against or opposed to
  3. de-
    from, down or not
  4. e- ec- ex-
    out or away
  5. ecto- exo- extra-
    outside
  6. en- endo- intra-
    within
  7. inter-
    between
  8. meso-
    middle
  9. meta-
    beyond, after or change
  10. para-
    alongside or abnormal
  11. sub- infra-
    below or under
  12. hyper-
    excessive
  13. hypo-
    below or deficient
  14. super- supra-
    above or excessive
  15. ultra-
    beyond or excessive
  16. con- syn- sym-
    together or with
  17. abdomin/o lapar/o
    abdomin
  18. acr/o
    extremity
  19. gen/o
    origin or production
  20. hepat/o
    liver
  21. lip/o
    fat
  22. lith/o
    stone
  23. morph/o
    form
  24. or/o
    mouth
  25. phob/o
    exaggerated fear or sensitivity
  26. phon/o
    voice or sound
  27. plas/o
    form
  28. ren/o nephr/o
    kidney
  29. scelr/o
    hard
  30. son/o
    sound
  31. troph/o
    nourishment or development
  32. -algia -dynia
    pain
  33. -genisis
    origin or production
  34. -lysis
    breaking down or dissolution
  35. -megaly
    enlargement
  36. -oid
    resembling
  37. -penia
    • abnormal reduction 
    • ex: erythrocytopenia
  38. -rrhea
    discharge
  39. -spasm
    involuntary contraction
  40. -cele
    pouching or hernia
  41. -ectasis
    expansion or dilation
  42. -emia
    blood condition
  43. -iasis
    formation or presence of
  44. -itis
    inflamation
  45. -malacia
    • softening
    • cardiomalacia - softening of the heart tissue 
  46. -oma
    tumor
  47. -osis
    condition or increase
  48. -phil -philia
    attraction for
  49. -ptosis
    falling or downward displacement
  50. -rrhage -rrhagia
    to burst forth (usually blood)
  51. -rrhexis
    rupture
  52. -centesis
    puncture to remove gas or fluids
  53. -desis
    binding together
  54. -ectomy
    excision or removal
  55. -pexy
    suspension or fixation
  56. -plasty
    surgical repair or reconstruction
  57. -rrhaphy
    suture
  58. -tomy
    incision
  59. -stomy
    creation of an opening
  60. -tripsy
    Randi -tripsy and CRUSHED poor Nate
  61. -e
    noun marker
  62. -ia -ism
    condition of
  63. -ium
    structure or tissue
  64. -ation -y
    condition or process of
  65. -ac -al -ar -ary -eal -ic -ous -tic
    pertaining to
  66. -icle -ole -ula -ule
    small
  67. -gram
    the record
  68. -graph
    instrument for recording
  69. -graphy
    process of recording
  70. -iatrics -iatry
    the treatment of
  71. -logy
    study of
  72. -logist
    one who specialises in the study or treatment
  73. -ist
    one who specializes in
  74. -meter
    the instrument for measuring
  75. -metry
    the process of measuring
  76. -poiesis
    formation as in hemopoiesis = formation of blood  
  77. -scope
    instrument for examination
  78. -scopy
    the examination
  79. -stasis
    stop or stand
  80. chir/o
    hand
  81. crin/o
    to secrete
  82. enter/o
    small instestine
  83. esthesi/o
    sensation
  84. ger/o
    old age
  85. gynec/o
    woman
  86. immun/o
    safe
  87. laryng/o
    voicebox
  88. obstetr/o
    midwife
  89. onc/o
    tumor or cancer
  90. radi/o
    x-ray

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