Nursing Prefixes and Suffixes

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

    arm
  126. brady-
    slow
  127. bronch-
    air passage
  128. calc-
    calcium, limestone
  129. capn-
    smoke (CO2)
  130. carcin-
    cancer
  131. card-
    heart
  132. cephal-
    head, brain
  133. cerv-
    neck
  134. chem-
    chemical
  135. chol-
    bile
  136. chondr-
    cartilage
  137. chrom-
    color
  138. corp-
    body
  139. cortico-
    pertaining to the cortex
  140. crani-
    skull
  141. crypt-
    hidden
  142. cusp-
    point
  143. cut(an)-
    skin
  144. cyan-
    blue
  145. cyst-
    bladder
  146. cyt-
    cell
  147. dactyl-
    fingers, toes (digits)
  148. dendr-
    tree, branced
  149. dent-
    tooth
  150. derm-
    skin
  151. diastol-
    relax, stand apart
  152. dips-
    thirst
  153. ejacul-
    to throw out
  154. electr-
    electrical
  155. enter-
    intestine
  156. eryth(r)-
    red
  157. esthe-
    sensation
  158. febr-
    fever
  159. gastr-
    stomach
  160. gest-
    to bear, carry
  161. gingiv-
    gums
  162. glomer-
    wound into a ball
  163. gloss-
    tongue
  164. gluc-
    glucose, sugar
  165. glutin-
    glue
  166. glyc-
    sugar (carbohydrate), glucose
  167. hepat-
    liver
  168. hist-
    tissue
  169. hydro-
    water
  170. hyster-
    uterus
  171. iatr-
    treatment
  172. kal-
    potassium
  173. kary-
    nucleus
  174. kerat-
    cornea
  175. kin-
    to move, divide
  176. lact-
    milk, milk production
  177. lapar-
    abdomen
  178. leuk-
    white
  179. lig-
    to tie, bind
  180. lip-
    lipid (fat)
  181. lys-
    break apart
  182. mal-
    mad
  183. melan-
    black
  184. men-, mens-, menstru-
    month (monthly)
  185. metr-
    uterus
  186. muta-
    change
  187. my-, myo-
    muscle
  188. myc-
    fungus
  189. myel-
    marrow
  190. myx-
    mucus
  191. nat-
    birth
  192. natr-
    sodium
  193. nephr-
    nephron, kidney
  194. neur-
    nerve
  195. noct-, nyct-
    night
  196. ocul-
    eye
  197. odont-
    tooth
  198. onco-
    cancer
  199. ophthalm-
    eye
  200. orchid-
    testis
  201. osteo-
    bone
  202. oto-
    ear
  203. ov-, oo-
    egg
  204. oxy-
    oxygen
  205. path-
    disease
  206. ped-
    children
  207. phag-
    eat
  208. pharm-
    drug
  209. phleb-
    vein
  210. photo-
    light
  211. physio-
    nature (function of)
  212. pino-
    drink
  213. plex-
    twisten, woven
  214. pneumo-
    air, breath
  215. pneumon-
    lung
  216. pod-
    foot
  217. poie-
    make, produce
  218. pol-
    axis, having poles
  219. presby-
    old
  220. proct-
    rectum
  221. pseud-
    false
  222. psych-
    mind
  223. pyel-
    pelvis
  224. pyo-
    pus
  225. pyro-
    heat, fever
  226. ren-
    kidney
  227. rhino-
    nose
  228. rigor-
    stiffness
  229. sarco-
    flesh, muscle
  230. scler-
    hard
  231. semen-, semin,
    seed, sperm
  232. sept-
    contamination
  233. signm-
    Roman S
  234. sin-
    cavity, recess
  235. son-
    sound
  236. spiro-, -spire
    breathe
  237. stat-, stas-
    a standing, stopping
  238. syn-
    together
  239. systol-
    contract, stand together
  240. tachy-
    fast
  241. therm-
    heat
  242. thromb-
    clot
  243. tom-
    a cut, a slice
  244. tox-
    poison
  245. troph-
    grow, nourish
  246. tympan-
    drum
  247. varic-
    enlarged vessel
  248. vas-
    vessel, duct
  249. vesic-
    bladder, blister
  250. vol-
    volume

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