Medical Terminology Chapter 1

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Medical Terminology Chapter 1
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Prefixes, Combining Forms, Suffixes and their meanings
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  1. arthr/o
    Joint
  2. gastr/o
    stomach
  3. ophthalm/o
    eye
  4. ot/o
    ear
  5. rhin/o
    nose
  6. hepat/o
    liver
  7. psych/o
    mind
  8. oste/o
    bone
  9. splen/o
    spleen
  10. chondr/o
    cartilage
  11. hyster/o
    uterus
  12. hem/o
    blood
  13. cyst/o
    bladder, sac
  14. arteri/o
    artery
  15. trache/o
    trachea, windpipe
  16. lipid/o
    fats
  17. cardi/o
    heart
  18. cephal/o
    head
  19. cervic/o
    neck
  20. valvul/o
    valve
  21. coron/o
    heart, crown
  22. esophag/o
    esophagus
  23. derm/o
    skin
  24. cutane/o
    skin
  25. col/o
    colon, large intestine
  26. oste/o
    bone
  27. lith/o
    stone
  28. mamm/o
    breast
  29. spir/o
    breathing
  30. bi/o
    living, life
  31. duoden/o
    duodenum
  32. ped/o
    children
  33. dent/i
    teeth
  34. -icle
    -ole
    -ule
    small,tiny
  35. -is
    structure/thing
  36. -y
    process of / no development
  37. -ac
    -al
    -ar
    -ary
    -eal
    -ic
    -ous
    pertaining to
  38. -algia
    pain
  39. -cele
    herniation
  40. -dynia
    pain
  41. -emia
    blood condition
  42. -ia
    condition
  43. -itis
    inflammation
  44. -malacia
    softening
  45. -megaly
    enlargement
  46. -oma
    tumor/mass
  47. -osis
    abnormal condition
  48. -pathy
    disease process
  49. -ptosis
    prolapse, drooping, sagging
  50. -rrhage
    -rrhagia
    bursting forth
  51. -rrhea
    discharge, flow
  52. -rrhexis
    rupture
  53. -sclerosis
    abnormal condition of hardening
  54. -stenosis
    abnormal condition of narrowing
  55. -graphy
    process of recording
  56. -metry
    process of measuring
  57. -opsy
    process of viewing
  58. -scopy
    process of viewing
  59. -ectomy
    removal, resection, excision
  60. -plasty
    surgical repair
  61. -rrhapy
    suture
  62. -stomy
    new opening
  63. -tomy
    incision
  64. -tripsy
    crushing
  65. -graph
    instrument to record
  66. -meter
    instrument to measure
  67. -scope
    instrument to view
  68. -tome
    instrument to cut
  69. -tripter
    machine to crush
  70. -trite
    instrument to crush
  71. -er
    one who
  72. -iatrician
    one who specializes in treatment
  73. -iatrics
    treatment
  74. -iatrist
    one who specializes in treatment
  75. -iatry
    process of treatment
  76. -ist
    one who specializes
  77. -logist
    one who specializes in the study of
  78. -logy
    study of
  79. a-
    an-
    no, not, without
  80. ante-
    forward, in front of, before
  81. anti-
    against
  82. dys-
    abnormal, difficult bad, painful
  83. endo-
    end-
    within
  84. epi-
    above, upon
  85. hyper-
    excessive, above
  86. hypo-
    below, deficient
  87. inter-
    between
  88. intra-
    within
  89. neo-
    new
  90. par-
    near, beside
  91. para-
    abnormal
  92. per-
    through
  93. peri-
    surrounding, around
  94. poly-
    many, much, excessive, frequent
  95. post-
    after, behind
  96. pre-
    before, in front of
  97. sub-
    under, below
  98. trans-
    through, across
  99. bacteri/o
    bacteria
  100. cut/o
    skin
  101. dent/i
    tooth
  102. duoden/o
    duodenum
  103. electr/o
    electricity
  104. gloss/o
    tongue
  105. glyc/o
    glucose/sugar
  106. lingu/o
    tongue
  107. mamm/o
    breast
  108. muscl/o
    muscle
  109. my/o
    muscle
  110. nat/o
    birth/born
  111. neur/o
    nerve
  112. path/o
    disease
  113. phil/o
    attraction
  114. pne/o
    breathing
  115. somn/o
    sleep
  116. spir/o
    breathing
  117. therm/o
    heat/temperature
  118. tonsill/o
    tonsil
  119. troph/o
    nourishment
  120. urethr/o
    urethra
  121. valvul/o
    valve
  122. ven/o
    vein
  123. vers/o
    turning
  124. vertebr/o
    backbone, vertebra
  125. xeroderma
    condition of dry skin
  126. rhinitis
    inflammation of the nose
  127. ptosis
    prolapse, drooping
  128. pneumonitis
    inflammation of the lungs
  129. phalanx
    one of the bones of the fingers or toes
  130. euthryroid
    good, healthy thyroid function
  131. CHANGING FROM SINGULAR TO PLURAL
    -a
    -ae
  132. CHANGING FROM SINGULAR TO PLURAL
    -is
    -es
  133. CHANGING FROM SINGULAR TO PLURAL
    -ix  or -ex
    -ices
  134. CHANGING FROM SINGULAR TO PLURAL
    -itis
    -iticles
  135. CHANGING FROM SINGULAR TO PLURAL
    -nx
    -nges
  136. CHANGING FROM SINGULAR TO PLURAL
    -um
    -a
  137. CHANGING FROM SINGULAR TO PLURAL
    -us
    -i
  138. CHANGING FROM SINGULAR TO PLURAL
    -y
    -ies
  139. HEMI
    Half

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