Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
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Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining From of Medical Terms
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  1. lip/o
    Fat
  2. -emia
    Blood Condition
  3. hyper-
    Excessive
  4. angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o
    Vessel
  5. cardi/o
    Heart
  6. enter/o
    Small Intestine
  7. esophag/o
    Esophagus
  8. gastr/o
    Stomach
  9. hem/o, hemat/o
    Blood
  10. hepat/o
    Liver
  11. oste/o
    Bone
  12. ur/o, urin/e
    Urine
  13. -al, -eal. -ac, -ar
    Pertaining to
  14. -ectasis
    Expansion or Dilation
  15. -ectomy
    Excision (removal)
  16. -ia
    Condition of
  17. -itis
    Inflammation
  18. -logy
    Study of
  19. -megaly
    Enlargement
  20. -stomy
    Creation of an Opening
  21. -tomy
    Incision
  22. oligo-
    Few or Deficient
  23. para-
    Alongside of, Abnormal
  24. peri-
    Around
  25. -dynia, - algia
    Pain
  26. -ium
    Structure or Tissue
  27. -rrhaphy
    Suture
  28. -rrhexis
    Rupture
  29. endo-
    Within
  30. epi-
    Upon
  31. sub-
    Below or Under
  32. a-, an-
    Without
  33. anti-, contra-
    Againist or Opposed to
  34. de-
    From, Down, or Not
  35. ab-
    Away From
  36. ad-
    To, Toward, or Near
  37. circum-, peri-
    Around
  38. dia-, trans-
    Across or Through
  39. e-, ec-, ex-
    Out or Away
  40. ecto-, exo-, extra-
    Outside
  41. en-, endo-, intra-
    Within
  42. inter-
    Between
  43. meso-
    Middle
  44. meta-
    Beyond, After, or Change
  45. retro-
    Backward or Behind
  46. sub-, infra-
    Below or Under
  47. bi-
    Two or Both
  48. hemi-, semi-
    Half
  49. hypo-
    Below or Deficient
  50. macro-
    Large or Long
  51. micro-
    Small
  52. mono-, uni-
    One
  53. oligo-
    Few or deficient
  54. pan-
    All
  55. poly-, multi-
    Many
  56. quadri-
    Four
  57. super-, supra-
    Above or Excessive
  58. tri-
    Three
  59. ultra-
    Beyond or Excessive
  60. ante-, pre-, pro-
    Before
  61. brady-
    Slow
  62. tachy-
    Fast
  63. post-
    After or Behind
  64. re-
    Again or Back
  65. con-, syn-, sym-
    Together or With
  66. dys-
    Painful, Difficult, or Faulty
  67. eu-
    Good or Normal
  68. neo-
    New
  69. -genesis
    Origin or Production
  70. -lysis
    Breaking Down or Dissolution
  71. -oid
    Resembling
  72. -penia
    Abnormal Reduction
  73. -rrhea
    Discharge
  74. -spasm
    Involuntary Contraction
  75. -cele
    Pouching or Hernia
  76. -iasis
    Formation or Presence of
  77. -malacia
    Softening
  78. -oma
    Tumor
  79. -phil, -philia
    Attraction for
  80. -ptosis
    Falling or Downward Displacement
  81. -rrhage, -rrhagia
    To Burst Forth (usually blood)
  82. -centesis
    Puncture for Aspiration
  83. -desis
    Binding
  84. -pexy
    Suspension or Fixation
  85. -plasty
    Surgical Repair or Reconstruction
  86. -ation
    Process
  87. -e
    General Indicator that a Word is a Person, Place, or Thing
  88. -ism
    Condition of
  89. -y
    Condition or Process of
  90. -ary, -ic, -ous, -tic
    Pertaining to
  91. -icle, -ole, - ula, - ule
    Small
  92. -gram
    Record
  93. -graph
    Instrument for Recording
  94. -graphy
    Process of Recording
  95. -iatrices, -iatry
    Treatment
  96. -logist
    One who Specializes in the Study or Treatment of
  97. -ist
    One who Specializes in
  98. -meter
    Instrument for Measuring
  99. -metry
    Process of Measuring
  100. -poiesis
    Formation
  101. -scope
    Instrument for Examination
  102. -scopy
    Process of Examination
  103. -stasis
    Stop or Stand
  104. cyan/o
    Blue
  105. erythr/o
    Red
  106. leuk/o
    White
  107. melan/o
    Black
  108. aer/o
    Air, Gas
  109. hydr/o
    Water
  110. py/o
    Pus
  111. abdomin/o, lapar/o
    Abdomen
  112. acr/o
    Extremity or Topmost
  113. Aden/o
    Gland
  114. arthr/o
    Joint
  115. cephal/o
    Head
  116. col/o, colon/o
    Colon
  117. cyt/o
    Cell
  118. derm/o, dermat/o, cutane/o
    Skin
  119. hist/o
    Tissue
  120. my/o, muscul/o
    Muscle
  121. nas/o, rhin/o
    Nose
  122. nephr/o, ren/o
    Kidney
  123. neur/o
    Nerve
  124. or/o
    Mouth
  125. pneum/o, pneumon/o
    Air or Lung
  126. carcin/o
    Cancer
  127. crin/o
    To Secrete
  128. esthesi/o
    Sensation
  129. fibr/o
    Fiber
  130. gen/o
    Origin or Production
  131. gynec/o
    Woman
  132. lith/o
    Stone
  133. morph/o
    Form
  134. necr/o
    Death
  135. onc/o
    Tumor or Mass
  136. orth/o
    Straight, Normal, or Correct
  137. path/o
    Disease
  138. ped/o
    Child or Foot
  139. phag/o
    Eat or Swallow
  140. phas/o
    Speech
  141. phob/o
    Exaggerated Fear or Sensitivity
  142. plas/o
    Formation
  143. psych/o
    Mind
  144. scler/o
    Hard
  145. son/o
    Sound
  146. sten/o
    Narrow
  147. therm/o
    Heat
  148. tox/o, toxic/o
    Poison
  149. troph/o
    Nourishment or Development

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