Prefixes and Suffixes

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Prefixes and Suffixes
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  1. a-, an-
    without; away from; not
  2. ab-, abs-
    from; away from; absent
  3. abdomin-, abdomino-
    abdomen
  4. acous-, acoust-, acousto-
    hearing
  5. ad-
    adherence; increase; toward
  6. aden-, adeno-
    gland
  7. adip-, adipo-
    fat
  8. adren-, adreno-
    adrenal glands
  9. -aemia
    blood
  10. aer-, aero-
    air or gas
  11. -al
    relating to (e.g. abdominal, intestinal)
  12. -algesia, -algia
    suffering; pain
  13. amb-, ambi-
    both; on both sides; around; about
  14. ante-
    before
  15. arteri-, arterio-
    artery
  16. arthr-, artho-
    joint
  17. -ase
    enzyme
  18. aut-, auto-
    self
  19. bacteri-, bacterio-
    bacteria; bacterium
  20. bi-, bis-
    two; double; twice
  21. bili-
    bile
  22. bio-
    life
  23. brady-
    slow
  24. carcin-, carnino-
    cancer
  25. cardi-, cardio-
    heart
  26. cephal-, cephalo-
    head
  27. chlor-, chloro-
    green
  28. circum-
    around
  29. clavicul-, claviculo-
    clavicle
  30. co-, com-, con-
    together
  31. contra-
    against; opposite
  32. cry-, cryo-
    cold
  33. cyst-, cysto-, -cyst
    cyst; urinary bladder
  34. cyt-, cyto-, -cyte
    cell
  35. demi-
    half
  36. dent-, denti-, dento-
    teeth
  37. derm-, derma-, dermato-, dermo-
    skin
  38. -ectomy
    excision
  39. erythr-, erythro-
    red
  40. galact-, galacto-
    milk
  41. gaster-, gastero-, gastr-, gastro-
    stomach
  42. gero-
    old age
  43. -globin
    protein
  44. gluc-, gluco-, glyc-, glycol-
    sugar; glycerol or similar substance
  45. -gravida
    pregnant
  46. gyn-, gyne-, gyneco-, gyno-
    woman; female
  47. hem-, hema-, hemato-, hemo-
    blood
  48. hemi-
    half
  49. hepta-, hepto-
    liver
  50. heter-, hetero-
    other; different
  51. hex-, hexa-
    six
  52. hol-, holo-
    complete; entire; homogeneous
  53. homeo-
    likeness; resemblance; constant; unchanging state
  54. homo-
    same; likeness
  55. hydra-, hydro-, hydr-
    water
  56. hyp-, hypo-, hyph-
    less than; below or under; beneath; deficient
  57. hyper-
    above; excessive; beyond
  58. hyster-, hysteron-
    uterus
  59. inter-
    between; in the midst
  60. intra-, intro-
    within; in; into
  61. -itis
    inflammation of
  62. kinesi-, kino-, -kinesis
    movement
  63. kolp-, kolpo-, colp-, colpo-
    vagina
  64. lact-
    milk
  65. leuk-, leuko-, leuc-
    white; white blood cell
  66. lip-, lipo-
    fat
  67. -lite, -lith, lith-, litho-
    stone; calculus
  68. -logia, -logy
    science of; study of
  69. macr-, macro-
    large; long
  70. mal-
    ill; bad; poor
  71. mes-, meso-
    middle; in anatomy, the mesentery; in medicine, secondary; partial
  72. micr-, micro-
    small
  73. mon-, mono-
    single; one
  74. muc-, muci-, muco-, myxa-, myxo-
    mucus
  75. multi
    many; much
  76. musculo-, my-, myo-
    muscle
  77. myc-, myco-
    fungus
  78. necr-, necro-
    death; necrosis
  79. neo-
    new; recent
  80. ob-
    against
  81. oculo-
    eye
  82. -oma
    tumor
  83. onco-
    tumor; swelling; mass
  84. onych-, onycho-
    fingernails; toenails
  85. oo-, ovi-, ovo-
    egg; ovum
  86. oophor-, oophoro-, oophoron-
    ovary
  87. -otomy
    cutting
  88. path-, patho-, -path, -pathic, -pathy
    disease; suffering
  89. pedia-
    child
  90. per-
    throughout; though; utterly; intense
  91. peri-
    around; about
  92. phlebo-
    vein
  93. photo-
    light
  94. -plegia
    paralysis; stroke
  95. plur-, pluri-
    several; more
  96. pneo-
    breath; breathing
  97. pneum-, pneuma-, pneumato-
    air; gas; respiration
  98. poly-
    much; many
  99. post-
    after
  100. postero-
    posterior; behind; toward the back
  101. pre-
    before; in front of
  102. presby-
    old age
  103. pro-
    before; in behalf of
  104. pseud-, pseduo-
    false
  105. psych-, psycho-
    mind; mental processes
  106. py-, pyo-
    pus
  107. pyro-
    heat; fire
  108. -(r)rhage, -(r)rhagia
    rupture; profuse fluid discharge
  109. sapro-
    putrid; rotten
  110. sclero-
    hard; relating to the sclera
  111. sub-
    under; beneath; in small quantity; less than normal
  112. super-
    above; beyond; superior
  113. supra-
    above; beyond; on top
  114. tachy-
    swift; rapid
  115. veno-
    vein
  116. xero-
    dry

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