prefixes / suffixes

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  1. a-
    without
  2. ab-
    away from
  3. ab
    toward / to
  4. append-
    appendix
  5. adeno-
    glandular
  6. ambi-
    around / both
  7. ante-
    before / in front of
  8. ano-
    procto-
    anus
  9. angio-
    vaso-
    vessel
  10. -algia
    pain
  11. bi-
    double
  12. bili-
    bile
  13. brady-
    slow
  14. broncho-
    bronchus
  15. cardio-
    heart
  16. cholecyst-
    gallbladder
  17. colo-
    colon
  18. cysto-
    bladder
  19. cyto-
    cell
  20. circum-
    around
  21. contra-
    opposite
  22. crani-
    cephalo-
    head
  23. derma-
    skin
  24. dys-
    difficult
  25. ecto-
    outside
  26. endo-
    within / into
  27. eu-
    normal / good
  28. ex-
    out / away from
  29. esophago-
    esophagus
  30. encephal-
    brain
  31. entero-
    intestines
  32. embolus
    moving clot
  33. -ectasis
    expansion / dilation
  34. -ectomy
    removal of
  35. -emia
    blood
  36. gastr-
    stomach
  37. gingiv-
    gums
  38. gloss-
    tongue
  39. glyco-
    sugar
  40. -graphy
    a recording of something
  41. -gram
    the record made
  42. hemi-
    half
  43. hetero-
    different
  44. homo-
    same
  45. hyper-
    excessive / above normal
  46. hypo-
    under / below normal
  47. hem-
    hemat-
    blood
  48. hepato-
    liver
  49. inter-
    between
  50. intra-
    within
  51. intro-
    in / into
  52. ileo-
    ileum
  53. -ism
    condition of
  54. -itis
    inflammation of
  55. -iatry
    treatment of
  56. jejuno-
    jejunum
  57. latero-
    side
  58. leuk-
    white
  59. lympho-
    lymph
  60. laryngo-
    larynx
  61. lipo-
    fat
  62. -lith
    stone / calculus
  63. -lithiasis
    presence of stones
  64. -lysis
    dissolving / disintergration
  65. -logy
    study of
  66. mal-
    bad
  67. macro-
    big
  68. mega-
    megal
    big / large
  69. micro-
    small
  70. mono-
    single
  71. multi-
    many
  72. myelo-
    spinal cord / marrow
  73. myo-
    musculo
    muscle
  74. myelo-
    marrow
  75. -megaly
    enlargement
  76. neo-
    new
  77. neuro-
    nerve
  78. nephro-
    kidney
  79. osteo-
    bone
  80. olig-
    small / few
  81. oculo-
    eye
  82. opthalmo-
    eye
  83. oto-
    ear
  84. oophoro-
    ovary
  85. orchido-
    testes
  86. -ology
    study of / science of
  87. -opathy
    disease of
  88. -orrhaphy
    surgical repair of
  89. -oma
    tumor
  90. -opsy
    viewing
  91. -orrhea
    discharge of / flow
  92. -osis
    condition of / disease of
  93. -ostomy
    opening of / outlet
  94. -otomy
    to incise
  95. pan-
    all
  96. path-
    disease
  97. peri-
    around
  98. poly-
    many
  99. post-
    after / behind
  100. pre-
    pro-
    before / in front of
  101. pseudo-
    false
  102. pyro-
    fever
  103. phobia
    fear
  104. photo-
    light
  105. pyo-
    pus
  106. pharyngo-
    pharynx
  107. phlebo-
    vena-
    vein
  108. pulmo-
    pneumo-
    lungs
  109. psych-
    mind
  110. pyelo-
    kidney pelvis
  111. -paresis
    partial paralysis
  112. -pathy
    disease
  113. -penia
    dificiency / lack of / decrease of
  114. -phagia
    eating / swallowing
  115. plasia
    growth / formation of
  116. -plasty
    repair of / shaping of
  117. -plegia
    paralysis
  118. quad-
    four
  119. retro-
    backward / behind
  120. rhino-
    nose
  121. recto-
    rectum
  122. reno-
    kidney
  123. -rrhage
    bursting forth
  124. -rrhaphy
    suture of
  125. -rrhea
    flow / discharge of
  126. scler-
    hardening
  127. semi-
    one half
  128. sub-
    under / below
  129. supra-
    above / excessive
  130. stomato-
    mouth
  131. salpingo-
    fallopian tube
  132. -scope
    instrument to see
  133. -scopy
    process of examining
  134. -stenosis
    narrowing / stricture
  135. tachy-
    fast
  136. trans-
    across / over
  137. tri-
    three
  138. therm-
    heat
  139. tonsillo-
    tonsils
  140. tracheo-
    trachea
  141. thoraco-
    chest
  142. thrombo-
    clot of blood
  143. ultra-
    beyond
  144. un-
    not / back / reversal
  145. uni-
    one
  146. urethro-
    urethra
  147. uretero-
    ureter
  148. utero-
    womb / uterus
  149. vaso-
    vessel
  150. vagino-
    colpo-
    vagina
  151. -phasia
    speech
  152. -phobia
    fear of

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