Prefixes and Suffixes

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Prefixes and Suffixes
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2010-09-14 15:57:07
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Medical prefixes, suffixes & combining forms
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  1. a-, an-
    Without, away from; not
  2. ab-, abs-
    From; away from; absent
  3. abdomin-, abdomino-
    abdomen
  4. Abort-, aborto-
    To miscarry
  5. Acanth-, acantho-
    Thorn; spine
  6. Acous-, acoust-, acousto-
    Hearing
  7. Acro-
    Extremity; top; extreme point
  8. Actin-, actino-
    Ray; some form of radiation
  9. Ad-
    Adherence; increase; toward
  10. -ad
    Toward; in the direction of.
  11. Aden-, Adeno-
    Gland
  12. Adip-, Adipo-
    Fat
  13. Adern-, Aderno-
    Aderenal glands
  14. -aemia
    blood
  15. aer-, aero-
    air or gas
  16. -aesthesia, aesthesio-, -esthesia
    sensation
  17. af-
    toward
  18. -agogue
    an agent that promotes the expulsion of a specific substance
  19. -agra
    sudden severe pain
  20. -al
    relating to (e.g. abdominal, intestinal). In chemistry, an aldehyde
  21. Albumin-, albumino-
    albumin
  22. -algesia, -algia
    suffering; pain
  23. algi-
    pain
  24. all-, allo-
    other
  25. amb-, ambi-
    both; on both sides; around; about
  26. amph-, amphi-, ampho-
    both; on both sides; on all sides; double; around; about
  27. ana-, an-
    up; againt; back
  28. andro-
    man; male; masculine
  29. angi-, angio-
    blod or lymph vessels
  30. aniso-
    unequal; asymmetrical; dissimilar
  31. ankyl-, ankylo-
    crooked; bent; fusion or growing togother of parts
  32. ant-, anti-
    againts
  33. ante-
    before
  34. antero-
    anterior; front; before
  35. anthropo-
    human beings; human life
  36. antr-, antro-
    antrum
  37. apo-
    from; derived from; searated from; opposed
  38. arch-, arche-, archi-
    First; principal; beginning; original
  39. arteri-, arterio-
    artery
  40. arthr-, arthro-
    joint
  41. -ase
    enzyme
  42. -asis, -esis, -iasis, -isis, -sis
    condition; pathological state
  43. astro-
    star; star-shaped
  44. atelo-
    Imperfect; incomplete
  45. ather-, athero-
    Fatty plaque
  46. atmo-
    steam; vapor
  47. atreto-
    absence of an opening
  48. aut-, auto-
    self
  49. axio-
    axis; the long axis of a tooth
  50. axo-
    axis; axon
  51. azot-, azoto-
    nitrogenous compounds
  52. Bacteri-, bacterio-
    bacteria; bacterium
  53. Balan-, balano-
    Glans clitorids; glans penis
  54. bar-, baro-
    weight; pressure
  55. basi-, basio-
    base; foundation
  56. bi-, bis-
    two; double; twice
  57. bili-
    bile
  58. bio-
    life
  59. blast-, -blast
    germ; bud; embryonic state of development
  60. blenn-, blenno-
    mucus
  61. blephar-, blepharo-
    eyelid
  62. brachio-
    arm
  63. brachy-
    short
  64. brady-
    slow
  65. brom-, bromo-
    bromine
  66. bronch-, bronchi-, broncho-
    airway
  67. bronchiol-, bronchiolo-
    bronchiole

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