medical terms

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medical terms
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prefixes, suffixes, and root words for medical terminology
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  1. -centesis
    • puncture, tap
    • amniocentesis
  2. -algia, dynia
    pain
  3. -cele
    tumor, hernia, swelling
  4. -ectomy
    excision
  5. -stomy
    an opening, surgical formation of
  6. -tome
    instrument for cutting
  7. -desis
    surgical fixation, fusion
  8. -pexy
    fixation
  9. -rraphy
    suture
  10. -plasty
    surgical correction, repair
  11. -lysis
    dissolution, breakdown
  12. -tripsy
    to crush, break
  13. -ectasis
    dialation, expansion
  14. -emia
    blood condition
  15. -gen, -genesis
    production, formation
  16. -gram
    record
  17. -graph
    instrument for recording
  18. -itis
    inflammation
  19. -lith
    stone, calculus
  20. -logist
    specalist
  21. -logy
    study of
  22. -malacia
    softening
  23. -megaly
    enlargement
  24. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  25. -oma
    tumor, mass
  26. -para
    alongside, near, abnormal
  27. -paresis
    partial paralysis
  28. -pathy
    disease
  29. -penia
    deficiency
  30. -phagia
    eating, ingestion
  31. -phasia
    speech
  32. -plegia
    paralysis
  33. -ptosis
    prolapse, drooping
  34. -rrhage, -rrhagia
    excessive flow, profuse fluid discharge
  35. -rrhea
    flow discharge
  36. -rrhexis
    rupture
  37. -scope
    instrument for visual exam
  38. -scopy
    visual exam
  39. -stasis
    standing still
  40. -stenosis
    narrowed, constricted
  41. -trophy
    nourishment, growth
  42. -toxic
    poison
  43. anter/o
    front
  44. cyt/o
    cell
  45. hist/o
    tissue
  46. home/o
    same, likeness, constant
  47. idi/o
    individual, distinct, unknown
  48. later/o
    side
  49. medi/o
    middle
  50. nucle/o
    nucleus
  51. path/o
    disease
  52. poster/o
    behind, towards back
  53. proxim/o
    near
  54. radi/o
    x-ray, radiation
  55. ventr/o
    belly, front of body
  56. viscer/o
    internal organs
  57. ultra-
    beyond, excess
  58. ab-
    away from
  59. ad-
    towards
  60. aden/o
    gland
  61. adip/o, lip/o, steat/o
    fat
  62. albin/o, leuk/o, leuc/o
    white
  63. crypt/o
    hidden, concealed
  64. cutane/o, dermat/o, derm/o
    skin
  65. cirrh/o, jaund/o, xanth/o
    orange-yellow; yellow
  66. cyan/o
    blue
  67. -cyte
    cell
  68. -derma
    skin
  69. erythem/o, erythr/o, rube/o
    red
  70. epi-
    above, over, upon
  71. hypo- , sub
    under, deficient, below
  72. hyper-
    above, excessive, beyond
  73. infra-
    below, beneath
  74. mamm/o, mast/o
    breast
  75. melan/o
    black
  76. peri-
    around, surrounding
  77. scler/o
    sclera
  78. squam/o
    squamous, scales
  79. trans-
    across

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