D-K: Medical c/f, suffixes, prefixes

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Letters D-K of medical combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes
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  1. dacry/o
    tear
  2. dacryoaden/o
    tear gland
  3. dacryocyst/o
    tear sac; lacrimal sac
  4. dactyl/o
    fingers; toes
  5. de-
    lack of; down; less; removal of
  6. dem/o
    people
  7. dent/i
    tooth
  8. derm/o
    skin
  9. -derma
    skin
  10. dermat/o
    skin
  11. desicc/o
    drying
  12. -desis
    bind; tie together
  13. dia-
    complete; through
  14. diaphor/o
    sweat
  15. -dilation
    widening; stretching; expanding
  16. dipl/o
    double
  17. dips/o
    thirst
  18. dist/o
    far; distant
  19. dors/o
    back (of body)
  20. dorsi-
    back
  21. -dote
    to give
  22. -drome
    to run
  23. duct/o
    to lead, carry
  24. duoden/o
    duodenum
  25. dur/o
    dura mater
  26. -dynia
    pain
  27. dys-
    bad; painful; difficult; abnormal
  28. -eal
    pertaining to
  29. ec-
    outside; out
  30. echo-
    reflected sound
  31. -ectasia
    dilation; dilatation; widening
  32. -ectasis
    dilation; dilatation; widening
  33. ecto-
    out; outside
  34. -ectomy
    removal; excision; resection
  35. -edema
    swelling
  36. -elasma
    flat plate
  37. electr/o
    electricity
  38. em-
    in
  39. -ema
    condition
  40. -emesis
    vomiting
  41. -emia
    blood condition
  42. -emic
    pertaining to blood condition
  43. emmetr/o
    in due measure
  44. en-
    in; within
  45. encephal/o
    brain
  46. end-
    in; within
  47. endo-
    in; within
  48. enter/o
    intestines (usually small)
  49. eosin/o
    red; rosy; dawn-colored
  50. epi-
    above; upon; on
  51. epididym/o
    epididymis
  52. epiglott/o
    epiglottis
  53. episi/o
    vulva (female external genitalia)
  54. epitheli/o
    epithelium; skin
  55. equin/o
    horse
  56. -er
    one who
  57. erg/o
    work
  58. erythem/o
    flushed; redness
  59. erythr/o
    red
  60. -esis
    action; condition; state of
  61. eso-
    inward
  62. esophag/o
    esophagus
  63. esthes/o
    nervous sensation (feeling)
  64. -esthesia
    nervous sensation
  65. esthesi/o
    nervous sensation
  66. estr/o
    female
  67. ethm/o
    sieve
  68. eti/o
    cause
  69. eu-
    good; normal
  70. -eurysm
    widening
  71. ex-
    out; away from
  72. exanthemat/o
    rash
  73. exo-
    out; away from
  74. extra-
    outside
  75. faci/o
    face
  76. fasci/o
    fascia (membrane supporting muscles)
  77. femor/o
    femu (thigh bone)
  78. -ferent
    to carry
  79. fibr/o
    fiber
  80. fibros/o
    fibrous connective tissue
  81. fibul/o
    fibula
  82. -fication
    process of making
  83. -fida
    split
  84. flex/o
    bend
  85. fluor/o
    luminous
  86. follicul/o
    follicle; small sac
  87. -form
    resembling; in the shape of
  88. fung/i
    fungus; mushroom (lower organism lacking chlorophyll)
  89. furc/o
    forking; branching
  90. -fusion
    to pour; to come together
  91. galact/o
    milk
  92. ganglion/o
    ganglion; collection of nerve cell bodies
  93. gastr/o
    stomach
  94. -gen
    substance that produce
  95. -genesis
    producing; forming
  96. -genic
    produced by or in
  97. ger/o
    old age
  98. geront/o
    old age
  99. gest/o
    pregnancy
  100. gester/o
    pregnancy
  101. gingiv/o
    gum
  102. glauc/o
    gray
  103. gli/o
    glial cells; neuroglial cells (supportive tissue of nervous system)
  104. -globin
    protein
  105. -globulin
    protein
  106. glomerul/o
    glomerulus
  107. gloss/o
    tongue
  108. gluc/o
    sugar; glucose
  109. glyc/o
    sugar; glucose
  110. glycogen/o
    glycogen; animal starch
  111. glycos/o
    glucose; sugar
  112. gnos/o
    knowledge
  113. gon/o
    seed
  114. gonad/o
    sex glands
  115. goni/o
    angle
  116. -grade
    to go
  117. -gram
    record
  118. granul/o
    granules
  119. -graph
    instrument for recording
  120. -graphy
    process of recording
  121. gravid/o
    pregnancy
  122. -gravida
    pregnant woman
  123. gynec/o
    woman; female
  124. hallucin/o
    hallucination
  125. hem/o
    blood
  126. hemat/o
    blood
  127. hemi-
    half
  128. hemoglobin/o
    hemoglobin
  129. hepat/o
    liver
  130. herni/o
    hernia
  131. -hexia
    state of
  132. hidr/o
    sweat
  133. hist/o
    tissue
  134. histi/o
    tissue
  135. home/o
    sameness; unchanging; constant
  136. hormon/o
    hormone
  137. humer/o
    humerus (upper arm bone)
  138. hydr/o
    water
  139. hyper-
    above; excessive
  140. hypn/o
    sleep
  141. hypo-
    deficient; below; under; less than normal
  142. hypophys/o
    pituitary gland
  143. hyster/o
    uterus; womb
  144. -ia
    condition
  145. -iac
    pertaining to
  146. -iasis
    abnormal condition
  147. iatr/o
    physician; treatment
  148. -ic
    pertaining to
  149. -ical
    pertaining to
  150. ichthy/o
    dry; scaly
  151. -icle
    small
  152. idi/o
    unknown; individual; distinct
  153. -ile
    pertaining to
  154. ile/o
    ileum
  155. ili/o
    ilium
  156. immun/o
    immune; protection; safe
  157. in-
    in; into; not
  158. -in; -ine
    a substance
  159. -ine
    pertaining to
  160. infra-
    below; inferior to; beneath
  161. inguin/o
    groin
  162. insulin/o
    insulin (pancreatic hormone)
  163. inter-
    between
  164. intra-
    within; into
  165. iod/o
    iodine
  166. ion/o
    ion; to wander
  167. -ion
    process
  168. -ior
    pertaining to
  169. ipsi-
    same
  170. ir-
    in
  171. ir/o
    iris
  172. irid/o
    iris
  173. isch/o
    to hold back; back
  174. is/o
    same; equal
  175. ischi/o
    ischium (part of hip bone)
  176. -ism
    process; condition
  177. -ist
    specialist
  178. -itis
    inflammation
  179. -itus
    condition
  180. -ium
    structure; tissue
  181. jaund/o
    yellow
  182. jejun/o
    jejunum
  183. kal/i
    potassium
  184. kary/o
    nucleus
  185. kerat/o
    cornea; hard, horny tissue
  186. kern-
    nucleus (collection of nerve cells in the brain)
  187. ket/o
    ketones; acetones
  188. keton/o
    ketones; acetones
  189. kines/o
    movement
  190. kinesi/o
    movement
  191. -kinesia
    movement
  192. -kinesis
    movement
  193. klept/o
    to steal
  194. kyph/o
    humpback

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