L-Phi: Medical c/f, prefixes, suffixes

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  1. labi/o
    lip
  2. lacrim/o
    tear; tear duct; lacrimal duct
  3. lact/o
    milk
  4. lamin/o
    lamina (part of vertebral arch)
  5. lapar/o
    abdominal wall; abdomen
  6. -lapse
    slide; fall; droop; sag
  7. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  8. later/o
    side
  9. leiomy/o
    smooth (visceral) muscle
  10. -lemma
    sheath, covering
  11. -lepsy
    seizure
  12. lept/o
    thing; slender
  13. -leptic
    pertaining to seizing; taking hold of
  14. leth/o
    death
  15. leuk/o
    white
  16. lex/o
    word; phrase
  17. -lexia
    word; phrase
  18. ligament/o
    ligament
  19. lingu/o
    tongue
  20. lip/o
    fat; lipid
  21. -listhesis
    slipping
  22. lith/o
    stone; calculus
  23. -lithiasis
    condition of stones
  24. -lithotomy
    incision (for removal) of a stone
  25. lob/o
    lobe
  26. log/o
    study
  27. -logy
    study (process of)
  28. lord/o
    curve; swayback
  29. -lucent
    to shine
  30. lumb/o
    lower back; loin
  31. lute/o
    yellow
  32. lux/o
    slide
  33. lymph/o
    lymph
  34. lymphaden/o
    lymph gland (node)
  35. lymphangio/o
    lymph vessel
  36. -lysis
    breakdown; separation; destruction; loosening
  37. -lytic
    reducing; destroying; separating; breakdown
  38. macro-
    large
  39. mal-
    bad
  40. -malacia
    softening
  41. malleol/o
    malleolus
  42. mamm/o
    breast
  43. mandibul/o
    mandible (lower jaw)
  44. -mania
    obsessive preoccupation
  45. mast/o
    breast
  46. mastoid/o
    mastoid process (behind the ear)
  47. maxill/o
    maxillary (upper jaw bone)
  48. meat/o
    meatus (opening)
  49. medi/o
    middle
  50. mediastin/o
    mediastinum
  51. medull/o
    medulla (inner section); middle; soft, marrow
  52. mega-
    large
  53. -megaly
    enlargement
  54. melan/o
    black
  55. men/o
    menses; menstruation
  56. mening/o
    meninges (membrane covering the spinal cord and brain)
  57. meningi/o
    meninges
  58. ment/o
    mind; chin
  59. meso-
    middle
  60. meta-
    beyond; change
  61. metacarp/o
    metacarpals (hand bones)
  62. metatars/o
    metatarsals (foot bones)
  63. -meter
    measure
  64. metr/o
    uterus (womb); measure
  65. metri/o
    uterus
  66. mi/o
    smaller; less
  67. micro-
    small
  68. -mimetic
    mimic; copy
  69. -mission
    send
  70. mon/o
    one; single
  71. morph/o
    shape; form
  72. mort/o
    death
  73. -mortem
    death
  74. -motor
    movement
  75. muc/o
    mucus
  76. mucos/o
    mucous membrane (mucosa)
  77. multi-
    mand
  78. mut/a
    genetic change
  79. mutagen/o
    causing genetic change
  80. my/o
    muscle
  81. myc/o
    fungus
  82. mydr/o
    wide
  83. myel/o
    spinal cord; bone marrow
  84. myocardi/o
    myocardium (heart muscle)
  85. myom/o
    muscle tumor
  86. myos/o
    muscle
  87. myring/o
    tympanic membrane (eardrum)
  88. myx/o
    mucus
  89. narc/o
    numbness; stupor; sleep
  90. nas/o
    nose
  91. nat/i
    birth
  92. natr/o
    sodium
  93. necr/o
    death
  94. nect/o
    bind, tie, connect
  95. neo-
    new
  96. nephr/o
    kidney
  97. neur/o
    nerve
  98. neutr/o
    neither; neutral; neutrophil
  99. nid/o
    nest
  100. noct/o
    night
  101. norm/o
    rule; order
  102. nos/o
    disease
  103. nucle/o
    nucleus
  104. nulli-
    none
  105. nyct/o
    night
  106. obstetr/o
    pregnancy; childbirth
  107. ocul/o
    eye
  108. odont/o
    tooth
  109. odyn/o
    pain
  110. -oid
    resembling; derived from
  111. -ole
    little; small
  112. olecran/o
    olecranon (elbow)
  113. olig/o
    scanty
  114. om/o
    shoulder
  115. -oma
    tumor; mass; fluid collection
  116. omphal/o
    umbilicus (navel)
  117. onc/o
    tumor
  118. -one
    hormone
  119. onych/o
    nail (of fingers or toes)
  120. o/o
    egg
  121. oophor/o
    ovary
  122. -opaque
    obscure
  123. ophthalm/o
    eye
  124. -opia
    vision condition
  125. -opsia
    vision condition
  126. -opsy
    view of
  127. opt/o
    eye; vision
  128. optic/o
    eye; vision
  129. -or
    one who
  130. or/o
    mouth
  131. orch/o
    testis
  132. orchi/o
    testis
  133. orchid/o
    testis
  134. -orexia
    appetite
  135. orth/o
    straight
  136. -ose
    full of; pertaining to; sugar
  137. -osis
    condition, usually abnormal
  138. -osmia
    smell
  139. ossicul/o
    ossicle (small bone)
  140. oste/o
    bone
  141. -ostosis
    condition of bone
  142. ot/o
    ear
  143. -otia
    ear condition
  144. -ous
    pertaining to
  145. ov/o
    egg
  146. ovari/o
    ovary
  147. ovul/o
    egg
  148. ox/o
    oxygen
  149. -oxia
    oxygen
  150. oxy-
    rapid; sharp; acid
  151. oxysm/o
    sudden
  152. pachy-
    heavy; thick
  153. palat/o
    palate (roof of mouth)
  154. palpebr/o
    eyelid
  155. pan-
    all
  156. pancreat/o
    pancreas
  157. papill/o
    nipple-like; optic disc (disk)
  158. par-
    other than; abnormal
  159. para-
    near; beside; abnormal; apart from; along the side of
  160. -para
    to bear, bring forth (live births)
  161. -parous
    to bear, bring forth
  162. parathyroid/o
    parathyroid glands
  163. -paresis
    weakness
  164. -pareunia
    sexual intercourse
  165. -partum
    birth; labor
  166. patell/a
    patella
  167. patell/o
    patella
  168. path/o
    disease
  169. -pathy
    disease condition; emotion
  170. pector/o
    chest
  171. ped/o
    child; foot
  172. pelv/i
    pelvis; hip region
  173. pelv/o
    pelvis; hip region
  174. pend/o
    hang
  175. -penia
    deficiency
  176. pen/o
    penis
  177. -pepsia
    digestion
  178. per-
    through
  179. peri-
    surrounding
  180. perine/o
    perineum
  181. peritone/o
    peritoneum
  182. perone/o
    fibula
  183. -pexy
    fixation; to put in place
  184. phac/o
    lens of eye
  185. phag/o
    to eat; swallow
  186. -phage
    eat; swallow
  187. -phagia
    condition of eating; swallowing
  188. phak/o
    lengs of eye
  189. phalang/o
    phalanges (of fingers or toes)
  190. phall/o
    penis
  191. pharmac/o
    drug
  192. pharmaceut/o
    drug
  193. pharyng/o
    throat (pharynx)
  194. phas/o
    speech
  195. -phasia
    speech
  196. phe/o
    dusky; dark
  197. -pheresis
    removal
  198. phil/o
    like; love; attraction to
  199. -phil
    attraction for
  200. -philia
    attraction for
  201. phim/o
    muzzle

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