Medical Term. Quiz

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Medical Term. Quiz
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Prefixes and suffixes used in the medical field
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  1. a-, ab-
    away from
  2. abdomin-
    relationg to the abdomen
  3. acous-
    relating to hearing
  4. a-, an-
    without, not
  5. ad-
    to, toward
  6. aden-
    gland
  7. adip-
    fat
  8. aesthesio-
    sensation
  9. ambi-
    positioned on both sides
  10. angio-
    vessel
  11. ano-
    anus
  12. ante-
    before
  13. anti-
    against
  14. arthr-
    joint
  15. aur-
    pertaining to the ear
  16. auto-
    self
  17. axill-
    pertaining to the armpit
  18. bi-
    two
  19. bili-
    bile
  20. bio-
    life
  21. blast-, -blast
    germ or bud
  22. brachi-
    arm
  23. brady-
    slow
  24. bucc-
    pertaining to the cheek
  25. burs-
    bursa
  26. cardi-
    heart
  27. carp(o)-
    wrist
  28. cephal-
    head
  29. cerebr-
    brain
  30. chole-
    gallbladder, bile
  31. chondr-
    cartilage
  32. chrom-
    color
  33. cili-
    pertaining to cilia, the eyelashes, or eyelids
  34. circum-
    around
  35. clast-
    break
  36. col(o)-, colon(o)-
    pertaining to the colon
  37. contra-
    against
  38. corp-
    body
  39. cost-
    rib
  40. cox-
    pertaining to the hip
  41. crani(o)-
    pertaining to the cranium
  42. cyst-
    pertaining to the bladder
  43. cyt-
    cell
  44. de-
    remove, decrease
  45. dent-
    teeth
  46. derm-
    skin
  47. di-
    two
  48. dia-
    through
  49. dis-
    separation, taking apart
  50. dors-
    petaining to the back
  51. dys-
    bad, difficult
  52. ect-
    outside, away from
  53. encephalo-
    pertaining to the brain
  54. endo-
    in, within
  55. enter(o)-
    intestine
  56. ep-, epi-
    above, upon
  57. episi-
    pertaining to the pubic region
  58. erythr-
    red
  59. eu-
    good, normal
  60. ex-
    out, away from
  61. extra-
    oustide
  62. fili-, filli-
    fine, hair like
  63. galact-
    milk
  64. gastro-
    stomach
  65. gloss-
    tongue
  66. gluc- glyc-
    sweet, glucose
  67. gynec-
    woman
  68. hema-
    blood
  69. hemi-
    half
  70. hepat-
    kidney
  71. hetero-
    varied, mixed
  72. hist-
    tissue
  73. homeo-
    similar, like
  74. hydr-
    water, hydrogen
  75. hyper-
    above, more than
  76. hypo-
    below, less than
  77. hyster-
    uterus
  78. in-
    into, not
  79. infra-
    below, underlying
  80. inter-
    between
  81. intra-
    within
  82. ipse-
    same
  83. iso-
    equal
  84. juxta-
    next to
  85. labi(o)-
    lip
  86. lacrim(o)-
    tear
  87. lact-
    milk
  88. lapar(o)-
    petaining to abdomen wall or flank
  89. laryng(o)-
    larynx
  90. later(o)-
    lateral
  91. leuk-
    white
  92. lip(o)-
    fat
  93. macro-
    large
  94. mal-
    bad
  95. mega-
    large, giant
  96. melan(o)-
    black color
  97. mening(o)-
    membrane
  98. mero-
    part
  99. meso-
    middle
  100. micro-
    small
  101. mono-
    one
  102. morph
    shape, form
  103. muscul-, myel-, myo
    muscle
  104. necr-
    dead
  105. neo-
    new
  106. nephr-
    kidney
  107. neur-
    nerve
  108. normo-
    normal
  109. oculo-
    eye
  110. odont-
    teeth
  111. onych-
    the nail of a finger or toe
  112. oophor-
    woman's ovaries
  113. opthalm-
    eye
  114. osseo-, ossi-, ost-
    bone
  115. ot-
    ear
  116. ov-
    egg
  117. para-
    beside
  118. path-
    disease
  119. ped-, pes-
    foot
  120. peri
    around
  121. phago-
    eat
  122. pharyng-
    pharynx
  123. phleb-
    vein
  124. phren-
    diaphragm
  125. pleura-
    ribs
  126. pneumo-
    air
  127. polio-
    gray
  128. poly-
    many
  129. post-
    after
  130. pre-
    before
  131. presby-
    old age
  132. pro-
    early, before
  133. psych-
    mind
  134. pulm-
    lung
  135. pyo-
    pus
  136. pyro-
    fever
  137. ren-
    kidney
  138. retro-
    behind
  139. rhin-
    nose
  140. salping-
    fallopian tubes
  141. sarc-
    flesh
  142. schizo-
    split, double sided
  143. sclero-
    hard, tough
  144. semi-
    partial, half
  145. sinistro-
    left side
  146. somat-
    body
  147. sperm-
    semen
  148. spleen-
    spleen
  149. stoma-
    mouth
  150. sub-
    below
  151. super-, supra-
    above, greater
  152. syn-, sym-
    connecting, with
  153. tachy-
    rapid
  154. thromb-
    clot
  155. tono-
    pressure
  156. tox-
    poison
  157. trache-
    trachea
  158. trans-
    across
  159. tympan-
    eardrum
  160. ultra-
    greater, beyond
  161. uni-
    one
  162. ur-
    urine
  163. vagin-
    vagina
  164. vas-
    vessel
  165. ventr-
    belly, stomach
  166. viscer-
    visceral organs
  167. -algia
    pain
  168. -ase
    enzyme
  169. -crine
    to secrete
  170. -ectomy
    surgically remove
  171. -emia
    blood
  172. -gen
    producing
  173. -graph
    writing
  174. -ic
    pertaining to
  175. -ist
    one who specializes in
  176. -itis
    inflammation
  177. -logy
    the sudy of
  178. -lysis
    fluid
  179. -meter
    measure
  180. -oid
    like, similar to
  181. -ole
    small
  182. -opia
    vision
  183. -osis
    state of having or being
  184. -ostomy
    new opening
  185. -penia
    absence or deficiency
  186. -plasm
    fluid
  187. -plegia, -plexy
    paralysis, stroke
  188. -phea, -pnea
    respiration, breathing
  189. -rrage
    to burst, excessive discharge
  190. -rrhea, -rrhoea
    flow
  191. -sect
    cut
  192. -some
    body
  193. -tomy
    cutting
  194. -tonic
    tones
  195. -trope
    to turn
  196. -trophe
    nourishment
  197. -ule, -ulus
    small

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