Prefixes & suffixes

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Prefixes & suffixes
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2011-07-06 09:07:34
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  1. iasis (Suffix)
    condition of

    • Medical Term:
    • cholelithiasis (condition of gallbaldder stones)
  2. iatric (Suffix)
    medicine

    • Medical Term:
    • pediatric (child medicine)
  3. ic (Suffix)
    Pertaining to

    • Medical Term:
    • enteric (pertaining to the small intestines)
  4. inter (Prefix)
    between

    • Medical Term:
    • intercostal (between ribs)
  5. intra (Prefix)
    within

    • Medical Term:
    • intra-aortic (within the aorta)
  6. isis, asis (Suffix)
    condition of

    • Medical Term:
    • metastasis (condition of change in)
  7. itis (Suffix)
    inflammation of

    • Medical Term:
    • gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
  8. juxta (Prefix)
    near

    • Medical Term:
    • juxtaepiphysial (near epiphysis or part of long bone)
  9. kinesis (Prefix or Suffix)
    movement

    • Medical Term:
    • metakinesis (moving apart)
  10. kypho (Prefix)
    humped

    • Medical Term:
    • kyphosis (condition of being humpbacked)
  11. logia, logy (Suffix)
    science of

    • Medical Term:
    • cardiology (heart science or study of)
  12. lysis (Suffix)
    disintegration

    • Medical Term:
    • osteolysis (bone breakdown)
  13. macro (Prefix)
    large, long

    • Medical Term:
    • macrostomia (large mouth)
  14. malacia (Prefix or Suffix)
    softening

    • Medical Term:
    • chondromalacia (soft cartilage)
  15. med, medi, medio (Prefix or Suffix)
    middle

    • Medical Term:
    • mediocarpal (middle of the carpal bone)
  16. mega, megaly (Prefix or Suffix)
    enlargement

    • Medical Term:
    • cardiomegaly (large heart)
  17. micro (mostly Prefix)
    small

    • Medical Term:
    • microscope (small look)
  18. mono (Prefrix)
    single, one

    • Medical Term:
    • mononucleosis (condition of large outbreak of one nucleus lymphocytes)
  19. multi (Prefix)
    many

    • Medical Term:
    • multifocal (many locations)
  20. neo (Prefix)
    new

    • Medical Term:
    • neonatal (newborn)
  21. ob (Prefix)
    against

    • Medical Term:
    • obtunded (against or mentally dull)
  22. oid (Suffix)
    like, shape; resemble

    • Medical Term:
    • mucoid (mucouslike)
  23. oligo (Prefix or Suffix)
    few

    • Medical Term:
    • oliguria (diminished urination)
  24. ology (Suffix)
    study of

    • Medical Term:
    • neurology (study of the nerves)
  25. oma (Suffix)
    tumor

    • Medical Term:
    • lymphoma (lymph tumor)
  26. osis (Suffix)
    condition

    • Medical Term:
    • pediculosis (condition of lice infestation)
  27. otomy (Suffix)
    incision

    • Medical Term:
    • craniotomy (skull incision)

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