Prefixes & Suffixes - Exam 3

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Prefixes & Suffixes - Exam 3
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  1. a-, an-
    without, away from, not, no
  2. ab-
    away from, absent
  3. ante-
    before
  4. contra-
    opposite, against
  5. dys-
    difficult, painful, abnormal
  6. endo-
    within
  7. epi-
    above
  8. hyper-
    excessive, above
  9. hypo-
    below, deficient
  10. ortho-
    straight, upright
  11. peri-
    around, surrounding, about
  12. pro-
    before, in front of
  13. re-
    back, again
  14. retro-
    behind, backward
  15. trans-
    across, through, behind
  16. -ac
    pertaining to
  17. -al
    pertaining to
  18. -algia
    painful condition, pain
  19. -cele-
    hernia, swelling, sac
  20. -centesis
    puncture of a cavity
  21. -cyte
    cell
  22. -ectomy
    excision, removal of a body part
  23. -emia
    blood
  24. -graphy
    process of recording
  25. -ia
    condition
  26. -itis
    inflammation
  27. -lysis
    dissolution, setting free
  28. -megaly
    enlargement
  29. -oma
    tumor
  30. -orrhaphy
    repair
  31. -oscopy
    exam using a scope
  32. -osis
    condition, disease
  33. -otomy
    opening into
  34. -pathy
    disease, suffering
  35. -penia
    deficiency, lack of, decrease
  36. -plasty
    mold, shape, repair
  37. -pnea
    breathing
  38. -ptosis
    downward displacement, falling
  39. -rhea
    flow, discharge
  40. -scope
    instrument to visually examine
  41. -stasis
    control, constant level
  42. -stomy
    creation of an opening
  43. -tomy
    process of cutting
  44. -uria
    pertaining to urine

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