combining forms, prefix, suffix

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aden/o gland
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
chem/o chemical
cis/o to cut
dermat/o skin
enter/o small intestines
gastr/o stomach
gynec/o female
hemat/o blood
hydr/o water
immun/o immune
laryng/o voice box
morph/o shape
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
ophthalm/o eye
ot/o ear
pulmon/o lung
rhin/o nose
ur/o urine, urinary tract
bi- two
hemi- half
mono- one
multi- many
nulli- none
poly- many
quad- four
semi- partial, half
tri- three
uni- one
a- without,away from
an- without
ante- before
anti- against
auto- self
brady- slow
dys- painful,difficult
endo- within,inner
epi- upon,over
eu- normal,good
hetero- different
homo- same
hyper- over,above
hypo- under,below
infra- under,beneath,below
inter- among,between
intra- within,inside
macro- large
micro- small
neo- new
pan- all
para- beside,beyond,near
per- through
peri- around
post- after
pre- before,in front of
pseudo- false
retro- backward,behind
sub- below,under
super- above,excess
supra- above
tachy- fast
trans- through,across
ultra- beyond,excess
-algia pain
-cele hernia,protrusion
-cise cut
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectasis dilation
-gen that which produce (what it produces)
-genesis produces,generates(process)
-genic producing, produced by
-ia state,condition
-iasis abnormal condition
-ism state of
-itis inflammation
-logist one who studies
-logy study of
-lysis destruction
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement,large
-oma tumor,mass
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-plasia development,growth
-plasm formation,development
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage excessive,abnormal blood flow
-rrhea discharge,flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-stenosis narrowing
-therapy treatment
-trophy nourishment,development
-centesis puncture to withdraw fluid
-ectomy surgical removal
-ostomy surgically create an opening
-otomy cutting into
-pexy surgical fixation(broken bone)
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-gram record or picture
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry process of measuring
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy process of visually examining
abdomin/o abdomen
adip/o fat
anter/o front
brachi/o arm
caud/o tail
cephal/o head
cervic/o neck
chondr/o cartilage
crani/o skull
crur/o leg
cyt/o cell
dist/o away from
dors/o back of body
epitheli/o epithelium
glute/o buttock
hist/o tissue
infer/o below
later/o side
medi/o middle
muscul/o muscle
neur/o nerve
organ/o organ
oste/o bone
pelv/o pelvis
peritone/o peritoneum
pleur/o pleura
poster/o back
proxim/o near to
pub/o genital region
somat/o body
spin/o spine
super/o above
system/o system
thorac/o chest
ventr/o belly
vertebr/o vertebra
viscer/o internal organ
albin/o white
bi/o life
cry/o cold
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
derma/o skin
dermat/o skin
diaphor/o profuse sweating
electr/o electricity
erythr/o red
hidr/o sweat
itchthy/o scaly,dry
kerat/o hard,horny
leuk/o white
lip/o fat
melan/o black
myc/o fungus
necr/o death
pil/o hair
phot/o light
py/o pus
scler/o hard
seb/o oil
trich/o hair
vesic/o bladder
xer/o dry
-derma skin
-opsy view of
-tome instrument used to cut
allo- other, different of usual
xeno- strange,foreign
ankyl/o stiff joint
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
burs/o sac
cervic/o neck
chondr/o cartilage
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
fasci/o fibrous band
fibr/o fibers
kinesi/o movement
kyph/o hump
lord/o bent backwards
medull/o inner portion
muscul/o muscle
myocardi/o heart muscle
myel/o bone marrow
my/o muscle
myos/o muscle
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
ped/o child,foot
pelv/o pelvis
plant/o sole of foot
pod/o foot
sacr/o sacrum
scoli/o rooked,bent
spondyl/o vertebrae
stern/o sternum
synovi/o synovial membrane
synov/o synovial membrane
tars/o ankle
ten/o tendon
tend/o tendon
tendin/o tendon
thorac/o chest
vertebr/o vertebra
-asthenia weakness
-blast immature,embryonic
-clasia to surgically break
-desis stabilize,fuse
-kinesia movement
-listhesis slipping
-porosis porous
-tonia tone
ab- away from
ad- toward
circum- around
angi/o vessel
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
ather/o fatty substance
atri/o atrium
cardi/o heart
coron/o heart
hemangi/o blood vessel
phleb/o vein
sphygm/o pulse
steth/o chest
thromb/o clot
valv/o valve
valvul/o valve
vascul/o blood vessel
vas/o vessel,duct
ven/o vein
ventricul/o ventricle
-manometer instrument to measure pressure
-ole small
-ule small
-tension pressure
agglutin/o clumping
bas/o base
chrom/o color
coagul/o clotting
eosin/o rosy red
fibrin/o fibers,fibrous
granul/o granules
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
immun/o proctection/immunity
leuk/o white
lymph/o lymph
lymphaden/o lymph node
lymphangi/o lymph vessel
neutr/o neutral
path/o disease
phag/o eat,swallow
sanguin/o blood
splen/o spleen
thromb/o clot
tonsill/o tonsils
tox/o poison
-globulin protein
-apheresis removal,carry away
-cytosis more than the normal number of cells
-emia blood condition
-globin protein
-penia abnormal decrease, too few
-phil attracted to
-poiesis formation
-stasis stand still