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Prefix or SuffixDefinitionExample
a-not, an absence of,Avascular
-aemiarelated to bloodBacteraemia
-algiapainHyperalgia
angio-vesselAngiogram
ante-beforeAntenatal
anti-attacks, treats conditionAntibacterial
arthro-related to a jointArtherosclerosis
-asean enzymeLipase
baro-pressureBaroreceptor
bi-two ofBifurcation
brady-slowBradycardia
cardio-related to the heartCardioversion
-centesisto punctureThoracocentesis
cephal-headCephalic
contra-to go againstContraindicated
-cystrelated to the bladderCystoscopy
-cyt(e,o)-cell(s)Cytoplasm
dys-abnormalDysuria
-ectomyremoval ofHysterectomy
endo-insideEndometrium
erythr(o)-red cellsErythrocyte
extra-outsideExtracellular
gastr(o)-stomachGastro
gen(esis)-origin, newPathogen
gloss-tongueGlossitis
glyc(o)-glucose (sugar)Glycogenesis
hem(ato)-bloodHaematopoiesis
hemi-halfHemiplegia
hepat(o)-liverHepatocyte
hyper-high, elevatedHyperglycaemia
hypo-low, depressedHypoglycaemia
intra-withinIntraocyte
itis-inflammationItisocyte
leuk(o)-white cellsLeukaemia
lip(id, o)-fatLipocyte
lysis-break up, to destroyLysisocyte
macro-largeMacrosomia
mal-bad, poorMalglycaemia
-mega(y, lo)-largeMegaocyte
my(o)-muscleMyocyte
nephro-kidneyNephrectomy
-omatumourAdenoma
osteo-boneOsteoocyte
-ostomyto create an openingColostomy
-otomycut intoCraniotomy
-paeniadeficiencyLymphopaenia
pan-all, wholePansystolic
para-besideParanasal
-peniadeficiencyPeniaocyte
peri-aroundPeriocyte
-phagiaeatingDyphagia
-phasiaspeechDysphasia
-plastysurgical repairRhinoplasty
-plegiaparalysisParaplegia
pneumo-lungPneumonitis
poly-many, muchPolyuria
pseudo-falsPseudoaneurysm
py-pusPyuria
-sclerosishardeningAtherosclerosis
tachy-fastTachycardia
thoraco-chestThoracostomy
thrombo-blood clotThrombdytic
trans-across or throughTransthoracic
-uriarelating to urineHaematuria
vaso-blood vesselVasospasm

 


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