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Glossary of PREFIXES, SUFFIXES, WORD PARTS

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ALGESIO
SENSITIVITY TO PAIN
BIO
LIFE OR LIVING
CARDIO
HEART
CINO
TO SECRETE
DENTO / ODONTO
TOOTH
ESTHESIO
FEELING
GERA / GERO / GERONTO
AGED
GYNECO
FEMALE
IMMUNO
IMMUNITY
LARYNGO
LARYNX
NEURO
NERVE OR NERVOUS SYSTEM
OBSTETRO
MIDWIFE
ONCO
TUMOR
OPHTHALMO
EYE
OPT / OPTIC
VISION
ORO
MOUTH
ORTHO
STRAIT
OTO
EAR
PATHO
DISEASE
PEDO
CHILD OR FOOT
PHARMACO
DRUGS OR MEDICINE
PHARMACEUTO
DRUGS
PHYSIO
NATURE
PLASTO
REPAIR
PODO
FOOT
PSYCHO
MIND
RADIO
RADIUS OR RADIANT ENERGY
RHEUMATO
RHEUMATISM
RHINO
NOSE
THERAPEUTO
TREATMENT
TOMO
TO CUT
TOXO / TOXICO
POISON
URO
URINE OR URINARY TRACT
AN-
NOT OR WITHOUT
ANA
UP OR AGAIN
END- / ENDO-
INSIDE
PES-
FOOT
-AC / AL / IC
PERTAINING TO
-CRINE
TO SECRETE
-ER / -IST
ONE WHO
-IA
CONDITON
-IATRICIAN
PRACTITIONER
-IATRICS / -IATRY
MEDICINE
-ISM
CONDITION, THEORY OR PROCESS
-LOGIST
ONE WHO STUDIES
-LOGY
STUDY OF OR SCIENCE OF
-OPSY
TO VIEW
-POD
FOOT
-TOMY
INCISION
ABDOMINO
ABDOMEN
ANTERO
ANTERIOR
ECRO
EXTREMITIES
BLEPHAR
EYELID
CAUDO
TAIL, LOWER PORTION OF THE BODY
CEPHALO
HEAD
CHIRO
HAND
CRANIO
SKULL
CYANO
BLUE
DACTYLO
DIGITS, FINGERS AND TOES
DISTO / TELE
DISTANT
DORSO
DORSAL, BACK SIDE
ELECTRO
ELECTRICITY
ENCEPHALO
BRAIN
GIGANTO
LARGE
GRAMO
TO PRINT OR RECORD
INFERO
INFERIOR, SITUATED BELOW
KINESIO
MOVEMENT
LATERO
SIDE
MEDIO
MEDIAL, MIDDLE
MYO
MUSCLE
OMPHALO
UMBILICUS
PELVI
PELVIS
PERITONO
PERITONEUM
POSTERO
POSTERIOR
PROXIMO
NEAR
SOMA / SOMATO
BODY
SPINO
SPINE
SUPERO
SUPERIOR, UPERMOST
THORACO
CHEST
VENTRO
VENTRAL, BELLY
ANTI-
AGAINST
BI-
TWO
BRADY-
SLOW
DYS-
BAD, PAINFUL OR DIFFICULT
EN-
IN OR INSIDE
MEGA-
LARGE
TACHY-
FAST
UNI-
ONE
-AD
TOWARD
-DYNIA
PAIN
-EAL
PERTAINING TO
-GRAM
A RECORD
-GRAPH
A RECORDING INSTRUMENT
-GRAPHY
PROCESS OF RECORDING
-ITIS
INFLAMATION, INFECTION
-MEGALY
ENLARGEMENT
-OSIS
INCREASE
-PATHY
DISEASE
-PLASTY
SURGICAL REPAIR
-PNEA
BREATHING
-SPASM
CRAMP OR TWITCHING
AERO
AIR OR GAS
CELLULO
LITTLE CELL OR COMPARTMENT
CHLORO
GREEN
CHROMO
COLOR
COAGULO
COAGULATION
CYTO
CELL
ERYTHRO
RED
FIBRINO
FIBRIN
HEMA / HEMO
BLOOD
HYDRO
WATER
ISO
EQUAL
KARYO / NUCLEO
NUCLEUS
LEUKO
WHITE
LOGO
WORDS OR STUDY
LYSO
DESTRUCTION OR DISSOLVING
MACRO / MEGALO
LARGE OR ENLARGED
MELANO
BLACK
MICRO
SMALL
MORPHO
SHAPE, FORM
MUCO
MUCUS
NORMO
NORMAL
PHAGO
TO EAT
PHILO
ATTRACTION
POIKILO
IRREGULAR
SCOPO
TO VIEW OR EXAMINE
SPHERO
ROUND
THROMBO
THROMBUS OR CLOT
VASCULO
VESSEL
XANTHO
YELLOW
A-
NO, NOT, WITHOUT
EXTRA-
OUTSINDE
HYPER-
EXCESSIVE
HYPO-
BELOW NORMAL
INTER-
BETWEEN
INTRA-
WITHIN
POLY-
MANY
TRANS-
ACROSS
-ANT
THAT WHICH CAUSES
-AR
PERTAINING TO
-ATE
TO CAUSE AN ACTION OR THE RESULT OF AN ACTION
-CYTE
CELL
-ECTOMY
ROMOVAL OF, EXCISION
-EMIA
BLOOD
-LYSIN
SUBSTANCE THAT DISSOLVES OR DESTROYS
-LYSIS
DESTRUCTION
-LYTIC
CAPABLE OF DESTROYING
-OID
LIKE OR RESEMBLING
-OPIA
VISION
-OUS
PERTAINING TO OR CHARACTERIZED BY
-PENIA
DECREASED, DEFICIENT
-PHYLAXIS
PROTECTION
-POIESIS
PRODUCTION
-POIETIN
THAT WHICH CAUSES PRODUCTION
-SCOPE
INSTRUMENT USED TO VIEW OR EXAMINE
-SCOPY
VIEWING
-TIC
PERTAINING TO
-Y
STATE OR CONDITION
ADENO
GLAND
ANGIO
VESSEL
AORTO
AORTA
ARTERO / ARTERIO
ARTERY
ATHERO
YELLOWISH, FATTY PLAQUE
ATRIO
ATRIUM
CARCINO
CANCER
CORONO
CROWN
ECHO / SONO
SOUND
LYMPHADENO
LYMPH NODE
LYMPHAGIO
LYMPH VESSEL
OXI
OCYGEN
PHLEBO, VENI, VENO
VEIN
PHOTO
LIGHT
PULMONO
LUNG
SCLERO
HARD, HARDENING
SEPTO
SEPTUM, PARTITION
SINO
SINUS
SPLENO
SPLEEN
STETHO / THORACO
CHEST
THYMO
THYMUS
DE-
DOWN, FROM, REVERSING
EPI-
ABOVE OR UPON
PERI-
AROUND
tri-
three
-ary
pertaining to
-edema
swelling
-ium
membrane
-metry
process of measuring
-ole
small
-oma
tumor, swelling
-phobia
abnormal fear
-sclerosis
abnormal hardening
-stenosis
narrowing, stricture
-stomy
artificial opening
-tome
cutting instrument
acido
acid
alkal
alkaline, basic
anthraco
coal
atelo
imperfect or imcomplete
conio
dust
embolo
embolus
geno
origin or beginning
fibro
fiber or fibrus
litho
stone or calculous
malaco
softness, softening
naso / rhino
nose
orlo
mouth
palato
palate
pharyngo
pharynx
phaso
speech
phono
voice
phreno
diaphragm or mind
plaso
formation or development
PLEGO
PARALYSIS
PLEURO
PLEURA
PNEUMO
LUNGS OR AIR
PULMO / PULMONO
LUNGS
SPIRO
TO BREATH
TRACHEO
TRACHEA
EX-
OUT, WITHOUT, AWAY FROM
IN-
IN, INSIDE, OR NEGATIVE
META-
CHANGE, NEXT IN A SERIES
NEO-
NEW
SYM-, SYN
JOINED TOGETHER
-ALGIA
PAIN
-ATION
PROCESS
-CAPNIA
CARBON DIOXIDE
-CENTESIS
SURGICAL PUNCTURE
-ECTASIA / ECTASIS
STRETCHING OR DILATION
-GEN / GENESIS, GENOUS
ORIGIN, BEGINNING
-IASIS
CONDITION
-LITH
STONE OR CALCULUS
-MALACIA
SOFTNESS
-PLASIA
FORMATION OR DEVELOPMENT
-PLASM
FORMATION
-PLEGIA
PARALYSIS
-PTOSIS
PROLAPSE
-PTYSIS
SPITTING
-RRHEA
FLOW OR DISCHARGE
-STASIS
STOPPING OR CONTROLLING
AMYLO
STARCH
ANO
ANUS
APPENDO / APPENDICO
APPENDIX

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