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Glossary of Aiphuong Le Med Vocab Lesson 2

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amphi-, ampho-
prefix
on both sides, around, both
ana-
prefix
up, back, against
apo-
prefix
away from
cata-, (cat- before a vowel or h)
prefix
downward, disordered
dia- (di- before a vowel)
prefix
through, across, apart
eso-
prefix
within, inner, inward
eu-
prefix
good, normal, healthy
heter-, hetero-
prefix
different, other, relationship to another
homo-, homeo-
prefix
same, likeness
meta- (met- before a vowel or h)
prefix
change, transformation, after, behind
para- (often par- before a vowel)
prefix
alongside, around, abnormal, beyond
pro-
prefix
before
pros-, prosth-
prefix
in place of
-al
adjective-forming suffix
pertaining to, located in
-ase
noun-forming suffix
names of enzymes
-asia, -asis
noun-forming suffix
state, condition
-ema, -emat
noun-forming suffix
state, condition
-esis
noun-forming suffix
state, condition procedure
-etic
adjective-forming suffix
pertaining to
-ics, -tic
noun-forming suffix
science or study of
-ism
noun-forming suffix
state, condition, quality
-ismus
noun-forming suffix
state, condition, muscular spasm
-oid, -ode, -id
noun+adjective-forming suffix
like, resembling
oma (-oma, -omat, -omata)
noun-forming suffix
usually tumor, occasionally disease
-ose
adjective-forming suffix
full of, resembling
-ous
adjective-forming suffix
pertaining to, characterized by, full of
-us
noun-forming suffix
condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
-ize
verb-forming suffix
to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in
-ate, -ide, -ite, -one
noun-forming suffix
names of chemical substance
-em-
combining form preceeded by a hyphen
coli-
words beginning with or containing coli- usually refer to the colon bacillus
cyst(i)-
words containing cyst(i)- usually refer to the urinary bladder
cholecyst-
words containing cholecyst- refer to the gallbladder
acr-
combining form
(highest point) extremities (particularly the hands and feet0
ambly-
combining form
dull, faint
carcin-
combining form
carcinoma, cancer
-cel-
combining form
hernia, tumor, swelling
cheir-, chir-
combining form
hand
chol(e)-
combining form
bile, gall
col(i)-, colon-
combining form
colon
cyan-
combining form
blue
cyst(i)-, -cystis
combining form
bladder, cyst
diplo-
combining form
double, twin
enter-
combining form
(small) intestine
erg-
combining form
action, work
gastr-
combining form
stomach
hem-, hemat-, -em-
combining form
blood
hepar-, hepat-
combining form
liver
lip-
combining form
fat
macr-
combining form
(abnormally) large or long
mega-, megal-
combining form
(abnormally) large or long
melan-
combining form
dark, black
micr-
combining form
(abnormally) small
nyct-
combining form
night
odyn-
combining form
pain
onc-
combining form
tumor
pachy-
combining form
thick
pseud-
combining form
false
py-
combining form
pus
sarc-
combining form
flesh, soft tissue
spasm-
combining form
spasm, involuntary muscular contraction
splen-
combining form
spleen
stom-, stomat-
combining form
mouth, opening
derma
skin
hepar
liver
meninx
one of the brain and spinal corcoveringds of the
soma
body

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