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Glossary of Anatomy Prefixes and Suffixes 2

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A-
without, not
Adipo-
fat
Arthro-
joint
Blasto-
germ or bud
Bronchi-
refers to the bronchi or various air passage-way (ducts) associated with the lungs
Bucca-
pertaining to the mouth or cheek
chrondro-
cartilage
chromo-
color or pigment
ecto-
outer, external
endo-
internal or within
epi-
on, upon, at outer, or covering
exo-
outside, outer, or external
heme-
a red, iron-containing pigment found in red blood cells
hepato-
liver
hetero-
differnt, other
histo-
tissue
homo-
same or like
hydro-
water
infra-
below
inter-
between
intra-
inside, within
iso-
same, equal
lipo-
fat, or lipid
macro-
large
mamma-
breast
meso-
middle
micro-
small
mono-
single or one
morph-
form or structure
multi-
many
myo-
muscle
nephro-
kidney
osteo-
bone
para-
near, alongside
peri-
around
phag-
eat
pneumo-
air, breathing
poly-
many
retro-
behind
sub-
under, below
supra-
above or beyond
syn-
together
-blast
indicates an immature stage in cellular development
-cyte
cell
-clast
breaking into parts or smaller divisions
-itis
inflammation
-ology
study of
-osis
a state or condition, usually indicates an increase in the condition
neuro
nerve

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