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Glossary of Health Vocabulary E-I

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e-(c)
without
-eal
pertaining to
ec-(ti, to)
outside, external
-ectasis
expansion, dilation, stretching
-ectomy
surgical removal of
electr-(o)
electrical
-emesis
vomit
-emia
blood
encephal-(o)
brain
endo-
within, innermost
enter-(i,o)
intestine
epi-
upon, over, upper
erythro
red
-esis
condition of
-esthesia
sensation, perception, feel
eu-
well, easy, normal
ex-(o)
outside of, beyond
faci-
face
-fascia
fibrous band
-ferous
producing
fibr-(a, i, o)
fiber, connective tissue
fore-
in front of
-form
having the form of, shape
-fuge
driving away, expelling
galacto-
milk, galactose (milk sugar)
gast- (i, ro)
stomach
-genesis
development, production, creation
-genetic, -genic
origin, producing, causing
genito-
organs of reproduction
-genous
kind, type
geront-(o)
old age, elderly
gingiv-
gums, gingiva
gloss-(o)
tongue
gluc-(o)
sweetness, sugar, glucose
gly-(co)
sugar
-gram
tracing, picture, record
-graph
diagram, instrument for recording
gyn-(ec, o)
woman, female
hem-(a, ato, o)
blood
hemi-
half
hepat-(o)
liver
herni-
rupture
hetero-
other, unlike, different
hist-(o)
tissue
hom-(eo, o)
same, like
hydro-
water
hyper-
excessive, high, over, increased, more than normal
hypno-
sleep
hypo-
decreased, deficient, low, under, less than normal
hyster-(o)
uterus
-ia, -iasis
condition of, abnormal/pathological state
-ic, -ac
pertaining to
idio-
peculiar to an individual, self originating
ile- (o, um)
ileum
infra-
beneath, below
inter-
between, among
intra-
within, into, inside
-ism
condition, theory, state of being
iso-
equal, alike, same
-itis
inflammation (of)

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