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Glossary of Medical Terminology Lesson 02

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amphi/ampho
prefix; on both sides, around, both
ana
prefix; up, back, against
apo
prefix; away from
cata
prefix; downward, disordered
dia/di
prefix; through, across, apart
eso
prefix; within, inner, inward
eu
prefix; good, normal, healthy
heter/hetero
prefix; different, other, relationshiop to another
homo/homeo
prefix; same, likeness
meta/met
prefix; change, transformation, after, behind
para/par
prefix; alongside, around, abnormal, beyond
pro
prefix; before
pros/prosth
prefix; in place of
al
AFS--pertaining to, located in
ase
NFS--forms names of enzymes
asia/asis
NFS--state, condition
ema
NFS--state or condition
esis
NFS--state, condition, procedure
etic
AFS--pertaining to
ics/tics
NFS--science or study of
ism
NFS--state, condition, quality
ismus
NFS--state, condition, muscular spasma
oid/ode/id
NFS and AFS--like resembling
oma
NFS--tumor, disease
ose
NFS--forms names of chemicals
ous
AFS--pertaining to , characterized by, full of
us
NFS--condition, person
ize
VFS--to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in
ate
NFS--forms names of chemicals
ide
NFS--forms names of chemicals
ite
NFS--forms names of chemicals
one
NFS--forms names of chemicals
coli
combining form; words containing this usualy refer to the colon bacillus e.coli
cyst(i)/ cystis
combining form; bladder, cyst
cholecyst
refer to the gallbladder
acr
combining form; (highest point) extremities (hands and feet)
ambly
combining form; dull, faint
carcin
combining form; carcinoma, cancer, hernia, tumor, swelling
cel
combining form; hernia, tumor, swelling
cheir/chir
combining form; hand
chol(e)
combining form; bile, gall
col(i)/colon
combining form; colon
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
spleen
stom/stomat
mouth, opening

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