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Glossary of Prefixes, Suffixes, Word Roots- Health

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-logy
study of
hyper-
excessive, above
hist/o
tissue
-itis
inflammation
epi-
above, upon
-al
pertaining to
-eal
pertaining to
-iac
pertaining to
-ic
pertaining to
-ical
pertaining to
-ior
pertaining to
neur/o
nerve
cephal/o
head
phleb/o
vein
gastro/o
stomach
kary/o
nucleus
nucle/o
nucleus
anti-
against
contra
against
auto-
self
ex-
out
re-
again, back
sub-
below, under
trans-
across, through
abdomin/o
abdomen
cardi/o
heart
cutane
skin
derm/o
skin
dermat/o
skin
oste/o
bone
psych/o
mind
spin/o
spine, backbone
-oma
tumor
-algia
pain
-ectomy
excision, surgical removal
cyt/o
cell
dors/o
back portion of body
hemat/o
blood
hem/o
blood
hepat/o
liver
nephr/o
kidney
ren/o
kidney
ot/o
ear
pelv/o
hip, pelvic cavity
pelvi/o
hip, pelvic cavity

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