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Medical Terminology – Prefix & Suffix

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emesis
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vomiting (suffix)
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cele
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hernia, swelling (suffix)
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paresis
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a slight or partial paralysis (suffix)
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lysis
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breakdown, destruction, separation (suffix)
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lexia
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diction, word, phrase (suffix)
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clasis
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break (suffix)
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desis
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binding (suffix)
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centesis
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surgical puncture (suffix)
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asthenia
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weakness (suffix)
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pexy
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surgical fixation (suffix)
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plasty
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surgical repair (suffix)
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brady
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slow (PREFIX)
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tachy
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rapid (PREFIX)
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dys
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difficult (PREFIX)
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brachy
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short (PREFIX)
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syn
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together (PREFIX)
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ante
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before, forward (PREFIX)
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anti
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against (PREFIX)
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ecto
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out, outside, outer (PREFIX)
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endo
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within the lining of, inner (PREFIX)
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hyper
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above, beyond, excessive (PREFIX)
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hypo
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below, under, deficient (PREFIX)
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inter
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between (PREFIX)
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intra
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within (PREFIX)
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para
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beside, alongside, abnormal (PREFIX)
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peri
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around (PREFIX)
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per
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through (PREFIX)
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pre
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before, in front of (PREFIX)
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ptosis
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prolapse, drooping, sagging, falling down (SUFFIX)
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ptysis
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spitting (SUFFIX)
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rrhagia
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pertaining to bursting forth (SUFFIX)
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rrhage
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to burst forth (SUFFIX)
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rrhaphy
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suture, to sew up (SUFFIX)
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rrhea
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flow, discharge (SUFFIX)
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rrhexis
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rupture (SUFFIX)
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scope
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instrument for examining (SUFFIX)
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scopy
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visual examination, to view, examine, visualization (SUFFIX)
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tome
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instrument to cut (SUFFIX)
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tomy
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incision (SUFFIX)
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pro
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before (PREFIX)
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super
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above, beyond (PREFIX)
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supra
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above, beyond (secondary) (PREFIX)
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tripsy
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crushing (SUFFIX)
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trophy
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nourishment, development, grows (SUFFIX)
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a
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lack of (PREFIX)
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cyte
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cell (SUFFIX)
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blast
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immature cell (SUFFIX (sometimes a root))
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cide
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to kill (SUFFIX)
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dipsia
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thirst (SUFFIX)
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poiesis
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formation (SUFFIX)
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plasia
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development, formation, growth (SUFFIX)
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logy
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study of (SUFFIX)
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stasis
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control, stop, stand still (SUFFIX)
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therapy
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treatment (SUFFIX)
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um
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tissue, structure (turns a root into a noun) (SUFFIX)
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uria
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urine (SUFFIX)
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iatry
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treatment of (SUFFIX)
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ism
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condition (secondary) or theory (SUFFIX)
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osis
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condition (SUFFIX)
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ectasis
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dilation, expansion (SUFFIX)
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gram
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a weight (SUFFIX)
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penia
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lack of, deficiency (SUFFIX)
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plegia
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stroke, paralysis (SUFFIX)
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staxis
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dripping, trickling (SUFFIX)
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algia
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pain, ache (as in headache) (SUFFIX)
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dynia
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pain (SUFFIX)
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algesia
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condition of pain (SUFFIX)
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dys
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painful, pain, difficult (PREFIX)
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mal
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abnormal, bad (PREFIX)
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betes
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to go (SUFFIX)
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edema
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swelling (SUFFIX)
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itis
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inflammation (SUFFIX)
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kinesis
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motion (SUFFIX)
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lepsy
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seizure (SUFFIX)
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malacia
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softening (SUFFIX)
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megaly
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enlargement (SUFFIX)
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oma
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tumor (SUFFIX)
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pathy
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disease (SUFFIX)
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phagia
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to eat, to swallow (SUFFIX)
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phasia
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to speak, speech (SUFFIX)
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phobia
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fear (SUFFIX)
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ectomy
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surgical excision, surgical removal (SUFFIX)
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epi
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upon (prefix)
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necrosis
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death (SUFFIX (sometimes a root to stand on its own))
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ostomy
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creation of an Opening to a Surface (Suffix)
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otomy
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incision into (Suffix)
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oligo
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scanty
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pan
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all (PREFIX)
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phoresis
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carrying; transmission (Suffix)
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dia
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through, across (prefix)
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desis
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binding (suffix)
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derm
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skin (suffix)
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pachy
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thick (prefix)
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cele
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hernia (suffix)
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gram
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record or picture (suffix)
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graph
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instrument for recording (suffix)
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graphy
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process of recording (suffix)
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ase
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enzyme (Suffix)