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para-

near, beside, beyond

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endo-, intra-

in, within

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-stenosis

narrowing, stricture

3

dys-

bad, painful, difficult

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-phasia

speech

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hemi-

one half

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dis-, trans-

through, across

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-emesis

vomiting

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ad-

toward

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-meter

instrument for measuring

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tri-

three

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supra-

above, excessive, superior

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-ic, -al, -ac, -ior

pertaining to, relating to

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ultra-

excessive, beyond

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-emia

blood condition

15

-scope

instrument for examining

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-scopy

visual examination

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macro-

large

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-phobia

fear

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-graph

instrument for recording

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-metry

act of measuring

22

-ectomy

excision, removal

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circum-, peri-

around

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-pathy

disease

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-megaly

enlargement

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-toxic

poison

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dipl-, diplo

double

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pre-, pro-

before, in front of

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multi-, poly-

many, much

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pseudo-

false

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homeo-, homo-

same

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hetero-

different

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-itis

inflammation

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hyper-

excessive, above normal

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bi-

two

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-oma

tumor

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epi-

above, upon

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ecto-, exo-, extra-

outside, outward

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primi-

first

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anti-, contra-

against

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super-

upper, above

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quadri-

four

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mono-, uni-

one

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spasm-

involuntary contraction, twisting

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-phagia

eating, swallowing

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micro-

small

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-rrhea

discharge, flow

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a-, an-

without, not

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-icle, -ole, -ule

small, minute

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eu-

good, normal

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post-

after, behind

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ab-

from, away from

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retro-

backward, behind

54

inter-

between

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-clasis

to break, surgical fracture

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-desis

binding, fixation (of a joint or bone)

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-algia, -dynia

pain

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-lith

stone, calculus

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-malacia

softening

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-ectasis

dilation, expansion

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-cele

hernia, swelling

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-rraphy

suture

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syn-

union, together, joined

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-plasm, -plasia

formation, growth

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tachy-

rapid

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brady-

slow

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infra-, sub-

under, below

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-penia

decrease, dificiency

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-iatry

medicine, treatment

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-osis

abnormal condition, increase (used primarily with blood cells)

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-plegia

paralysis

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-tomy

incision

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-tome

instrument to cut

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-pexy

fixation (of an organ)

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-edema

swelling

77

-tripsy

crushing

78

-centesis

surgical puncture

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-lysis

separation, destruction, loosening