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Hypo-

Below normal

1

Hyper-

Above normal

2

A-

Without/no

3

Tachy-

Fast

4

Brady-

Slow

5

Vol/I-

Volume

6

Glyc/o-

Glucose/sugar

7

Pne/o-

Breathing

8

Cardi/o-

Heart

9

-emic

Pertaining to the blood

10

-emia

Condition of the blood

11

-a/-ia

Condition

12

Abdomn/o-

Abdomen

13

Acous/o-

Hearing/sound

14

Acr/o-

Extremity/highest part

15

Aden/o-

Gland

16

Adip/o-

Fat

17

Albin/o-

White

18

Alg/o-

Pain

19

All/o-

Other/strange

20

Andr/o-

Male

21

Angi/o-

Blood vessels

22

Aort/o-

Aorta

23

Arter/o-

Artery

24

Arthr/o-

Joint

25

Articul/o-

Joint

26

Aud/o-

Hearing

27

Aur/i-

Ear

28

Auscult/o-

Listen

29

Bi/o-

Life

30

Blephar/o-

Eyelid

31

Brachi/o-

Arm

32

Bronch/o-

Bronchus

33

Bucc/o-

Cheek

34

Burs/o-

Pouch/sac bursa

35

Calcane/o-

Heel

36

Carcin/o-

Cancer

37

Carp/o-

Wrist

38

Caus/o-

Burn

39

Cephal/o-

Head

40

Cervic/o-

Neck/cervix

41

Chol/e-

Bile

42

Chondr/o-

Cartilage

43

Chrom/o-

Color

44

Cyan/o-

Blue

45

Cili/o-

Hairlike structure

46

Cis/o-

Cut

47

Cleid/o-

Collarbone (clavicle)

48

Coche/o-

Cochlea of the inner ear

49

Cor/o-

Pupil

50

Coron/o-

Encircling structure (like the vessels that encircle & supply the heart)

51

Corpor-

Body

52

Cost/o-

Rib

53

Cry/o-

Cold

54

Cubit/o-

Elbow

55

Cyst/o-

Bladder/cyst

56

Dent/i-

Tooth

57

Derm/a-

Skin

58

Digit/o-

Finger / toe

59

Edem/o-

Swelling

60

Embryon/o-

Fetus

61

Enter/o-

Intestines

62

Erythr/o-

Red

63

Esthes/o-

Sensation

64

Eti/o-

Cause

65

Febr/o-

Fwver

66

Finr/o-

Fiver

67

Flex/o-

Bend

68

Fracto

Break up

69

Gastr/o-

Stomach

70

Gnos/o-

Knowledge

71

Gynec/o-

Female

72

Hem/o-

Blood

73

Hepat/o-

Liver

74

Heter/o-

Other/different

75

Home/o-

Same

76

Humer/o-

Upper arm

77

Hydr/o-

Water

78

Hyster/o-

Womb/uterus

79

Idi/o-

Unknown/individual

80

Inguin/o-

Groin

81

Lact/i-

Milk

82

Later/o-

Side

83

Leuk/o-

White

84

Ligat/o-

Tie/band

85

Lith/o-

Stone

86

Medi/o-

Middle

87

Meg/a-

Large

88

Melan/o-

Black

89

Melen/o-

Black

90

Men/o-

Monthly

91

Morb/o-

Disease

92

Mort/o-

Death

93

Myel/o-

Bone morrow / spinal cord

94

My/o-

Muscle

95

Nephr/o-

Kidney

96

Neur/o

Nerve

97

Noct/o-

Night

98

Ocul/o-

Eye

99

Odont/o-

Tooth

100

O/o-

Egg

101

Ov/i-

Egg

102

Ophthalm/o-

Eye

103

Orch/o-

Testis

104

Osse/o-

Bone

105

Oste/o-

Bone

106

Ot/o-

Ear

107

Pal/pat/o

Touch / feel

108

Par/o-

Birth

109

Pariet/o-

Wall of a cavity

110

Path/o-

Disease

111

Ped/o-

Child

112

Percuss/o-

Strike / tap

113

Phag/o-

Eat / swallow

114

Phot/o-

Light

115

Placent/o-

Placenta

116

Pleur/o-

Pleura (lung membrane)

117

Pneum/o-

Lung/air

118

Pod/o-

Foot

119

Psych/o-

Mind

120

Purul/o-

Pus

121

Pyl/o-

Pus

122

Pyel/o-

Pelvis (including the pelvis of the kidney)

123

Pyret/o-

Fever

124

Ren/o-

Kidney

125

Reticul/o-

Network

126

Retin/o-

Retina of the eye

127

Rhin/o-

Nose

128

Rub/o-

Red

129

Salping/o-

Fallopian tube

130

Sang/o-

Blood

131

Scler/o-

Hard

132

Seb/o-

Sebrum (oil)

133

Sect/o-

Cut

134

Sept/o-

Wall

135

Ser/o-

Serum

136

Sinus/o-

Cavity / hollow sinus

137

Somat/o-

Body

138

Sphincter/o-

Sphincter muscle

139

Spir/o-

Coil / breathe

140

Stern/o-

Sternum

141

Steth/o-

Chest

142

Sthen/o-

Strength

143

Stom/o-

Opening / mouth

144

Tact/o-

Touch

145

Tars/o-

Ankle

146

Tele/o-

Distance

147

Tempor/o-

Time / temple of the head

148

Tendon/o-

Tendon

149

Tetr/a-

Four

150

Tom/o-

Cut

151

Toxic/o-

Poison

152

Trache/o-

Trachea

153

Trich/o-

Hair

154

Urin/o-

Urine

155

Vagin/o-

Female genital canal

156

Vertebr/o-

Vertebra

157

Viscer/o-

Viscera (internal organs)

158

Viscos/o-

Thick

159

Xen/o-

Foreign

160

Xer/o-

Dry

161

a-

Without

162

An-

Lack of

163

Ab-

Away from

164

Acr-

Pertaining to extremity

165

Ad-

To / toward

166

Ante-

Before / forward

167

Anti-

Against / opposed to

168

Auto-

Self

169

Bi-

Two (2)

170

Circum-

Around / about

171

Contra-

Against / opposite

172

Di-

Twice / double

173

Dia-

Through / completely

174

Dys-

With pain or difficulty

175

E-

From

176

Ex-

Out of

177

Ecto-

Out from

178

Em-

In

179

Endo-

Within

180

Epi-

Upon / on

181

Eu-

Normal / good

182

Exo-

Outside

183

Extra-

Outside / in addition

184

Hemi-

Half

185

Hyper-

Excessive / above normal

186

Hypo-

Deficient / below normal

187

In-

Not

188

Infra-

Below

189

Inter-

Between

190

Iso-

Equal

191

Para-

By the side of

192

Per-

Through

193

Peri-

Around

194

Poly-

Many

195

Post-

After / behind

196

Pro-

Before

197

Quadri-

Four (4)

198

Retro-

Backward

199

Semi-

Half

200

Sub-

Below / less than

201

Supra-

Above

202

Sym-

With / together

203

Trans-

Across

204

Tri-

Three (3)

205

Uni-

One (1)

206

-a

Condition of

207

-ac

Pertaining to

208

-al

Pertaining to

209

-algia

Pertaining to pain

210

-any

Pertaining to

211

-eal

Pertaining to

212

-blast

Germ of immature cell

213

-cele

Tumor / hernia

214

-centesis

Puncturing

215

-cyte

Cell

216

-ectomy

Cutting out

217

-emia

Condition of the blood

218

-emic

Pertaining to the blood

219

-gram

Record / picture

220

-ic

Pertaining to

221

-ous

Pertaining to

222

-itis

Inflammation

223

-logy

Study of

224

-lysis

Destruction / loosening

225

-meter

Measuring instrument

226

-Oma

Tumor / swelling

227

-osis

Condition of

228

-ostomy

Creation of an opening

229

-pathy

Disease

230

-plasty

Surgical repair of / tying of

231

-ptosis

Falling / dropping

232

-rrhagia

Excessive flow / bursting forth

233

-rrhea

Flowing / discharge

234

-scope

Instrument of examination

235

-scopy

Examination with an instrument

236

-stasis

Standing still

237

-taxia

Order / coordination