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amphi-, ampho-
on both sides, around, both
ana-
up, back, against
apo-
away from
cata- (cat-)
downward, disordered
dia-(di-)
through, across, apart
eso-
within, inner, inward
eu-
good, normal, healthy
heter-, hetero-
different, other, relationship to another
homo-, homeo-
same, likeness
meta- (met-)
change, transformation, after, behind
para- (par-)
alongside, around, abnormal, beyond
pro-
before
pros-, prosth-
in place of
-al
Latin-derived adjectival suffix

pertaining to, located in
-ase
forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis
form abstract nouns

state, condition
-ema
forms abstract nouns

state, condition
-esis
forms abstract nouns

state, condition, procedure
-etic
forms adjectives, often forms nouns ending in -esis

pertaining to
-ics, -tics
forms nouns indicating a particular science or study

science or study of
-ism
forms abstract nouns

state, condition, quality
-ismus
forms abstract nouns

state, condition; muscular spasm
-oid, -ode, -id
form both nouns and adjectives indicating a particular shape, form, or resembalance

like, resembling
-oma
forms abstract nouns

usually tumor; occasionally disease
-ose
Latin-derived adjectival suffix, also used in to form names of chemical substances

full of, resembling
-ous
Latin-dervied adjectival suffix

pertaining to, characterized by, full of
-us
Latin noun-forming ending

condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
-ize
Greek-derived suffix

to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in
acr-
combining form

extremities (particularly the hands and feet)
ambly-
combining form

dull, faint
carcin-
combining form

carcinoma, cancer
-cel-
combining form

hernia, tumor, swelling
cheir-, chir-
combining form

hand
chol(e)-
combining form

bile, gall
col(i)-, colon-
combining form

colon
cyan-
combining form

blue
cyst(i)-, -cystis
combining form

bladder, cyst
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 muscle contraction
splen-
combining form

spleen
stom-, stomat-
combining form

mouth, opening
-stomy
indicates sugical procedures
anastomsis
formation of a passage between any two normally distinct spaces or organs
entroentersostomy
the creation of a communication between two noncontiguous segments of the intestine
colostom
the formation of a more or less permanent passage between the colon and the surface of the abdomen
-stomata, -stomas
plural form of -stoma

opening
trachoma
a chronic contagious form of conjuctivitis
glaucoma
a destructive disease of the eye caused by increased intraocelar pressure
sarcoma
a malignant tumor originating in connective tissue
angiosarcoma
a malignant tumor originating in the muscular tissue of a blood vessel
hemangiosarcoma
a malignant tumor originating in the muscular tissue of a blood vessel
neurosarcoma
a sarcoma containing nerve cells
hepatoma
tumor of the liver
nephroma
tumor of a kidney
cholangioma
a tumor of the bile ducts
hematoma
a swelling that contains blood
melanoma
a malignant tumor composed of cells of melanin
melanin
the substance that gives pigmentation to the hair, skin and other tissues
melanomatosis
the formation of numerous melanomas on or beneath the skin
mastoncus
tumor of the breast
oncology
the branch of medicine dealing with tumors
gastrocele
hernia of the stomach
urocele
an accumulation of urine in the scrotal sac
rectlocele
hernia of the rectum into the vagina
-gaster
refer to embryonic structures
cholecyst-
refer to the gallbladder
kel-
an alternat form of cel-

hernia, tumor, swell
-cele
suffix

hernia; indicates a swelling caused by an abnormal accmulation of fluid