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epi (ep)
prefix; means upon, over, above
a (an)
prefix; means not, without, lacking, deficient
anti (ant)
prefix; means against, opposed to, preventing, relieving
di (rarely dis)
prefix; means two, twice, double
dys
prefix; means difficult, painful, defective, abnormal
ec (ex)
prefix; means out of, away from
ecto (ect)
prefix; means outside of
en (em)
prefix; means in, into, within
endo (ento, end, ent)
prefix; means within
exo
prefix; means outside, from the outside, toward the outside
hemi
prefix; means half, partial; (often) one side of the body
hyper
prefix: means over, above, excessive, beyond normal
hypo (hyp)
prefix; means under, deficient, below normal
mono (mon)
prefix; means one, single
peri
prefix; means around, surrounding
syn (sym)
prefix; means together, with, joined
LOG
suffix form: logy, logist

means: study, science, the study or science of one whoe specializes in a certain study or field
STEN
suffix form: stenosis

means: the narrowing (of a body part)
SCLER
suffix form: sclerosis

means: the hardening of (tissues)
MALAC
suffix form: malacia

means: the softening of (tissues)
TOX
suffix form: toxic, toxin

means: poisonous (to an organ); a substance poisonous to (a body part)
ACANTH
Combination form

means: thorn, spine
ALG
Combination form

means: pain
ALGES
Combination form

means: sensitivity to pain
ALL
Combination form

means: other, divergence, difference from
ANGI
Combination form

means: (blood) vessel, duct
ARTERI
Combination form

means: [air passage] artery
ARTHR
Combination form

means: joint
BI
Combination form

means: life
BRADY
Combination form

means: slow
CARDI
Combination form

means: heart
CEPHAL
Combination form

means: head
CRANI
Combination form

means: skull
CYT
Combination form

means: [hollow container] cell
ENCEPHAL
Combination form

means: brain (a combo. of en, in, and kephale, head)
ERYTHR
Combination form

means: red, red blood cell
LEPT
Combination form

means: thin, fine, slight
MALAC
Combination form

means: soft
MES
Combination form

means: middle, secondary, partial, mesentery
METER, METR
Combination form

means: measure, measure device
NEPHR
Combination form

means: kidney
NEUR
Combination form

means: [tendon], nerve, nervous system
OSTE
Combination form

means: bone
PROSOP
Combination form

means: face
PROT
Combination form

means: first, primitive, early
SCLER
Combination form

means: hard
STEN
Combination form

means: narrow
STERE
Combination form

means: solid, having three dimensions
TACHY
Combination form

means: rapid
TOX(I)
Combination form

means: poison
LEUK
Combination form

means: white, white blood cells
LITH
Combination form

means: stone, calculus
LOG
Combination form

means: study, word
tic
Adjective forming suffix

1.) pertaining to
2.) when used as a noun it indicates a drug or agent
itic
Adjective forming suffix

1.) pertaining to
2.) pertaining to inflammation
3.) when used as a noun it indicates a drug or agent
ic
Adjective forming suffix

1.) pertaining to, located in
2.) when used as a noun it often indicates a drug or agent
3.) when used as a noun it refers to a person suffering a disability or condition
ac
Adjective forming suffix

1.) pertaining to, located in
otic
Adjective forming suffix

1.) forms adjective from nouns ending in -osis
iasis
Noun forming suffix

1.) disease, abnormal condition, abnormal presence of
2.) used with parasitic organism to indicate infestation
3.) formation of calculi in the body
osis
Noun forming suffix

1.) abnormal or diseased condition
ma
Noun forming suffix

1.) abnormal or diseased condition
itis
Noun forming suffix

1.) indicates an inflamed condition; inflammation
itides
Noun forming suffix

1.) inflammed condition; plural form for -itis
ium
Noun forming suffix

1.) membrane, connective tissue
2.) names regions of the body
in, ine
Noun forming suffix

1.) names of substances
a
Noun forming suffix

1.) state, condition (abstract)
sis
Noun forming suffix

1.) state or condition (abstract)
sia
Noun forming suffix

1.) state, condition (abstract)
ia
Noun forming suffix

1.) state, condition (abstract)
y
Noun forming suffix

1.) condition (-ia) (abstract)
iac
Noun forming suffix

1.) person afflicted with
ist
Noun forming suffix

1.) a person interested in
anastomosis
a surgical or pathological connection between two passages
exostosis
a bony growth arising from the surface bone
aponeurosis
a sheet of tissue connection muscles to bones
symbiosis
the living together in close association of two organisms of different species
antibiosis
the association between two organisms in which one is harmful to the other