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Amphi-, ampho-
on both sides, around, both
Ana-
up, back, against
Apo-
away from
Cata- (cat- before a vowel or h)
downward, disordered
Dia-
through, across, apart
Eso-
within, inner, inward
Eu-
good, normal, healthy
Heter-, hetero-
different, other, relationship to another
Homo-, homeo-
same, likeness
Meta- (met- before a vowel or H)
change, transformation, after, behind
Para- (often par- before a vowel)
alongside, around, abnormal, beyond
Pro-
before
Pros-, prosth-
in place of
-al
a latin-derived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, located in
-ase
forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis (rare)
form abstract nouns: state, condition
-ema
forms abstract nouns: state, condition. The combining form of nouns ending in –ema is –emat-
-ics, -tics
form nouns indicating a particular science or study: science or study of
-esis
formas abstract nouns: state, condition, procedure
-etic
forms adjectives, often from nouns ending in –esis: pertaining to
-ism
forms abstract nouns: state condition, quality
-ismus
forms abstract nouns: state, condition; muscular spasm
-oid, (rarely) –ode, -id
form both nouns and adjectives indicating a particular shape, form, or resemblance:like, resembling
-oma
forms abstract nouns: usually tumor; occasionally disease. The combining form of nouns ending in – oma is –omat; the plural often is – omata
-ose
a latin-derived adjectival suffix; also used to form names of chemical substances: full of resembling
-ous
a latin-derived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, characterized by, full of
-us
a latin noun-forming ending: condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
-ize
a commonly used Greek-derived suffix that means “to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in”
Acr-
[highest point] extremities (particularly the hands and feet)
Ambly-
dull, faint
Carcin-
[crab] carcinoma, cancer
-cel-*
hernia, tumor, swelling
Cheir-, chir-
hand
Chol(e)
bile, gall
Col(i), colon-
colon
Cyan-
blue
Cyst(i)-, -cystis
bladder, cyst
Diplo-
double, twin
Enter-
(small) intestine
Erg-
action, work
Gastr-
stomach
Hem-, hemat-, -em-
blood
Hepar-, hepat-
liver
Lip-
fat
Macr-
(abnormally) large or long
Mega-, megal-
(abnormally) large or long
Melan-
dark, black
Micr-
(abnormally) small
Nyct-
night
Odyn-
pain
Onc-
tumor
Pachy-
thick
Psued-
false
Py-
pus
Sarc-
flesh, soft tissue
Spasm-
spasm, involuntary muscle contraction
Spleen-
spleen
Stom-, stomat-
mouth, opening