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amphi-, ampho
Prefix: on both sides, around, both
ana-
Prefix: up, back, against
apo-
Prefix: away from
cata (cat- before vowel or h)
Prefix: downward, disordered
dia (di- before a vowel)
Prefix: through, across, apart
eso-
Prefix: within, inner, inward
eu-
Prefix: good, normal, healthy
heter-, hetero
Prefix: different, other, relationship to another
homo-, homeo-
Prefix: same, likeness
meta- (met- before vowel or h)
Prefix: change, transformation, after, behind
para- (often par- before a vowel)
Prefix: alongside, around, abnormal, beyond
pro-
Prefix: before
pros-, prosth-
Prefix: in place of
-al
Latin-Derived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, located in
-ase
forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis (rare)
abstract noun forming-suffix: state, condition
-ema
abstract noun-forming suffix: state, condition

Combining form of nouns ending in -ema is -emat-
-esis
abstract noun-forming suffix: state, condition, procedure
-etic
adjective-forming suffix, often from nouns ending in -esis: pertaining to
-ics, -tics
noun-forming suffix indicating a particular science or study: science or study of
-ism
abstract noun-forming suffix: state, condition, quality
-ismus
abstract noun-forming suffix: state, condition, muscular spasm
-oid, (rarely) -ode, id
nouns and adjective-forming suffixes indicating a particular shape, form, or resemblance: like, resembling
oma
abstract noun-forming suffix: usually tumor; occasionally disease.

The combining form of nouns ending in -oma is -omat-; the plurarl often is -omata
-ose
adjective-forming suffix (Latin-derived) also used to form names of chemical substances: full of, resembling
-ous
Latin-derived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, characterized by, full of
tics:
see -ics
-us
(Latin noun-forming suffix): condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
-ize
Verb-forming Suffix: commonly used Greek-derived suffix that means "to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in."
Acr-
Combining form: [highest point] extremities (particulary the hands and feet)
Ambly-
Combining form: dull, faint
Carcin
Combining form: [crab] 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, involunatry muscular contraction
Splen-
Combining form: spleen
Stom-, Stomat-
Combining form: mouth, opening