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amphi-, ampho-
prefix

on both sides, around, both
ana-
prefix

up, back, against
apo-
prefix

away from
cata- (cat- before a 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 a 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
adjective forming suffix

a Latin-derived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, located in
-ase
noun forming suffix

forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis (rare)
noun forming suffix

state, condition
-ema
noun forming suffix

state, condition

the combining form of nouns ending in -ema is -emat-
-esis
noun forming suffix

state, condition, procedure
-etic
adjective forming suffix

often from nouns ending in -esis, pertaining to
-ics, -tics
noun forming suffix

indicates a particular science or study: science or study of
-ism
noun forming suffix

state, condition, quality
-ismus
noun forming suffix

state, condition, muscular spasm
-oid, (rarely) -ode, -id
noun and adjective forming suffix

indicates a particular shape, form, or resemblance: like, resembling
-oma
noun forming suffix

usually tumor; occasionally disease.

the combining form of nouns ending in -oma is -omat-; the plural often is -omata
-ose
adjective forming suffix

used to form names of chemical substances: full of, resembling
-ous
adjective forming suffix

pertaining to, characterized by, full of
-tics
noun forming suffix

indicates a particular science or study: science or study of
-us
noun forming suffix

Latin-derived, meaning condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
-ize
verb forming suffix

a commonly used Greek-derived suffix that means "to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in"
-ate
noun forming suffix

forms names of chemical substances
-ide
noun forming suffix

used to form names of chemical substances
-ite
noun forming suffix

used to form names of chemical substances
-one
noun forming suffix

used to form names of chemical substances
cyst(i)-
combining form

usually refers to the urinary bladder
cholecyst-
combining form

refers to the gallbladder
acr-
combining form

[highest point] extremities (particularly 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-, hepar-, hepat-
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 muscular contraction
splen-
combining form

spleen
stom-, stomat-
combining form

mouth, opening