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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
di(before a vowel)
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
par(often par before a vowel)
alongside, around, abnormal, beyond
pro
before
pros
prosth
in place of
al
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.
esis
forms abstract nouns: state, condition, procedure
etic
forms adjectives: often from nouns ending in -esis
ics
tics
form 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(rarely)
id
form both nouns and adjectives indicating a particular shape, form, or resemblence: like, resembling
oma
forms abstract nouns: usually tumor, occasionally disease. The combining forms 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 Lation-derived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, characterized by, full of
us
a Latin noun-forming ending: condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
ize
a verb forming suffix: to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in
acr
combining form: highest point extremeties (particularly the hands and the feet)
ambly
dull, faint
carcin
combining form: (crab)carcinoma, cancer
-cel
combining form: hernia, tumore, 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 muscular contraction
splen
combining form: spleen
stom, stomat
combining form: mouth, opening
coli
words containing or beginning with coli usually refer to the colon bacillus, escherichia coli
cyst(i)
words containing this usually refer to the urinary bladder
cholecyst
words containing this usually refer to the gall bladder
derma, dermatos
the skin
hepar
the liver
meninx
one of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord
soma
the body
gaster, gastros
the stomach
ate, ide, ite, one
these suffixes usually indicate names of chemical substances