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amphi-
Prefix

on both sides, around, both
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-
Prefix

different, other, relationship to another
hetero-
Prefix

different, other, relationship to another
homo-
Prefix

same, likeness
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-
Prefix

in place of
prosth-
Prefix

in place of
-al
Adjective-forming 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

Pertaining to. Often forms adjectives from nouns ending in -esis.
-ics
Noun-forming suffix

science or study of
-ism
Noun-forming suffix

state, condition, quality
-ismus
Noun-forming suffix

state, condition, muscular spasm
-oid, (rarely) -ode, -id
Noun-forming suffix
Adjective-forming suffix

indicates a particular shape, form, or resemblance. Like, resembling.
-oma
Noun-forming suffix

tumor, disease. The combining form of nouns ending in -oma is -omat-; the plural often is -omata.
-ose
Adjective-forming suffix
Noun-forming suffix

full of, resembling. Also, used to form names of chemical substances.
-ous
Adjective-forming suffix

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

science or study of
-us
Noun-forming suffix

condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
-ize
Verb-forming suffix

to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in
-ate
Noun-forming suffix

Forms names of chemical substances
-ide
Noun-forming suffix

forms names of chemical substances
-ite
Noun-forming suffix

forms names of chemical substances
-one
Noun-forming suffix

forms names of chemical substances
coli-
Combining form

usually refers to the colon bacillus, Escherichia coli
cyst(i)-
Combining form

usually refers to the urinary bladder
cholecyst-
Combining form

usually refers to the gallbladder
acr-
Combining form

[highest point] extremities (particularly the hands and feet)
ambly-
Combining form

dull, faint
carcin-
Combining form

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, involuntary muscular contraction
splen-
Combining form

spleen
stom-, stomat-
Combining form

mouth, opening