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amphi-, ampho-
prefix

on both sides, around
ana-
prefix

up, back, against
apo-
prefix

away from
cata- (cat-)
prefix

downward, disordered
dia- (di-)
prefix

through, across, part
eso-
prefix

within, inner
eu-
prefix

good, normal, healthy
heter-, hetero-
prefix

different, other, relationship to another
homo-, homeo-
prefix

same, likeness
meta- (met-)
prefix

change, transformation, after, behind
para- (par-)
prefix

alongside, abnormal, beyond
pro-
prefix

before
pros-, prosth-
prefix

in place of
-al
Latin-derived adjective suffix

pertaining to, located in
-ase
suffix

forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis
noun forming suffix

state, condition
-ema
noun forming suffix

state, condition
-ema, -emat
noun forming suffix
Ex: erythematous
state, condition
-esis
noun forming suffix

condition, procedure
-etic
adjective forming suffix often from nouns ending in
-esis:
pertaining to
-ics, -tics
noun forming suffix

science or study of
-ism
noun forming suffix

state, condition, quality
-ismus
noun forming suffix

condition, muscular spasm
-oid, -ode, -id
both noun and adjective forming suffix

indicating shape, form, like
-oma
noun forming suffix

usually tumor
-omat, (-omata)
combining form of nouns ending, and the plural form
-ose
Latin derived adjective suffix
Also used to for names of chemical substances

full of, resembling
-ous
Latin derived adjective suffix

pertaining to, characterized by, full of
-tics
adjective forming suffix, but noun if referring to drugs or agent

pertainin to
-us
Latin noun forming suffix

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

to make, become, cause to be
-ate, -ide, -ite, -one
suffixes used to form names of chemical substances
coli-
combining form

words beginning w/this or containing this refer to the colon bacillus
cyst(i)-
combining form

words containing this refer to the urinary bladder
cholecyst-
combining form

usually refer to the gallbladder
acr-
combining form

[highest point] extremities (particularly 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, involuntary muscular ccontraction
splen-
combining form

spleen
stom-, stomat-
combining form

mouth, opening