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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-beforea 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)
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
suffix
Latin derived adjectival suffix, pertaining to, located in:
-ase
suffix
forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis (rare)
suffix
form abstract nouns, state, condtion
-ema
suffix
forms abstract nouns, state or condition. The combining form of nouns ending in -ema is -emat
-esis
suffix
forms abstract nouns, state or condition, procedure
-etic
suffix
forms adjectives, often from nouns ending in -esis. pertaining to:
-ics -tics
suffix
form nouns indicating a particular science or study; science or study of:
-ism
suffix
forms abstract nouns: state or condition, quality
-ismus
suffix
forms abstract nouns, state or condtion, muscular
-oid (rare) -ode -id
suffix
form both nouns and adjective indicating a particular shape, form , or resembling
oma
suffix
forms abstract nouns, usually tumor, ocassionally disease
-ose
suffix
Latin derived adjectival suffix, alo used in names of chemical substances, full of or resembling
-ous
Latin derived adjectival suffix:pertaining to characterized by, full of
-us
suffix
Latin noun forming ending:condtion, person or sometimes a maldeformed fetus
-ize
verb forming suffix
commmon used greek derived word "to make become, cause to be, subject to, engage in"
acr-
combining form
highest point, extremities particulary on 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)- -cystis
combining form
bladder, cyst
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-
verb forming suffix
usually refering to colon bacillus
cyst(i)-
verb forming suffix
usually refer to the urinary bladder
cholecyst-
verb forming suffix
refer to the gallbladder