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amphi-, ampho-
Prefix

on both sides, around, both
ana-
Prefix

up, back, against
apo-
Prefix

away from
cata-, cat-
Prefix (cat- before a vowel or h)

downward, disordered
dia-, di-
Prefix (di- before a vowel)

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-
Prefix (met- before a vowel or h)

change, transformation, after, behind
para-, par-
Prefix (often par- before a vowel)

alongside, around, abnormal, beyond
pro-
Prefix

before
pros-, prosth-
Prefix

in place of
-al
Latin derived adgectival Suffix

pertaining to, located in
-ase
Suffix

forms name of enzymes
-asia, -asis(rare)
Forming abstract nouns

state, condition
-ema
Forming abstract nouns

state, condition. The combining form of nouns ending in -ema is -emat-
-esis
Forming abstract nouns

state, condition, procedure
-etic
forms adjectives, often from nouns ending in -esis

pertaining to
-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(rarely), -ode, -id
form both nouns and adj indicating a particular shape, form, or resemblance

like, resembling
oma
forms abstrate nouns

usually tumor; occasionally disease. The combining form of nouns ending in -oma is -omat-; the plural often is -omata
-ose
Latin-derived adjective suffix, also used to form names of chemical substances

full of, resembling
-ous
Latin-derived adj suffix

pertaining to, characterized by, full of
tics
See -ics
-us
Latin noun-forming ending

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

to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in
-ate, -ide, -ite, -one
Suffix

names of chemical substances
Acr-
Combining form

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

dull, faint
Carcin-
Comb form

[crab] carcinoma, cancer
-cel-*
Comb form

hernia, tumor, swelling
Cheir-, Chir-
Comb form

hand
Chol(e)-
Comb form

bile, gall
Col(i)-, Colon-
Comb form

colon
Diplo-
Comb form

double, cyst
Enter-
Comb form

(small) intestine
Erg-
Comb form

action, work
Gastr-
Comb form

stomach
Hem-, Hemat-, -em-
Comb form

blood
Hepar-, Hepat-
Comb form

liver
Lip-
Comb form

fat
Macr-
Comb form

(abnormally) large or long
Mega-, Megal-
Comb form

(abnormally) large or long
Melan-
Comb form

dark, black
Micro-
Comb form

(abnormally) small
Nyct-
Comb form

night
Odyn-
Comb form

pain
Onc-
Comb form

tumor
Pachy-
Comb form

thick
Pseud-
Comb form

false
Py-
Comb form

pus
Sarc-
Comb form

flesh, soft tissue
Spasm-
Comb form

spasm, involuntary muscular contraction
Splen-
Comb form

spleen
Stom-, Stomat-
Comb form

mouth, opening
Coli-
Prefix

colon bacillus
Cyst(i)-
Usually the urinary track
Cholecyst-
gallbladder