A&P Ch’s 1-3

A&P Ch’s 1-3

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Question Answer
A Without
An Without
Ab Away from
Ad Add, toward
Alb White
Ambi Both sides
Ante Before
Anti Against
Auto Self
Bi Two
Tri Three
Brady Slow
Tachy Fast
Bio Life
Contra Against
Cyan Blue
Dia Through
Dys Bad, difficult
Endo Within
Ecto Outside
Eosin Rosy
Erythr Red
Epi Above, on top
Hemi Half
Semi Partial, half
Uni One
Sub Under
Supra Above
Trans Across
Leuk White
Inter Inside, between
Infra Below, under
Hypo Below, less
Hyper Above, excessive
Pan All, everything
Para Near, besides
Retro Backwards, behind
Quadri Four
Peri Around
Post After
Poly Many
Jaund Yellow
Cirrh Yellow
Pseudo False
Pre Before
Chlor Green
Meso Middle
Primi First
Sym Joined, together
Mono One
Hetro Different
Idio Individual
Meta Change, beyond
Homo Same
Juxta Near
Hydro Water
Melan Black
Intra Within
Milli 1/1000th
-algia Pain
-algesia Sensitivity to pain
-blast Immature cell
-cele Herniation, swelling
-centesis Surgical puncture
-cide Kill or destroy
-clasis Crashing or breaking up
-scope Used to view
-itis Inflammation
-stasis Stopping or controlling
-tripsy Intentional crashing
-lysis Destraction or detachment
-lytic Destruction
-pnea Breathing
-ist Practitioner
-ile Capable of
-rrhea Discharge
-rrhagia Bursting forth of blood
-plegia Paralysis
-plasia Formation or development
-plasty Surgical repair
-phobia Abnormal fear
-pathy Disease or condition
-ician Specialist in
-uria Urine
-penia Decrease or deficiency
-oid Resembling
-ole Little, small
-ule Little, small
-megaly Enlargement
-meter Instrument used to measure
-oma Tumor
-logist Specialist in the study of
-logy Study of
-ic, -ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal Pertaining to
-a Noun ending
-dynia Pain
-ectomy Surgical removal
-pexy Surgical fixation
-emia Blood condition
-desis Sticking together
Cardi Heart
Dermat Skin
Rhin Nose
Hemat Blood
Gastr Stomach
Ophthal Eyes
Phleb Vein
Pleura Pleurae
Bacterium Bacteria
Thrombus Thrombi
Diagnosis Diagnoses
Thorax Thoraces
Sarcoma Sarcomata
Villus Villi
Appendix Appendices
Crisis Crises
Apex Apices
Embolus Emboli
Ganglion Ganglia
Fibroma Fibromata
Eponym Name for any medical term derived from a person
Word root Foundation of the word
Combining vowel Connects word components
Prefix Always at the beginning of word
Suffix Always at the end of word
Combining form Word root ; a vowel
Compound word Combining form ; word root ; suffix

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