Medical Prefixes and Suffixes

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Can you name the common medical prefixes and suffixes?

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RootRefers to...Words with root(s)
cardi(o)-e.g. echocardiogram
nephr(o)- or ren(o)e.g. nephron or renal
vas(o)- or vascul(o)- or ven(o)e.g. vasodilation or vasculitis or superior vena cava
cerebr(o)- or encephal(o)-e.g. cerebral palsy or encephalitis
xen(o)-e.g. xenotransplantation
aur(i)- or ot(o)-e.g. auriscope (also called otoscope)
adip(o)- or lip(o)-e.g. adipose tissue or liposuction
oo- or ov(o)-e.g. oogenesis or ovulation
bronchi-e.g. bronchitis
endo-e.g. endocarditis
pneum(ato)- or pulmo(n)-e.g. pneumonia or pulmonary embolism
dys-e.g. dyspnea
tachy-e.g. tachypnea
exo-e.g. exocrine glands
carcin(o)-e.g. carcinoma
RootRefers to...Words with root(s)
hema(to)- or hemo- or sangui-e.g. hematosis or sanguine
leuc(o)- or leuk(o)-e.g. leukemia
adren(o)-e.g. adrenaline
-ectomye.g. appendectomy
-asee.g. amylase
melan(o)-e.g. melanin
arthr(o)-e.g. arthritis
post-e.g. postoperation
cyt(o)- or -cytee.g. cytoplasm or leukocyte
gastr(o)-e.g. gastroenteritis
-stasise.g. hemostatis
myring(o)- or tympan(o)-e.g. myringitis or tympanoplasty
cutane- or derm((at)o)-e.g. subcutaneous or dermatitis
pre-e.g. premature
brady-e.g. bradycardia

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