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

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