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Part I: Medical to English

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PREFIXES
a- without, not, absence of hyper- excessive, above
ab- away from hypo- below, beneath
ad- toward in- without, not, absence of; in, within, inner
ambi- both, both sides, around, about infra- below, beneath
an- without, not, absence of inter- between
anti- against intra- in, within, inner
auto- self iso- same, equal
bi- two macro- large
brady- slow mal- bad, inadequate
circum- around micro- small
con- together, with mono- one, single
contra- against, opposite multi- many, much
di- twice, two, double neo- new
dia- through, across oligo- deficiency
dys- bad, painful, difficult pan- all
ec- out, outside para- beside, near
ecto- out, outside peri- beside, near
en- in, within, inner poly- much, many
end- in, within, inner post- after, following
endo- in, within, inner pre- before
epi- above, upon pro- before, forward
eso- inward quadri- four
eu- good, normal re- behind, back
ex- away from, outside, external retro- behind, back
exo- away from, outside, external semi- half
extra- away from, outside, external sub- below, beneath
hemi- half super- excessive, above
supra- excessive, above trans- through, across
tachy- rapid tri- three
tetra- four ultra- beyond
tox- toxin, poison uni- one, single

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SUFFIXES
-ac pertaining to -emia a condition of the blood
-acusia hearing -esthesia sensation
-acusis hearing -gen creating, producing
-al pertaining to -genesis creating, producing
-algesia pain -genic creating, producing
-algesic pain -genous creating, producing
-algia pain -gram record
-ar pertaining to -graph recording instrument
-ary pertaining to -graphy process of recording
-cele hernia -gravida pregnant woman
-centesis surgical puncture -ia condition
-cidal destroying, killing -ial pertaining to
-cide destroying, killing -iasis pathological condition or state
-clasis to break -iatrics field of medicine
-clast to break -iatrist specialist
-constriction narrowing -iatry field of medicine
-cusis hearing -ic pertaining to
-cyte cell -ical pertaining to
-cytic cell -ician specialist
-cytosis a condition of cells -ism condition
-derma skin -ist specialist
-desis surgical fixation of bone or joint, binding, tying together -itis inflammation
-dilation widening, stretching, expanding -kinesia movement
-dipsia thirst -kinesis movement
-dynia pain -lepsy seizure
-eal pertaining to -leptic seizure
-ectasis dilation, expansion -lith stone
-ectomy excision, surgical removal -logist specialist in the study of
-edema swelling -logy study of
-emesis vomiting -lysis destruction
-malacia softening -plastic pertaining to formation or growth
-megaly enlargement -plasty surgical repair
-meter measuring instrument -plegia paralysis
-metry measurement -plegic pertaining to paralysis
-necrosis tissue death -pnea breathing
-oid resembling -pneic pertaining to breathing
-ole small -prandial meal
-ologist specialist in the study of -ptosis drooping, prolapse
-ology study of -rrhage bursting forth
-oma tumor -rrhagia bursting forth
-opia vision, view of -rrhaphy suture, suturing
-opsia vision, view of -rrhea flow, discharge
-opsis vision, view of -rrhexis rupture
-opsy vision, view of -salpinx uterine (fallopian) tube
-ory pertaining to -sclerosis abnormal condition of hardening
-osis abnormal condition -scope viewing instrument
-osmia

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