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Chabner, Chapter 4

Language of Medicine, Chapter 4, Prefixes

WordMeaning
carp/o wrist bones
cost/o rib
cutane/o skin
dactyl/o fingers, toes
duct/o ducts or tubes
flex/o to bend
furc/o forking, branching
gloss/o tongue
glyc/o sugar
immun/o protection
morph/o shape, form
mort/o death
nat/i birth
norm/o rule, order
ox/o oxygen
pub/o pubis (pubic bone)
seps/o infection
somn/o sleep
son/o sound
thyr/o thyroid gland
top/o place, position
tox/o poison
urethr/o urethra
-blast embryonic, immature
-cyesis pregnancy
-gen producing, forming
-lapse to slide, fall, sag
-meter to measure
-mission to send
-ore one who
-partum birth, labor
-phoria feeling
-physis to grow
-plasia, -plasm development, formation
-pnea breathing
-ptosis droop, sag
-rrhea flow, discharge
-stasis stop, control
-trophy nourishment, development
ab- away from
ad- toward
ante- before, forward
anti- against
auto- self, own
bi- two
brady- slow
con- with, together
contra- against, opposite
de- down, lack of
dia- through, complete
dys- bad, painful
ec-, ecto- out, outside
eu- good, normal
hemi- half
infra- beneath
inter- between
macro- large
mal- bad
meta- beyond, change
micro- small
neo- new
pan- all
para- abnormal, beside, near
per- through
peri- surrounding
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front of
pro- before, forward
pseudo- false
retro- behind, backward
sub- under
supra- above, upper
syn-, sym- together, with
tachy- fast
trans- through
ultra- beyond, excess
uni- one
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