Wr, Prefix, Suffix, And Combining Vowels Of Medical Terms

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word root
 
the word root is the foundation of the word
prefix
 
a prefix is at the begining of the word
suffix
 
a suffix is at the end of the word
combining vowel
 
the combining vowel is a vowel (usually o) that links the word root to another word root or a suffix
aden/o
 
gland
gastr/o
 
stomach
hemat/o
 
blood
nephr/o
 
kidney
ophthalm/o
 
eye
ur/o
 
urine, urinary tract
a-
 
without, away from
anti-
 
against
brady-
 
slow
dys-
 
painful, difficult
hyper-
 
over, above
inter-
 
among, between
peri-
 
around
pseudo-
 
false
retro-
 
backward, behind
trans-
 
through, across
-algia
 
pain
-ia
 
state, condition
-iasis
 
abnormal condition
-itis
 
inflammation
-logy
 
study of
-malacia
 
abnormal softening
-megaly
 
enlargement, large
-stenosis
 
narrowing
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