Question Answer
Iatr(o) Physician or treatment
Idi(o) Individual
Nos(o) Disease
Path(o) Disease
Cancer(o)/Carcin(o) Cancer
Lith(o) Stone or calculus
Onc(o) Tumor
-cele Hernia
-emia Condition of the blood
-ia/-iasis Condition
-itis Inflammation
-lith Stone or calculus
-mania Excessive preoccupation
-maniac A person who shows excessive preoccupation
-oma Tumor
-osis Condition (often an abnormal condition, sometimes an increase)
-pathy -disease
-phobia Abnormal fear
-ptosis Prolapse (sagging)
-able/-ible Capable to/able to
-al Pertaining to
-ary Pertaining to
-eal Pertaining to
-ive Pertaining to
-tic Pertaining to
-ase Enzyme
-eum/-ium Membrane
-ia/-ism Condition or theory
-iac One who suffers
-opia Vision
-ose Sugar
-ous Pertaining to or characterized by
-y State or Condition
Cyt(o) Cell
-cyte Cell
Gen(o) Beginning or origin
-gen That which generates
-genic Produced by or in
-genesis Producing or forming
Kinesi(o) Movement
-kinesia/-kinesis Movement or motion
Leps(o) Seizure
-lepsy Seizure
Log(o) Knowledge or words
-logy Study or science of
-logist One who studies
Lys(o) Destruction or dissolving
-lysin That which destroys
-lysis Process of destroying
-lytic Capable of destroying
Megal(o) Large or enlarged
-megaly Enlargement
Metr(o) Measure or uterine tissue
-meter Instrument used to measure
-metry Process of measuring
Path(o) Disease
-pathy Disease
Phag(o) Eat or ingest
-phagia/-phagic/-phagy Eating or swallowing
Phas(o) Speech
-phasia Speech
Plas(o) Formation or development
-plasia Formation or development
-plasma Substance of cells
Plast(o) Repair
-plasty Surgical repair
Pleg(o) Paralysis
-plegia Paralysis
Schis(o), Schiz(o), Schist(o) Split or cleft
-schisis Split or cleft
Scler(o) Hard
-sclerosis Hardening
Scop(o) To examine or to view
-scope Instrument used for viewing
-scopy Process of visually examining
Troph(o) Nutrition
-trophic/-trophy Nutrition
Alb(o), Albin(o), Leuk(o), Leuc(o) White
Chlor(o) Green
Cyan(o) Blue
Erythr(o) Red
Melan(o) Black
Xanth(o) Yellow
Bi(o) Life or living
Cephal(o) Head
Hist(o) Tissue
Lact(o) Milk
My(o) Muscle
Muscul(o) Muscle
Nas(o), Rhin(o) Nose
Pod(o) Foot
Pyr(o) Fire
Tox(o), Toxic(o) Poison
Seps(o) Infection
Sept(i), Sept(o) Infection
Bacter(i), Bacteri(o) Bacteria
Myc(o) Fungus
Fung(i) Fungus
Staphyl(o) Grapelike cluster, uvula
Strept(o) Twisted
Vir(o), Virus(o) Virus