Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes

a- not, without, lacking [prefix]
ab- away from [prefix]
abdomin/o abdomen
-able capable [suffix]
-ac pertaining to (Gr. akos) [suffix]
acanth/o thorn, spine
acetabul/o acetabulum
acou- sound, hear, acoustic [prefix]
acr/o extremity
act/o do, act
ad- toward [prefix]
-ad pertaining to [suffix]
aden/o gland
adenoid/o adenoid
adip/o fat
adren/o adrenal gland
agglutin/o adhere or clump
agon/o struggle
agor/a marketplace (Gr. agora)
-al pertaining to [suffix]
albin/o white (L. albus)
algesi/o pain
-algesia pain [suffix]
-algia pain, painful condition [suffix]
all/o different
alveol/o alveolus (air sac)
ambi- both [prefix]
ambly/o dull
ambo- both [prefix]
ambul/o walking
amni/o amnion
amphi- both sides [prefix]
amyl/o starch
an- not, without, lacking [prefix]
an/o anus
ana- apart, up [prefix]
andr/o male
angi/o vessel
anis/o unequal
ankyl/o stiff, crooked
-ant doing, having [suffix]
ante- before [prefix]
anter/o front
anti- against [prefix]
aort/o aorta
-apheresis removal [suffix]
apo- separation, derived from [prefix]
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
aque/o water
arch(e/i) first
arter/o artery
arteri/o artery
arteriol/o arteriole
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
-ary pertaining to [suffix]
-ase enzyme [suffix]
aspir/o inhaling
aspirat/o inhale, removal
-asthenia weakness [suffix]
-ate status; state; function [suffix]
atel/o incomplete, imperfect
ather/o fatty plaque
atri/o atrium
audi/o hearing
audit/o hearing
aur(i/o) ear
auto- self, same [prefix]
axill/o armpit

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