Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes used in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Prefix Root Suffix
a- (without)

ante- (before)

anti- (against)

bi- (two)

con- (together)

ecto- (outside)

endo- (inside)

hemi- (half)

hyper- (greater than)

hypo- (less than)

inter- (between)

intra- (within)

iso- (equal)

macro- (large)

micro- (small)

neo- (new)

pseudo- (false)

bio (life)

cardio (heart)

cyto (cell)

dermo (skin)

entero (intestine)

gastro (stomach)

hemo (blood)

hepato (liver)

lacto (milk)

neuro (nerve)

osteo (bone)

oto (ear)

patho (disease)

podo (foot)

tricho (hair)

-algia (pain)

-cide (killings)

-ectomy (surgical removal)

-itis (inflammation)

-logy (study of)

-lysis (breakdown)

-oma (tumor)

-osis (disease condition)

-tomy (cut into)

1998 AALAS Reference Directory 85






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