logo
led

Medical TERMINOLOGY   -   A thru Z

Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ Z ]

Prefix: A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change its meaning. Pre means "before." Prefixes may also indicate a location, number, or time. 
Root
: central part of a word.     
Suffix
:  The ending part of a word that modifies the meaning of the word. Example: homeless. Root = 'home' and the suffix is 'less'. It can also refer to a condition, disease, disorder, or procedure.    

Alphabetical Listing

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I 
J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q
R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
Also check out the medical abbreviations section
 

arrowZ

Note: double mouse click to return to the top of the page  |   << | >>
Term
Meaning
zeo- boil
zinco- Pertaining to or containing the element zinc
zo/o animal life
zon- girdle, belt
zyg/o union, junction, pair, yoke, tied together
zym/o enzyme, ferment
-zyme enzyme
< Previous Next >
more Career Center image description
Medical Calculators - A thru Z
Lab Values - A thru Z