logo

Medical TERMINOLOGY   -   A thru Z

Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ I ]

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
 

arrowI

Note: double mouse click to return to the top of the page  |   << | >>
Term
arrow   Meaning
-ia arrow   condition
-iac arrow   pertaining to 
-iasis arrow   abnormal condition 
iatr/o arrow   physician; treatment 
-ic arrow   pertaining to
-ical arrow   pertaining to 
ichthy/o arrow   dry; scaly 
-ician arrow   specialist
-icle arrow   small
ide/o arrow   idea, mental images 
idi/o arrow   unknown; individual; distinct 
ile/o arrow   ileum
ili/o arrow   ilium
immun/o arrow   immune; protection; safe 
in- arrow   in; into; not 
-in arrow   a substance, chemical, chemical compound
-ine arrow   a substance, chemical, chemical compound
-ine arrow   pertaining to 
infra- arrow   below; inferior to; beneath 
inguin/o arrow   groin
insulin/o arrow   insulin (pancreatic hormone) 
inter- arrow   between
intra- arrow   within; into 
iod/o arrow   iodine
ion/o arrow   ion; to wander 
-ion arrow   process
-ior arrow   pertaining to 
ipsi- arrow   same
ir- arrow   in
ir/o arrow   iris (colored portion of eye) 
irid/o arrow   iris (colored portion of eye) 
is/o arrow   same; equal 
isch/o arrow   to hold back; back 
ischi/o arrow   ischium (part of hip bone) 
-ism arrow   process; condition 
-ist arrow   specialist
ithy- arrow   erect, straight
-itis arrow   inflammation
-ium arrow   structure; tissue 
ixod/i arrow   ticks 
< Previous Next >
Medical Calculators - A thru Z
Lab Values - A thru Z