Common medical terminology. Suffix, prefix, and root words.

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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ E ]

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. 
: central part of a word.     
:  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.    

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arrow   Meaning
-eal arrow   pertaining to
ec- arrow   out; outside 
echin/o arrow   spiny, prickly 
echo- arrow   reflected sound 
-ectasia arrow   dilation; dilatation; widening 
-ectasis arrow   dilation; dilatation; widening 
ecto- arrow   out; outside 
ectro/o arrow   congenital absence 
-ectomy arrow   removal; excision; resection 
-edema arrow   swelling
eight arrow   octa-, octi- 
-elasma arrow   flat plate 
electr/o arrow   electricity
ele/o arrow   oil
em- arrow   in
-ema arrow   condition
embolo/o arrow   embolus
embry/o arrow   embryo
-emesis arrow   vomiting
-emia arrow   blood condition 
-emic arrow   pertaining to blood condition 
emmetr/o arrow   in due measure 
-emphraxis arrow   stoppage, obstruction 
en- arrow   in; within 
enanti/o arrow   opposite, opposed
encephal/o arrow   brain
end- arrow   in; within 
endo- arrow   in; within 
enter/o arrow   intestines (usually small intestine) 
eosin/o arrow   red; rosy; dawn-colored 
epi- arrow   above; upon; on 
epididym/o arrow   epididymis
epiglott/o arrow   epiglottis
episi/o arrow   vulva
epitheli/o arrow   skin; epithelium 
equi- arrow   equality, equal
equin/o arrow   horse
-er arrow   one who 
erg/o arrow   work
erethism/o arrow   irritation 
erythem/o arrow   flushed; redness 
erythr/o arrow   red
eschar/o arrow   scab
-esis arrow   action; condition; state of
eso- arrow   inward
esophag/o arrow   esophagus
esthes/o arrow   nervous sensation 
esthesi/o arrow   nervous sensation 
-esthesia arrow   nervous sensation 
estr/o arrow   female
ethm/o arrow   sieve
eti/o arrow   cause
eu- arrow   good; normal 
-eurysm arrow   widening
ex- arrow   out; away from 
exanthemat/o arrow   rash
exo- arrow   out; away from 
extra- arrow   outside
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