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Medical Terminology Prefixes


Medical terminology prefixes are many and varied coming from both the Greek and Latin languages. Many methods can be employed in order to best optimize your retention...

I suggest you find one (or any combination of methods) that works best for you. The list of prefixes below include those medical prefixes that begin with the letters D through G.

There are other medical terminology prefixes on pages within this site so it may prove worth your while to browse a few of our pages.

We've placed them here alphabetically and offer suggestions as how best to learn them but the real work rests squarely upon your shoulders.

Our list of medical terminology prefixes for the letters D through G is below. Don't forget to bookmark us or share us with your friends.


Prefix Meaning
dacry
dacryoadeno
dacryocysto
dactylo
de
demo
dent
derm
dermato
desicco
dia
diaphoro
diplo
dipso
disto
dorso
dorsi
ducto
duodeno
duro
dys
ec
echo
ecto
electro
em
emmetro
en
encephalo
endo(s)
entero
eosino
epi
epididymo
epiglotto
episio
epithelio
equino
ergo
erythemo
erythro
eso
esophago
estheso
estro
ethmo
etio
eu
ex
exanthemato
exo
extra
facio
fascio
femoro
fibro
fibroso
fibulo
flex
fluoro
folliculo
fungi
furco
galacto
gangliono
gastro
gero
geronto
gesto
gestero
gingivo
glauco
glio
glosso
gluco
glyco
glycogeno
gnoso / gnosi
gono
gonad
gonio
granulo
gravido
gyneco
tear
tear gland
tear sac - lacriman sac
fingers - toes
down - less - removal of - lack of
people
tooth
skin
skin
drying
through / throughout
sweat
double
thirst
far away - distant
back of body
back
to lead or carry
duodenum
dura mater
bad - difficult - abnormal -painful
out - away from - outside
reflected sound
outside
electricity
in
with full or due measure
in - within
brain (within head)
in - within
samll intestines (usually) smt large
red; rosy; dawn-colored
above; upon; on
epididymis
epiglottis
vulva
skin
horse
work
redness flushed color
red
inward
esophagus (inward food)
nervous sensation
female
sieve
cause
good - normal - correct
away from - out
rash
out - away from
outside
face
fascia = membrane supporting muscles
femur = thigh bone
fiber
fibrous connecting tissue
fibula
to bend
luminous - shining
follicle - small sac
fungus = lacking chlorophyll
forking = branching
milk
ganglion - collection of nerves
stomach
old age
old age
pregnancy
pregnancy
gum
gray
glial cells = neuroglial cells
tongue
glucose = sugar
sugar - sweet
glycogen = animal starch
knowledge
seed
sex glands
angle
granules
pregnancy
woman - female sex




The following pages contain more medical terminology prefixes in an alphabetical listing. To go to the list with the letters H through L just click on the precedinng link. If you come up with a better way to learn these prefixes, then please feel free to pass it on.