Welcome to NewMedicalTerms, your ultimate guide to the explanations and definitions of the majority of medical terms you may see.

NewMedicalTerms Medical Terminology Section

Prefixes and Suffixes Medical Terminology

Adjective Suffixes


pertaining to cardiac (pertaining to the heart)



pertaining to duodenal (pertaining to the duodenum)



pertaining to ventricular (pertaining to the ventricle)



pertaining to; relating to pulmonary (pertaining to the lungs)



pertaining to esophageal (pertaining to the esophagus)



pertaining to thoracic (pertaining to the thorax)



pertaining to (-ical is the combination of ic al)

neurological (pertaining to the study of nerves)



pertaining to; capable

febrile (pertaining to fever)



resembling mucoid (resembling mucus)



pertaining to; characterized by auditory (pertaining to hearing)adjective suffixes



pertaining to venous (pertaining to veins)



pertaining to cyanotic (pertaining to blueness)


Increasing your understanding of medical terminology

Word Building Reference– This resource strengthens your understanding of medical terminology. See how common medical terms are created using the various prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

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Medical Terminology Intuitive Section Medical Terminology with Adjective Suffixe
This section was developed for ‘speed learning’ of medical terminology.

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Additional references:

Prefixes denoting numbers
Prefixes denoting position and/or direction
Prefixes denoting measurement
Medical Terminology Noun Suffixes
Combining forms for color
Common Prefixes
Adjective Suffixes
Specialties and specialists med terms
Instruments, surgical, and diagnostic procedures
Negative prefixes
Common suffixes

Quick Introduction– provides an overview and introduction to medical terminology.
Medical Terms – rules governing singular versus plural versions of medical terms are described.