Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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Prefix/SuffixTranslationExample
leio-Leiomyoma
-formCuneiform
-lepsis/lepsyEpilepsy,narcolepsy
ocul-Oculist
ischio-Ischioanal fossa
erythr-Erythrocyte
a(n)-Apathy, Analgia
-icleOvarian follicle
-malaciaOsteomalacia
scolio-scoliosis
genu-Genu valgum
aden-Adenocarcinoma, adenology, adenotome,adenotyphus
contraContraindicate
omphalo-Omphalotomy
-pexyNephropexy
pyo-Pyometra
lact-Lactation
ante-antepartum
isch-0
-paresishemiparesis
-stomycolostomy
-dipsiapolydipsia hydroadipsia,oligodipsia
dys-0
rhodo-rhodophyte
oto-Otopathy
odyn-stomatodynia
procto-proctology
thym-dysthymia
koilo-Koilocyte
-plastyrhinoplasty
parvo-Parvovirus
-pepsiaDyspepsia
-aemiaAnaemia
manu-Manufacture
arthr-Arthritis
chrom-Hemochromatosis
dactyl-Dactylology
spondyl-Spondylitis
-emesisHematemesis
aur-Aural
lieno-Lienorenal ligament
cephal-Cephalalgy
thec-Intrathecal
sial-sialagogue
psor-Psoriasis
pro-Procephalic
cholecyst-Cholecystectomy
tetan-tetanus
axill-Axilla
pleio-pleiomorphism
ecto-Ectopic pregnancy
ad-Adduction
myringo-Myringotomy
-trophyPseudohypertrophy
front-0
mammo-Mammogram
hidro-Hyperhidrosis
sito-0
metro-Metrorrhagia (Greek: 'mother')
onco-Oncology
acro-Acrocrany, acromegaly, acroosteolysis,acroposthia
-rrhageHemorrhage
-versionanteversion, retroversion
pleur-Pleurogenous
olig-Oligotrophy
-ismusHemiballismus
cili-Ciliary
porphyr-Porphyroblast
-plasiaAchondroplasia
phallo-Aphallia
splen(o)-Splenectomy
schist/schiz-schitzophrenia
oophoro-Oophorectomy
piri-Piriformis
cryo-Cryoablation
-tripsyLithotripsy
ano-0
cor-Corectomy
-tomyGastrotomy
-celeHydrocele
brachi-Brachium of inferior colliculus
gnath-Gnathodynamometer
brady-Bradycardia
colp-Colposcopy
cordi-Commotio cordis
ipsi-Ipsilateral hemiparesis
steno-Stenography
glosso/glotto-Glossology
ortho-Orthodontist
varico-varicose
-plexyCataplexy
Prefix/SuffixTranslationExample
reticul-reticulocyte
dextr-Dextrocardia
carcin-Carcinoma
trachelo-tracheloplasty
xero-0
pneumo-Pneumonocyte, Pneumonia
pseudo-0
myo-Myoblast
trich-Trichocyst
burs-0
rhino-rhinoceros, rhinoplasty
myelo-Myeloblast
-tony/tono-0
angio-Angiogram
mero-merocrine,meroblastic
cyan-Cyanopsia
cornu-0
balano-Balanitis
vesic(o)-Vesica
mammillo-0
dorso-dorsal, Dorsocephalad
dia-Diarrhea
-pod/pusPodiatry
alge-Analgesic
xantho-Xanthopathy
poro-0
somat-0
cutane-Subcutaneous
anti-Antibody, antipsychotic
per-0
orchi-Orchiectomy, Orchidectomy
polio-Poliomyelitis
labi-Labiodental
histo-Histology
splanchn-0
toco-0
peo-Peotomy
allo-Alloantigen, allopathy
-rrheaGalactorrhea, Diarrhea
andro-Andrology, android
ambi-Ambidextrous
litho-Lithotripsy
chondro-Chondrocalcinosis
pyro-0
ungui-Unguiform,Ungual
lingu-Linguistics
articul-Articulation
-crineEndocrine
dif-0
fossafossa ovalis
gingiv-Gingivitis
retrorelapse
irid-Iridectomy
-ped/pesPedoscope
presby-Presbyopia
sinistro-0
sclero-atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis
eu-Eukaryote
rachi-rachial, rachialgia, rachidian, rachiopathy
meloserythromelalgia
phaco-phacolysis, phacometer, phacoscotoma
ossi-Peripheral ossifying fibroma
narco-narcolepsy
ankyl-Ankylosis
-algiaMyalgia
chol-Cholaemia
-dyniaVulvodynia
odont-orthodontist
oro-Oral
tympano-0
-poiesishematopoiesis
-peniaosteopenia
brachy-brachycephalic
gastr-Gastric bypass
-rrhexis0
prosop-Prosopagnosia
peri-Periodontal
-desisarthrodesis
-stasis0
pyelo-Pyelonephritis
meso-Mesoderm
aux-auxocardia
salping-Salpingectomy, Salpingopharyngeus muscle
galacto-Galactorrhea
ab-Abduction
blast-Blastomere
ec-0
filli-0
papul-Papulation
myxo-0
bucc-Buccolabial
Prefix/SuffixTranslationExample
pterygo-Lateral pterygoid plate
mast-Mastectomy
rubro-0
glauco-Glaucoma
cost-Costochondral
cox-Coxopodite
ather-0
acanth-acanthion, acanthocyte, acanthoma,acanthulus
facio-Facioplegic
-staxis0
alb-Albino
acous-acoustician
atel-atelocardia
encephal-Encephalogram
phlebo-Phlebography, Phlebotomy
-ptysishemoptysis
cervic-Cervicodorsal
gyn-0
fibro-Fibroblast
-astheniaMyasthenia gravis
chiro-Chiropractor
blephar-Blepharoplast
gono-Gonorrhea
arch-archinephron
-ectasis, -ectasiaBronchiectasis,Telangiectasia
capill-Capillus
karyo-Eukaryote
cypho/kypho-Cyphosis
ex-Exophthalmos
zymo-0
palpebr-Palpebra
-rrhaphy0
thel(e)-Theleplasty
rhabd-rhabdomyolysis
endo-Endocrinology, Endospore
dacryo-0
para-0
aero-Aerosinusitis
proto-Protoneuron
-gnosisdiagnosis, prognosis
-ptosisApoptosis
kine-Kinesthesia
aesthesio-Anesthesia
ovo-Ovogenesis
carp-Carpopedal
-ectomyMastectomy
-plegiaparaplegia
arseno-0
cyst-Cystotomy
cyto-Cytokine
lapar-Laparotomy
auto-Autoimmune
uric-0
dis-Dissection
thely-Thelygenous
ventro-Ventrodorsal
pachy-pachyderma
kerato/cerato-Keratoscope, Ceratoid
ileo-Ileocecal valve
lacrim-Lacrimal canaliculi
meta-Metacarpus
phono-phonograph, symphony
hyster-0
top(o)-Topical anesthetic
chloro-Chlorophyll
episi-Episiotomy
epi-Epistaxis, epicardium,episclera, epidural
dent-Dentist
amph-,amphi-Amphicrania, amphismela, amphomycin
entero-Gastroenterology
humer-Humerus
cata-Cataract
eosin-Eosinophil granulocyte
-oma/omataSarcoma, Teratoma
sarco-sarcoma
apo-Apoptosis
aniso-Anisotropic, anisocytosis
macro-Macrophage
leuko-Leukocyte
capit-Capitation
melan-Melanin
clastosteoclast
onycho-Onychophagy
papill-Papillitis
omo-Omoplate
torti-Torticollis
myco-Onychomycosis
-centesisAmniocentesis
stoma(t)-Stomatogastric
phreni-Phrenic nerve, schizophrenia
amnio-Amniocentesis

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