Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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