Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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