Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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