Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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