Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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