Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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