Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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