Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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