Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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