Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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