Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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