Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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