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

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