Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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