Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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