Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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