Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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