Medical Prefixes & Suffixes

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

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