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

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