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

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