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

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