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

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