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

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