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

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