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

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