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

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