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

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