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

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