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Prefixes: Med. Term.

Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin Roots. Prefixes. (GREEK in all caps)

PrefixDefinition
A-, AN- (4) not, deficient, absence of
ab- (1) away from
ACRO- (8) the extremities
ad- (2) to, toward, near
ambi- (3) both
AMPHI-, AMPHO- (9) on both sides, around, both
ANA- (9) up, back, again
ante- (1) before, in front of (in time or place)
ANTI- (7) against, opposing
APO- (7) from, away from, off
AUTO- (8) self
CATA- (9) down, downward, completely
circum- (3) around, enveloping
co-, con- (1) with, together; very, thoroughly
contra- (1) opposite, against
de- (3) down, away from, absent
DIA- (7) through, across; completely; apart
dis- (2) away, apart from , removed
DYS- (4) painful, difficult, defective, abnormal
e-, ex- (2) out of, away from
ECTO- (7) outside of
EN- (7) in, into, within
ENDO-, ENTO- (7) within
EPI- (7) on, upon, above
ESO- (7) within
EU- (8) well, good, normal
EX-, EC- (7) out of, away from
EXO- (7) outside, outward
extra-, extro- (3) on the outside of, beyond, not relating to
HEMI- (8) half
HYPER- (4) over, excessive, above, beyond normal
HYPO- (4) under, deficient, below normal
in- (1) in, into; not; very, completely
infra- (1) beneath, below
inter- (1) between
intra- (3) within
juxta- (1) near, next to
META- (9) change, after, next
PARA- (8) beside, around; abnormal, disordered; beyond
per- (1) through; very, completely
PERI- (7, does not elide) around, surrounding
post- (2) after, behind
pre- (2) before, in front of (in space or time)
pro- (3) before, in front of, forward; precursor
PRO- (9) before, in front of
re- (1) back, again
retro- (1) backward, in back, behind
sub- (2) under, below
supra-, super- (1) over, above
SYN- (7) with, together
trans- (3) across, through
ultra- (2) beyond, excess
MONO-, uni- one
DI-, bi- two
TRI-, tri- three
TETRA-, quadra- four
PENT-, PENTA- five
HEX-, HEXA- six
HEPT-, HEPTA- seven
OCT-, OCTA- eight
NON-, NONA- nine
DECA- ten
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