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ab- away from
ad- toward
ana- up, apart, backward, again, anew
ante- before; forward
apo- off away
aut-, auto- Self, own
brachy- Short
con- Together, with
de- Lack of; down; less; removal of
dia- Complete; through
dorsi- Back
dys- Bad; painful; difficult; abnormal
echo- Reflected sound
ecto- Out; outside
em- In
en- In, within
end- In, within
endo- In, within
epi- above; upon; on
eso- Inward
eu- Good, normal
ex-, exo- Out; away from
extra- Outside
hemi- Half
hyper- Above; excessive
hypo- Deficient; below; under; less than normal
infra- Below; inferior to; beneath
inter- Between
intra- Within; into
ipsi- Same
ir- In
kern- Nucleus (collection of nerve cells in the brain)
macro- Large
mal- Bad
mega- Large
meso- Middle
meta- Change, beyond
micro- Small
multi- Many
nulli- None
oxy- Swift; sharp; acid
pachy- Heavy; thick
par- Other than; normal
para- near; beside; abnormal; apart from; along the side of
per- Through
peri- Surround
polio- Gray matter (of brain or spinal cord)
poly- Many; much
post- After; behind
pre- before; in front of
primi- First
pro-, pros- Before, forward
pseudo- False
quadric- Four
re- back; again; backward
retro- Behind; back, backward
semi- Half
sub- Under; below
supra- Above, upper
sym- together; with
syn- Together; with
tachy- Fast
tetra- Four
trans- Across, through
tri- Three
ultra- Beyond; excess
uni- One
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