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Medical Terminology Prefixes Chapter 2

a- without
ab- away from
abs- away from
ad- toward, to
ambi- both, around
an- without
ana- up, toward
ante- before
anti- against
apo- derived, separate
aut(o)- self
bi- twice, double
brachy- short
brady- slow
cata- down
circum- around
co- together
col- together
com- together
con- together
cor- together
contra- against
de- away from
di- not, separated
dif- not, separated
dir- not, separated
dis- not, separated
dia- through
dys- abnormal; difficult
ect(o)- outside
end(o)- within
epi- over
eu- well, good, normal
ex- out of, away from
exo- external, on the outside
hemi- half
hyper- above normal; overly
hypo- below normal
infra- positioned beneath
iso- equal, same
mal- bad; inadequate
meg(a)- large
megal(o)- large
mes(o)- middle, median
meta- after
micr(o)- small, microscopic
mon(o)- single
multi- many
olig(o)- few; little; scanty
pan- all, entire
pant(o)- all, entire
par(a)- beside; abnormal; involving two parts
per- through, intensely
peri- around, about, near
pluri- several, more
poly- many
post- after, following
pre- before
pro- before, forward
quadra- four
quadri- four
re- again, backward
retro- behind, backward
semi- half
sub- less than, under, inferior
super- more than, above, superior
supra- above, over
syl- together
sym- together
syn- together
sys- together
tachy- fast
trans- across, through
ultra- beyond, excessive
un- not
uni- one
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