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Nursing Prefixes

A- An- Without, lack of
Ab- Away from
Ad- To, toward
Ambi- Both, on both sides
Ana- Up, back, again
Ante- Before
Anti- Against, opposed to
Bi- Bis- Two, twice
Brady- Slow
Cata- Down, under, lower
Co- Col- Con- With, together
Com- With, together
Contra- Against, opposite
Counter- Against, opposed
De- Down, away from
Demi- Half
Dextro- Right
Di- Two, twice, double
Dis- Reversal, separation
Dys- Difficult, painful
Ec- Ecto- Ex- Exo- Out, outside, away from
En- In, into
Endo- Within, inside
Hemi- Half
Hyper- Above, over, excessive
Hypo- Lack, deficiency, beneath, below
Im- In- Into, in, on
Im- In- Not
Infra- Below
Inter- Between
Intra- Within
Intro- Into, within
Leuco- Leuko- White
Mega- Great
Ortho- Straight, normal
Para- Beside, around, hear
Per- Through
Peri- Around, about
Photo- Light
Post- After, behind
Pre- Before, in front of
Pro- Forward, before
Re- Back, again, contrary
Retro- Backward, behind
Sinistro- Left
Sub- Sup- Under, moderately
Super- Above, in excess of, over
Supra- Above, over
Sym- Syn- Together with
Therm- Thermo- Heat
Tox- Toxi- Poison
Trans- Across, through
Uni- One
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