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CPC Study Guide

Medical Terminology: Prefixes 2014 B,C,D

Prefix starting with B, C, DMeaningExample
bi- twice, double bilobular- having two lobes
brachy- short brachymelia- disproportionate shortness of limbs
brady- slow bradypepsia- slowness of digestion
cata- down catabolism- breaking down of chemicals in the body
circum- around circumcision- cutting around the male genitialis
co-; col-; com-; con-; cor- together collaboration- to bring together they efforts of two or more people
contra- against contraceptive- to protect against conception
de- away from delivery- the passage of fetus and placenta away from the genital canal into the external world
di-; dif-; dir-; dis- not, seperated Dislocation- separation of a joint
dia- through Dialysis- blood filtration through artificial kidney function
dys- abnormal, difficult Dysuria- difficult urination
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