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MTCS: Prefixes

Prefixes for Nursing Assistance Class

a- absent or without
auto- self
bi- two
bio- life
brady- slow
bronch- air tubes in lungs
contra- against or counter
cryo- cold
crypt- hidden
cyan- blue
derm- skin
di- two
dys- difficulty
ede- swelling
en- within
exo- outside
fore- in front of
glyco- sugar
gyn- woman or female
hem- blood
hemi- half
herni- rupture
hist- tissue
hydro- water
hyper- above or excessive
hypo- under or below
infra- beneath or below
inter- among or between
lact- milk
macro- large or great
mal- bad
medi- middle
micro- small
mono- one or single
narc- sleep
path- abnormal condition
ped- child
poly- many
post- after
pre- before
pseudo- false
pyr- heat or fever
quad- four
semi- half
son- sound
sub- under or below
super- above or upper
tachy- swift or rapid
therm- heat
tri- three
uni- one
Created by: pwilson