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Carnegie Prefixes

Medical Term Prefixes

TermDefinition
a, an-, ar- without, lack of
ab- away from
ad- towards
ambi- both
amphi- both sides
ana- up; apart
ante before; in front of; forward
anter/o- in front, before
anti- aganist
anis/o- unequal, dissimilar
auto- self
bi- two
brady- slow
cata- down
circum- around
co, com con- together
contra- against; opposite
de- lack of; down; away from
dextr/o- right side
di- two
dia- between, through, complete
dipl/o- double, two-fold
dors/o- back
dys- painful, difficult, bad
ex- ec- out; out from
ect/o-, exo-, extra- outside, outward
em, en- in
endo- within
epi upon; above
eu- good, normal
extra- outside
hemi- half
heter/o- different
hidr/o- sweat
homo- same
hydr/o- water
hyper- above; excessive, beyond
hypo- below; deficient, under
im, in- not, in
infra- below, inferior to
inter- between
intra- within
is/o- equal
later/o- side
macro- large
mal- bad
meso- mid- medi- middle
meta- change, beyond after, over
micro- small, not visible to naked eye
mon/o- one
multi- many, much
neo- new
pachy- thick
pan- all
para- beside, along side, near
per- through
peri- around, surrounding
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
poster/o- behind, posterior, toward the back
pre- before, in front of
primi- first
pro- before
pseud/o- false
quad, quadri- four
re- back, again
retro- behind, backward
scler/o- hard
semi- part of, half
sinistr/o- left side
sub- under, below
super- above, upon, excessive
supra- above, upon
sym, syn- together, with, joined
tachy- rapid, fast
tetra- four
trans- across, through
tri- three
ultra- beyond, in excess
uni- one
Created by: ICVT55
 

 



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