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Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
a- absence of
leuco-/leuko- white
ab- away from
lordo- curvature forward
ad- towards
macro- large
an- absence of
mal- poor/abnormal/impaired
ante- before
mega-/megalo- big/enlarged
anti- against
melano- black/dark/pigment
auto- self
meta- after/beyond
bi- two
micro- small
bio- life
mono- one/single
brady- slow
multi- many
circum- around
neo- new
co-/con- together/joined
oligo- scanty/deficiency
contra- against
ortho- straight
cryo- cold
pachy- thick
cyano- blue
pan- all
de- away from/removing
para- alongside
dia- through
peri- around
diplo- double
polio- grey
dys- difficult/abnormal/painful
poly- many
ecto- external/outside/without
post- after
en-/endo- within/in/into
pre-/pro- before
epi- upon/above/on
quadri- four
ery-/erythro- red
retro- backwards
hemi- half
scolio- Sideways/twisted
hetero- unlike/dissimilar
sclero- hard
homo- same
semi- half
hyper- above/high/in excess of normal
steno- narrow
hypo- low/below/under/less than normal
sub- below
inter- between
super-/supra- above
intra- within/inside
syn- with/together/union
iso- equal
tachy- rapid/fast
kypho- crooked/hump
uni- one
latero- side
Created by: elypi
 

 



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