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Medical Terminology

VT - Medical Prefixes (these will show up at the beginning of a word)

QuestionAnswer
a- Lacking; without
ab- From; away from
ad-, af- To; toward
an- Without
ana- Up; upward
ante- Before
antero- Toward the front
anti- Against; opposite
auto- Self
carbo- Carbon; charcoal
circum- Around
com-, con-, cor- With; together
contra- Against; opposite
cuti- Skin
cyst- Bladder
de- Down; from
Dia- Through; apart
Dis- Separate
dys- Painful
e- Without
ecto- Outer
ef-, ex-, exo- Out of; away from
en-, endo-, ento- Inner; within
epi- Over; upon
eu- Easy; true
extra- Outside of; in addition
fore- Before; in front
hetero- Different; other
homeo-, homo- Same; similar
hyper- More than; above
hypo- Less than normal; under
in- In; not
infra- Below; under
inter- Between
intra- Within; into
iso- Equal; alike
macro-, mega- Large
mal- Bad; poor
Medi-, Medio- Middle
Mes- Middle; intermediate
meta- Change; last
micro- Small
neo- New
par-, para- Beside; near; around
per- Throughout; thorough
peri- Around
post- After; behind
pre-, pro- In front of; before
re- Again; backward
retro- Behind; backward
sub- Under; below
super-, supra- Over; above
sym-, syn- Together; along with
Uni- or Mono- One
Bi- Two
Tri- Three
Semi-, Demi-, or Hemi- Half
Diplo- Double
Multi- or Poly- Many
Nulli- None
Ambi- or Amphi- Both
Created by: tristanichole