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Medical Terms prefix

Medical terms prefixes (from Medical Terminology for Dummies)

TermDefinition
A-, an- Lack of, without, not
Ab- Away from, take away
Ad- Towards or to, near
Ambi-, ambo- Both
Amphi- Double, both sides
Ana- Up, apart
Ante- Before, in front of, or forward
Anti- Opposing or against
Ap-, apo- Separated or derived from
Aut-, auto- Self, by yourself
Bi- Double, two, twice, both
Brady- Slow; most often refers to heart rhthm/rate
Brachy- Short
Cata- Lower, down, against
Circum- Around
Co-, con-, com- Together or with
Contra- Against or opposed to
De- Down or from
Di- Twice or two
Dia- Through, apart, across, between
Dis- Apart from or free from
Dys- Bad, painful, difficult
E-, ec-, ex- From, away from, out of
Ect-, exo-, ecto- Outside, outer, on
Em-, en- In
End-, endo-, ent-, ento- Within or inner
Epi-, ep- Upon, over, or on
Eu- Normal
Extra-, extro- Beyond, outside of, or outward
Hemi-, semi- Half, half of
Hyper- Above, excessive, beyond
Hyp-, hypo- Below, beneath, deficient
Im-, in- Into, in, within
Infra- Below or beneatn
Inter- Between
Intra- Within, inside
Intro- Into or within
Macro- Large
Mal- Bad
Mes-, meso- Middle
Meta- Beyond or changing
Micro-, micr- Tiny, small
Mono-, uni- One
Mult-, multi- Many, multiple
Neo- New or recent
Oligo- Scanty
Pan- All
Para- Beyond, beside, or after
Per- Through
Peri- Around
Poly- Many, excessive
Post- After or following, behind
Pre-, pro- In front of, before, preceding
Presby- Old age
Pseudo- False, fake
Quadri- Four
Re- Backward or again
Retro- Behind, backward
Semi- Half
Sub- Under or beneath
Super-, supra- Above, excessive, superior
Sym-, syn- With or together
Tachy- Rapid or fast
Trans- Through or across
Tri- Three
Ultra- Excessive, beyond
Created by: igymnast
 

 



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