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Medical Terminology

Prefixes

TermDefinition
anti - against
brady- slow
oligo - scanty, little
dys - bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
pseudo - false
sym, sy - together, with
de - down, away from
pro- before, in front of
ante - before, forward
circum - peri- around
meso - middle
retro- backward
ambi - both
bi- two, double
mono - one
poly- many, much
nulli - none
quadri - four
semi or hemi- half
tri - three
uni - tri - tri - three
a-, an- without, not
ab- away from
ad- toward
ambi- around, on both sides, about
amphi- around, on both sides
ana- up , backward, against
ante- before, forward
apo- separation
auto- self
bin- twice, two
brachy- short
cac- bad
chromo- color
circum- around
con- together
contra- against, opposite
de- down, away from
deca- ten
di- two, double
dia- through, between, complete
dif- apart, free from, separate
dis- apart
dys- bad, painful, abnormal
ec- out, outside, outer
em- in
en- in, within
end-, end/o- within, inner
ep-, epi- upon, over, above
eu- good, normal
exo- out, away from
extra- outside, beyond
hemi- half
heter-, heter/o- different
homo- same
hydr-, hydr/o- water
hypo- below, under, deficient
hyper- above, beyond, excessive
in- in, into, not
inter- between
intra- within
ir- not
macro- large
mal- bad
mega- large, great
meso- middle
meta- beyond, over, between, change
micro- small
mon-, mono- one
multi- many, much
neo- new
nulli- none
olig-, olig/o- scanty
pan- all
par- around, beside
para- beside, alongside, abnormal
per- through
peri- around
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front of
pseudo- false
pyro- fire
quadri- four
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