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Common Prefixes Used

Common Prefixes Used for Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
a without or absence of
ab from; away from
ad to; toward
an without or absence of
ante before
anti against
bi two
bin two
brady slow
con together
contra against
de from; down from; lack of
dia through; complete; between; apart
dis to undo; free from
dys difficult; laboured; painful; abnormal
ec out
ecto outside
endo within
epi on; upon; over
eso inward
eu normal; good
ex outside; outward
exo outside; outward
extra outside of; beyond
hemi half
hyper above; excessive
hypo below; incomplete; deficient
in in; into; not
infra under; below
inter between
intra within
mal bad
meso middle
meta after; beyond; change
micro small
multi many
neo new
nulli none
pan all; total
para outside; beyond; around
per through
peri surrounding (outer)
poly many; much
post after
pre before; in front of
pro before
quadri four
re back
retro back; behind
semi half
sub under; below
super over; above
supra above; beyond; on top
sym together; joined
syn together; joined
tachy fast; rapid
tetra four
trans through; across; beyond
tri three
ultra beyond; excess
uni One
Created by: lhowrie
 

 



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