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CMT Chapter 2

Comprehensive Medical Terminology Fifth Edition - Prefixes

bi- two, double
hemi- half
milli- one-thousandth
mono- one, single
nulli- none
primi- first
quadri- four
semi- half
tetra- four
tri- three
uni- one
hyper- excessive
hyp-, hypo- under, less than normal, below, beneath
multi- many
poly- many, much
ab- from, away from
ad- toward, increase
ambi- both, both sides
ante- before, in front
circum- around
de- down, from
dia- through
ecto- outside
endo- within
epi- upon, over
ex- out, away from
exo-, extra- outside, beyond, outward
hypo- under, below
in- inside, within
infra- beneath, under
inter- between
intra- within
juxta- near, beside
meso- middle
para- near, beside
peri- around
pre- before, in front
pro- before, in front
re- back, again
retro- backward, behind
sub- under, below
supra- above, over
trans- across, through
black melan/o
blue cyan/o
gray, silver glauc/o, poli/o
green chlor/o
purple pur, pur/o
red erythr/o, eosin/o, rube-
white alb-, albin/o, leuk/o
yellow cirrh/o, jaund/o, xanth/o
a-, an- without, not, no
ana- not, without
anti-, contra- against
dis- free of, undo
im- not
in- in, inside, within
non- not
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