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medical terms

prefix, suffix, combing forms/root words

TermDefinition
a- no, not, without, lack of, apart
ab- away from
ad- toward, near
ambi- both, both sides, around, about
an- no, not,without,lack of
ana- up, apart, backward, again,anew
ante- before, forward
anti- against
ant- against
apo- seperation
astro- star-shaped
auto- self
bi- two-double
bin- twice,two
brachy- short
brady- slow
cac- bad
cent- one hundred, one hundredth
chromo- color
circum- around
con- with, together
contra- against, oppossite
de- down, away from
deca- ten
di- two, double
dia-, di(a)- through, between , complete
dif- apart, free from, seperate
di(s)- two,apart
dis- apart
dys- bad, difficult, painful, abnormal
ec- out, outside, outer
ecto- out, outside, outer
em- in
en- in, within
end- within,inner
endo- within, inner
ep- upon, over,above
epi- upon, over, above
eso- indward
eu- good, normal
ex- out, away from
exo- out , away from
extra- outside, beyond
hemi- half
heter- different
hetero- different
homeo- similar,same, likeness,constant
homo- similar,same
hydr- water
hyp- below,deficient
hyper- above, beyond, excessive
hypo- below,under, deficient
in- in,into,not
infer- below
inter- between
intra within
ir- in
mal- bad
mega- large, great
meso- middle
meta- beyond, over, between, change
micro- small
milli- one-thousandth
mon(o)- one
mono- one
mult- many,much
neo- new
nulli- none
olig/o- little,scanty
pan- all
para- beside,alongside,abnormal
per- through
peri- around
poly- many,much, excessive
post- after,behind
pre- before,in front of
primi- first
pro- before, in front of
proto- first
preuso- false-
pyro- fire
quadri- four
re- back,backward,again
retro- backward
semi- half
sub- below,under,beneath
super- upper,above
supra- above,beyond, superior
sym- together, with
syn- together, with
tachy- rapid, fast
trans- across
tri- three
ultra- beyond
un- back,reversal,not,annilment
uni- one
Created by: zporah
 

 



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