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Medical Terminology

Prefixes

TermDefinition
a-, an- lack of, no, not, apart
brady- slow
dys- difficult
eu- good, normal
hyper- excessive, above, beyond
hypo- deficient, below, under
tachy- rapid
ad- toward, near to
anti-, contra- against
auto- self
brachy- short
brady- slow
cac-, mal- bad
dia- through, between, complete
dys- bad, difficult, painful, abnormal
eu- good, normal
ex-, exo- out, away from
hetero- different
homeo- similar, same, likeness, constant
hydro- water
micro- small
oligo- scanty, little
pan- all
pseudo- false
sym-, syn- together, with
bi- two, double
de- down, away from
di- two, double
dif-, dis- apart, free from, separate
ec-, ecto- out, outside, outer
end-, endo- within, inner
ep-, epi- upon, over, above
extra- outside, beyond
in- in, into, not
mega- large
meta- beyond, over, between, change
para- beside, alongside, abnormal
poly- many, much, excessive
post- after, behind
pre- before, in front of
pro- before, in front of
super- upper, above
supra- above, beyond, superior
ab- away from
ana- up, apart, backward
ante- before, forward
cata- down
circum- ,per- around
inter- between
intra- within, into
meso- middle
retro- backward
sub- below, under, beneath
ambi- both
bin- twice, two
centi- one hundredth
deca- ten
di(s)- two, apart
milli- one thousandth
mono- one
multi- many, much
nulli- none
primi- first
quadri- four
semi-, hemi- half
tri- three
uni- one
con- with, together
re- again, OR backward
un- not
Created by: thewebster