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Locational Prefixes

TermDefinition
AB- away from
Abduct to draw away
AD- toward, near
Adduct to draw toward
ANTE- before, foreword
Antemortem performed or occurring before death
DIS- apart, away from
Dissect cut apart
EC- ECTO- outside
Ectopic located away from the normal position
ENDO- within, in , inner
Endocrine secreting internally
EPI- above, upon
Epidermis outermost layer of skin
EX- out
Excision removal by cutting out
EXTRA- outside of
Extrapulmonary not connected with the lungs
IN- in, into
Incisions cutting into
INFRA- below, beneath
Infraciavicular below the clavicle
INTER- between
Interosseous between two bones
INTRA- within
Intravenous within a vein
META- beyond, change
Metacarpal bones beyond the wrist
PARA- near, along side
Parametrial near the uterus
PERI- surrounding
Perilaryngitis inflammation of the tissues around the larynx
POST- after, behind
Postvaccinal occurring after a vaccination
PRE- before
Prenatal before birth
PRO- PROS- before, forward
Prognosis forecast of likely course of disease
RE- back, again
Relapse return of disease symptoms
RETRO- behind, backward
Retromandibular behind lower jaw
SUB- beneath, less than
Subcutaneous under the skin
SUPRA- above, upper
Suprapelvic above the pelvis
TRANS- across, through
Transverse extending through a structure from side to side
Created by: VTRandiDawn