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Prefix/Suffixes A-H

Medical Prefixes & SUffixes A-H

a, an without,anencephalic (without a brain)anonymous
ab Away from abduction (away from, rotate) abducted
ad Toward,rotate adduction adventure
algia (pain) neuralgia (nerve pain)
ante Before,wall part antepartum (before birth) antediluvian
anti against Antibacterial antifreeze
bi two, double Bilateral(2 sides) bilingual
brady slow bradycardia (slow heartbeat)
circum Around circumrenal (around the kidney) circumnavigate
co, con Together concentric (together center; same center) coexist
De Down/away from dehydrate (away from hydration) defamed
desis binding; fixation of arthrodesis (surgical fixation of a joint)
dia (through) diaplacental (through the placenta) Diagonal
Dys difficult; abnormal dysemia (abnormal blood) dysfunctional
ecto (outside) ectocornea (outer layer of the cornea) ectoplasm
ectomy Excision/removal tonsillectomy (tonsil removal)
endo Within endogastric (within the stomach)
Epi outer, on top of, over epigastric (top of stomach)
Exo away from exophthalmus (eyes bulging away from) Exotic(away from normal, unusual
extra outside, beyond extrasensory (beyond senses) extracurricular
ferro iron ferrokinetics (study of iron metabolism) ferrotype (a positive photograph made on a plate of iron)
fore before forehead (before head) forecast
form shape of) reniform (kidney-shaped) formula
graphy writing, record graphospasm (writer's cramp) telegraph
hemi half hemiparesis (paralysis to one half of the body) hemisphere
hydra, hydro Water hydrophobia (water, afraid of) hydroplane
hyper above hypertension (high tension) hyperactive
hypo below hypothermic (below temperature) hypothesis (underlying reason)
Created by: Sonali