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Chapter 6

The Most Important Prefixes

A Without, devoid of, not
Apnea The absence of breathing
An Devoid of, without
Anesthesia Without sensation
Alb White
Albinism A condition where the affected individual has an abnormally white complexion, due to a lack of melanin
Auto Self
Autolysis A self-destructive mechanism of cells in which the cells are destroyed by their own enzymes
Bi Both, dual, twice
Bicuspid Possessing dual cusps, which is seen in premolar teeth
Co/ Con / Com Along with
Congenital Heart Disease Inborn defects which disrupt the normal mechanisms of the heart
De Down, to rid of
Depilatory A depilatory
Created by: muszii33