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Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Prefixes

dys- bad, painful, difficult
hyper- excessive, above normal, increased
hypo- decreased, under, below normal
anti- against
bi- two, double
brady- slow
endo-, intra-, end- within, inside
epi- above, upon, on
eu- good, normal, well, easy
hemi- one half
mal- bad
neo- new, strange
peri- surrounding, around
poly- excessive, many
post- after
pre- before
sub- under, less, below
supra-, super- above or excessive
tachy- rapid, fast
ab- away from, negative, absent
ad- toward, to, in the direction of
ex-, exo- out of, outside, away from
in- in, into, not, without
macro- large, abnormal size, or long
micro- small
mega- enlargement, great
inter- between, among
retro- behind, backward, back of
ana- up, apart, excessive, back, backward
eti-, eti/o cause of disease
pan- all, entire, every
dextr/o right side
sinistr/o left side
olig/o scanty, few
tri- three
re- again
brachy- short
tele-, tele/o distant, distance
pneu- air, lung
par-, para- beside, near, beyond, abnormal, apart from, opposite, along side of
hyp- deficient, under, below
de- down, lack of, from, not, removal
dia-, di- through, between, apart, complete
pro- supporting
an- not, without
di- twice, twofold, double
en- in, within, into
intra- within
a- no, not, without, away from, negative
par- abnormal
ultra- beyond
bin- two
extra- outside
ec- out
mio- smaller
eso- inward
e- out of
mon- one
oxy- swift, sharp
nulli- none
primi- first
ante- before, forward
multi- many
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