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Prefixes

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QuestionAnswer
a-/an- no/without e.g.amenorrhea/anechoic (a- before a consonant
ab- away from e.g. abduct
ad- toward e.g. adduct
ante-/pre-/pro- before e.g. antenatal/preoperative
anti-/contra- against e.g. antibiotic/contralateral
bi-/di- two e.g. bifid/dissect
brady- slow e.g. bradycardia
de- down from, removing e.g. decomposition
dia- through, between, across e.g. dialysis
dys- difficult/abnormal e.g. dysphagia
ecto-/ex-/exo- outside/without/away from e.g. exophytic/ectoplasm
en-/endo-/em-/eso- inside e.g. encapsulated
epi- above/on e.g. epicondyle
eu- good/normal e.g. euthyroid
hemi-/semi- half/partly e.g. hemilaminectomy
hyper- excessive, greater than normal e.g. hypercholesterolemia
hypo-/sub- beneath/below normal, under e.g. hyponatremia
in- not e.g. inability
infra- beneath e.g. infraorbital
inter- between e.g. intercondylar
intra- within/inside of e.g. intrauterine
macro- large e.g. macrosomia
mal- bad e.g. malalignment
meso- middle or moderate e.g. mesothelial
micro- small e.g. microhematuria
multi-/poly- many/excessive e.g. multinodular/polyhydramnios
mono-/uni- one e.g. monochorionic/unilateral
nulli- none e.g. nulliparous
para- near, beside, resembling, abnormal e.g. parahepatic
per- through, by, or completely e.g. percutaneous
hyper- excessive, greater than normal e.g. hypercholesterolemia
hypo-/sub- beneath/below normal
in- not e.g. inability
infra- beneath e.g. infraorbital
inter- between e.g. intercondylar
intra- within/inside of e.g. intrauterine
macro- large e.g. macrosomia
mal- bad e.g. malalignment
meso- middle or moderate e.g. mesothelial
micro- small e.g. microhematuria
multi-/poly- many/excessive e.g. multinodular/polyhydramnios
mono-/uni- one e.g. monochorionic/unilateral
nulli- none e.g. nulliparous
para- near, beside, resembling, abnormal e.g. parahepatic
per- through, by, or completely e.g. percutaneous
peri- around/near e.g. periventricular
post- after, behind e.g. postoperative
primi- first e.g. primigravida
re- back, again e.g. redo
retro- behind, backward e.g.retroareolar
super- more than normal, excessive e.g. superinfection
supra- above, over e.g. suprapubic
sy(n)(m)- together, union e.g. symphysis
tachy- fast e.g. tachyarrhythmia
trans- across/through e.g. transesophageal
uni- one e.g. unilateral
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