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Wilma 3

Medical Terminology Prefixes

a-/an- absence of/without
ab- away from
ad- towards
ante- before
anti- against
bi- two
brady- slow
circum- around
co-/con- together/joined
contra against
cryo- cold
cyano- blue
de- away from/removing
dia- through
dys- difficult/abnormal/painful
ecto- external/outside/without
en-/endo- within/in/into
epi- upon/above/on
ery-/erthro red
hemi- half
hetero- unlike/dissimilar
homo- same
hyper- above/high/in excess of normal
hypo- low/below/under/les than normal
inter- between
intra- within/inside
iso- equal
leuco-/leuko- white
macro- large
mal- poor/abnormal
mega-/megalo- big/enlarged
melano- black/dark/pigment
mata- after/beyond
micro- small/one
multi- many
oligo- scanty/deficiency
ortho- straight
pachy- thick
pan- all
para- alongside
peri- around
polio- grey
ploy- many
post- after
pre-/pro- before
quadric- four
retro- bakwards
sclero- hard
semi- half
steno- narrow
sub- below
super-/supra- above
syn- with/together/union
tachy- fast/rapid
Created by: wils3957