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Medical Prefixes

Common Medical Prefixes from Simple Guide to TMBC

QuestionAnswer
Brachio Arm
Brady Slow
Cardio Heart
Caud Tail
Cephal Head
Chondro Cartilage
Circum Around
Cochlea Shell
Contra Against, opposite
Derm Skin
Di Two
Dia Across, through, apart
Dis Seperation, away from
Dur Tough
Dys Bad, difficult, abnormal
En In, Into
Endo Inner, inside
Epi Over
Ergo Work
Eryth Red
Ex Out, Out of, Away from
Ab Away from
Ad Towards
Adeno Gland
Ambi Both
Angio Vessel
Ante Before, Forward
Anti Against
Arthro Joint
Bi Double, Two
For Opening
Gastro Stomach
Glosso Tongue
Hemi Half
Hemo Blood
Hepa Liver
Histo Tissue
Homo Same
Hydro Water
Hyper Excessive, Too high
Hypo Under, Decreased, Less than normal
Ilio Ilium
Infra Below
Inter Between
Intra Within
Iso Same
Kine Movement
Labio Lips
Later Side
Leuko White
Lipo Fat
Macro Big
Mal Bad
Mater Mother
Medi Middle
Mega Big
Multi Many
Myo Muscle
Neo New
Nephro Kidney
Neuro Nerve
Ora Mouth
Orchi Testes
Osteo Bone
Oto Ear
Para Beside
Per By, Through
Peri Around
Poly Many
Post After, Behind
Pre Before, In front of
Pro Before, In front of
Re Again
Retro Backward
Semi Half
Somato Body
Steno Narrow
Sub Under
Super Above, Over, Excess
Supra Above, Over
Syn Together
Tachy Fast
Thermo Heat
Thoraco Chest
Thrombo Clot
Trans Across, Over
Tri Three
Uni One
Uria, Uro Urine
Vaso Vessel
Viscero Organ
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