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Latin Medical Roots

Roots like Ab-, Hyper-, Ecto-, Intra-, Ana-, and more

Latin TermEnglish Meaning
Ab- Away from
Ad- To, toward, near
Ambi- Both
Amphi- About, on both sides, both
Ampho- Both
Ana- Up, again
Ante- Before, forward
Apo- From, away from
Cata- Down
Circum- Around
Com With, together
Con With, together
Contra- Against, opposite
De- Away from, detract
Dia- Through, complete
Dis- Reversal, apart from
Dys- Bad, painful, disordered
E- Out, away from
Ex- Out, away from
Ec- Out from
Ecto- Outside, outer side
Endo- Within
Epi- Upon, on
Exo- Outside, outer layer
Extra Outside
Hemi- Half
Hyper- Above, over, excessive
Hypo- Under, below, deficient
Im, in (In, into) -OR- (Not)
Infra- Below (Infrastructure, infrared)
Inter Between
Intra Within (intravenious)
Meta Beyond, change
Opistho- Behind, backwards
Para Beside, near to, beyond
Per- Through, excessive
Peri- Around
Post- After, behind
Pro- Before, in front of
Re- Back, again
Retro- Backward, located behind
Semi- Half
Sub- Under
Super Above, upper, excessive
Supra Above, upper, excessive
Sym Together, with
Trans Across, through, beyond
Ultra Beyond, in excess
Created by: BrandonDL