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Medica Terminology - Prefixes

a- not or without
ad- toward
ab- away from
ambi- both
ante- anterior, forward, in front of
antero- anterior and extending from front of
anti- inhibiting, opposing in effect
auto- self, same
bi- two
brady- slow
circum- around
contra- against or opposite
dia- through, throughout, completely
dorso- dorsal
dys- abnormal
endo- within, inside
epi- upon, besides, attached to, above
hemi- half
hyper- excessively
hypo- under, beneath, down, below
inter- between
intra- within
latero- side
medi- middle
peri- near, around
poly- many, several
postero- behind
pre- earlier than, prior to
retro- backwards, back
sub- under, beneath, below
super- greater than normal
supra- superior, above
syn- with, along, together
tachy- rapid, fast
trans- across
semi- partial, half
alb- white
chloro- green
cirrho- yellow
cyano- blue
melano- black
purpuro- purple
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