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Vet Term Prefixes

Veterinary Terminology Prefixes

QuestionAnswer
a-, ab-, abs No, not
Ad- Toward, near
Amb-, ambi- Both
Amphi- On both sides
An- No, not
Ant-, anti- Against
Auto- Self
Ana- Up, apart
Bili- Pertaining to bile
Brady- Slow
Broncho- Relating to bronchi
Cardi-, cardio- Relating to the heart
Cervico- Relating to the neck
Circa About
Circum Around
Co- Work together
Con- Together with
Contra- Against, proposed
Di- Twice
Dia- Through, complete
Dialy- To separate
En- Inward
Endo- Within, inner
Epi- Above
Ex- Out
Exo- Outside of, outward
Extra- Outside of; in addition to
Fibro- Relating to fibers
Gaster-, gastr-, gastro- Pertaining to the stomach
Hemi- Half
Hemo- Relating to the blood
Hepat-, hepatico-, hepato- Pertaining to the liver
Homeo- Denoting likeness or resemblance
Homo- Same, similar
Hyal- Clear, transparent
Hyper- Excessive, above
Hypo- Below, deficient
Idio- Relationship to one's self or something separate and distinct
In- Not, in, inside, within
Infra- Below
Intra- Within
Iso- Equal, alike
Karyo- Relating to a cell's nucleus
Laryngo- Pertaining to the larynx
Medi- Middle
Myelo- Pertaining to the spinal cord or bone marrow
Ovari-, ovario- Pertaining to the ovary
Omni- All
Peri- Surrounding, around
Post- Behind, after
Pre-, Pro- Before, in front of, favoring
Pseudo- FALSE
Re- Back
Retro- Behind
Semi- Half
Steato- Fatty
Sub- Under, near
Syn- Joined together
Trans- Across, through, beyond
Un- Not, reversal
Created by: DrCariWise