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Glossary of Common Prefixes 2

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a-,ab-
away from
a-,an-
negative
ad-
toward
aer-
air
alge-,algio-,algo-
pain
amph-,amphi-,ampho-
around; on both sides
angi-,angio-
relating to blood or lymph vessels
ante-
before
anti-
against; opposing
apo-
derived from; separated
aut-,auto-
same; self
cephal-,cephalo-
relating to a head
contra-,counter-
against; opposed
cyst-,cysti-,cysto-
bag; bladder
dent-,denti-,dento-
relating to the teeth
derm-,derma-,dermato-,dermo
the skin
dia-
through; completely
dis-
negative; double; absence of
dys-
difficult; bad
ecto-
out; on the outside
ex-,exo-
out
hemo-,hemato-
relating to the blood
holo-
all; a whole
homo-,homeo-
same; similar
hydra-,hydro-
relating to water
iso-
equal
kinesi-
movement
latero-
side
macro-
large; long; big
mal-
bad; poor; evil
mega-,megal-
large; great
melan-,melano-
black
meta-
beyond; over; between; change
micro-
small
myelo-
marrow
myo-
muscle
neuro-
nerve
non-,not-
no
ortho-
straight; normal
os-
a mouth; a bone
oste-,osteo-
a bone
path-
disease; suffering
peri-
around
pneu-
relating to the air or lungs
post-
after
pre-
before
proto-
first
tropho-
relating to nutrition
vaso-
a blood vessel
venter-,ventro-
the abdomen

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