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Glossary of Intro to Med. Term. Prefixes

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a-, an-
without, lacking, deficient, not
ab-
away from
ad-, af-
toward, to, near
ambi-, ampho-, amphi-
both, double
ana-
up, toward, apart
andro-
man
ante-
before, in front of, forward
anti-, ant-
against, opposing, preventing
ap-, apo-
separation from, derived from
aut-, auto-
self
brachy-
short
brady-
slow
cata-
down, under, lower, against
circum-
around
co-, com-, con-
with, together
contra-
against, opposed
de-
down, from
dextro-
to the right
dia-
through, between, apart, across
dis-
apart, free from
dorso-
to the back
dys-
difficult, bad, painful, abnormal
e-, ec-, ef-, ex-
out of, from, away from
ect-, ecto-, exo-
outside of
em-, en-, eso-
in, into, within
end-, endo-, ent-, ento-
within, inside
ep-, epi-
upon, on, over
eu-
normal, good, healthy
extra-, extro-
outside of, beyond, outward
gyn-, gyno-
woman, female
hemi-
half, partial
hetero-
different, other
hyper-
excessive, above, beyond
hyp-, hypo-
under, beneath, deficient
im-, in-
in, into, within, not
infra-
below, beneath
inter-
between
intra-, intro-
within, into
mal-
bad, abnormal
mega-, megalo-
large, big
mes-, meso-
middle
meta-
change
micr-, micro-
small
mult-, multi-
many
neo-
new, recent
noso-
disease
oligo-
little, few
pan-
all, entire
para-
beside, beyond, after
per-
through, excessive
peri-
around, surrounding
poly-
many, much, excessive
post-
after, behind
pre-, pro-
before, in front of
pseud-, pseudo-
false
pyo-
pus
pyro-
fire
re-, retro-
backward, behind, again
semi-
half
steno-
narrow
sub-
under, below, beneath
super-, supra-
above, excess, superior
sym-, syn-
together, with
tachy-
fast
telo-
end
therm-
heat
trans-
across, through, beyond
ultra-
beyond, excess
xero-
dry

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