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Glossary of Medical Terminology: Prefixes 2

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a - , an -
absence of, without, no, not
aut -
self (autopsy=to see for one's self the cause of a person's death)
dia -
across, apart, complete knowledge, through
ec - , e - out,
outside, away from
en -
within, in, inner
endo -
within
exo -
outside
hyper -
above, beyond, excessive, more than normal
hypo -
below, less than normal, beneath, deficient
pro - , pros -
before, forward, in front of
re =
back, behind
retro -
behind, backward
sub -
under, below
trans-
across, through, over, beyond

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