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Glossary of Prefixes from Med Term I

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a- or an-
without, lack of
ad-
toward
bi-
two, double
de-
down, away from
di-
two, double
dia-
through
dif- or dis-
apart, free from, seperate
dys-
bad, difficult, painful
ec- or ecto-
out, outside, outer
end- or endo-
within, inner
ep- or epi-
upon, over, above
eu-
good, normal
ex- or exo-
out, away from
extra-
outside, beyond
hyper-
above, excessive
hypo-
below, deficient
in-
in, into, not
mega-
large, great
meta-
beyond, over, between, change
para-
beside, alongside
poly-
many
post-
after, behind
pre-
before, in front of
pro-
before, in front of
super-
above, beyond
supra-
above, beyond
ab-
away from
ana-
up
ante-
before
cata-
down
circum- or peri-
around
endo-
within
epi-
upon
ex-
out, away from
infra-
within
inter-
between
intra-
within
meso-
middle
retro-
backward
sub-
below, under
ambi-
both
centi-
a hundred
deca-
ten
dipi-
double
di(s)-
two, apart
milli-
one-thousandth
multi-
many, much
nulli-
none
primi-
first
quadri-
four
quint-
five
semi- or hemi-
half
tetra-
four
tri-
three
uni-
one
anti- or contra-
against
auto-
self
brachy-
short
brady-
slow
cac- or mal-
bad
hetero-
different
homeo-
similar, same
hydro-
water
micro-
small
oligo-
scanty, little
pan-
all
pseudo-
false
sym- or syn-
together

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