root words 2

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root words 2
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root word/combining vowel and meaning
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  1. a/an
    not/without

    • examples of use 
    • asepsis, apnea
  2. ab
    away from

    • examples of use 
    • abduction
  3. ad
    toward

    • examples of use 
    • adduction
  4. anti
    against

    ex. antibiotic
  5. bi
    two, both

    ex. bifocals, binoculars
  6. brady
    slow

    ex. bradycardia, bradypnea
  7. contra
    against 

    ex. contraindication
  8. dia
    through 

    ex. diarrhea, dysuria
  9. dys
    painful, difficult

    ex. dyspnea, diathermy
  10. ec
    out, outside 

    ex. ectopic, ectogenous
  11. endo
    in, within, inner 

    ex. endogenous, endoscope
  12. epi
    above, upon 

    ex. epigastric, epidermis
  13. hyper
    excessive, above 

    ex. hypertension
  14. hypo
    below, deficient 

    ex. hypothermia
  15. inter
    between

    ex. intervertebral, intercostal
  16. intra
    within 

    ex. intravenous, intramuscular
  17. mal
    bad 

    ex. malpractice, malignant, malnourished
  18. meta
    beyond

    ex. metamorphosis, metastasis
  19. mono
    one

    ex. monocular, monocyte
  20. neo
    new

    ex. neoplasm, neonatal
  21. para
    near, along 

    ex. parathyroid, paralysis
  22. peri
    around 

    ex. periosteum, pericardial
  23. poly
    many

    ex. polycycstic, polyuria
  24. post
    after 

    ex. post operative, post partum
  25. pre
    before

    ex. pre operative, premature
  26. retro
    back, behind 

    ex. retroperitoneal, retrograde
  27. sub
    below

    ex. substernal, subcutaneous, subtotal
  28. syn
    together, with 

    ex. synergist, syndrome
  29. tachy 
    fast 

    ex. tachypnea, tachycardia
  30. trans
    through, across 

    ex. transabdominal, transurethral
  31. tri
    three

    ex. tricuspid, trigeminal
  32. uni
    one

    ex. unilateral, uniform

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