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  1. a-
    not,without, absence of
  2. ab-
    from, away from
  3. ad-
    at, increase, on, toward
  4. alb-
    denoting a white of pale color
  5. ambi-
    both, denoting something as positioned on both sided, describing both of two
  6. amph- or amphi-
    on both sides
  7. an-
    not, without, absence of
  8. ana-
    up, toward, back, again, up
  9. ante-
    before, describing something as positioned in front of another thing
  10. anti-
    describing something as against or opposed to another
  11. apo-
    away, separated from, derived from
  12. bi-
    two, twice, double
  13. brachy-
    indicating short or less commonly little
  14. brady-
    slow
  15. circum-
    around
  16. com-
    with, together
  17. con-
    with, together, jointly
  18. cor-
    with, together
  19. contra-
    counter, against
  20. de-
    away from, cessation
  21. di-
    double, two, apart, separation
  22. dia-
    through, during, across
  23. dipl-
    apart, away
  24. dis-
    apart, away, separation, taking apart
  25. dys-
    bad, abnormal, painful, difficult, defective, abnoral
  26. ec-
    out, away
  27. ecto-
    outer, outside
  28. en-
    within, upon, on, over
  29. endo-
    within, denotes something as inside or within
  30. ep-
    upon, over, above, on top
  31. epi-
    upon, over, above, on top
  32. eso-
    inward
  33. eu-
    normal, good, true, well, new
  34. ex-
    out of, away from
  35. exo-
    outside, away from, denotes something as outside another
  36. extra-
    outside
  37. fore-
    before or ahead
  38. front-
    of or pertaining to the forehead
  39. gluco-
    sweet
  40. hemi-
    one-half
  41. heter/o-
    different, denotes something as the other of two
  42. hyper-
    excessive, abnormally high, above, denotes something as extreme or beyond normal
  43. hypo-
    deficient, abnormally low, below, denotes something as below normal
  44. infer-
    below
  45. infra-
    below
  46. inter-
    between, among
  47. intra-
    within
  48. isch-
    restriction
  49. iso-
    equal
  50. juxta-
    near to, alongside or next to
  51. lei-
    smooth
  52. lept-, lepto-
    light, slender
  53. leuco-, leuko-
    denoting a white color
  54. lys-,lyso-
    dissolution, loosening
  55. macro-
    large, long
  56. mal-
    bad
  57. mega-
    large, great, enlargement, million
  58. megalo-
    large, great
  59. meso-
    middle
  60. meta-
    after, change, behind
  61. micro-
    small, denoting something as small, or relating to smallness, millionth
  62. milli-
    thousandth
  63. mono-
    one, single
  64. multi-
    many, more than once, numerous
  65. myri-
    ten thousand
  66. neo-
    new
  67. nulli-
    none
  68. olig-, oligo-
    denoting something as having little, having few
  69. pachy-
    thick
  70. pan-
    all, denoting something as complete or containing everything
  71. par-
    alongside, abnormal
  72. para-
    alongside of, abnormal
  73. parvo-
    small
  74. per-
    through
  75. peri-
    around
  76. pleio-
    more, excessive, multiple
  77. poly-
    excessive, over, many
  78. post-
    to follow after, denotes something as after or behind another
  79. pre-
    to come before, denotes something as before another in physical position or time
  80. primi-
    first, denotes something as first of most important
  81. pro-
    before, denotes something as before another in physical position or time
  82. proto-
    denotes something as first of most important
  83. pseudo-
    false or fake
  84. quadri-
    four
  85. re-
    back, again, backward
  86. retro-
    backward, behind
  87. rhodo-
    denoting a rose-red color
  88. sclero-
    hard
  89. scolio-
    twisted, curved
  90. scoto-
    darkness
  91. semi-
    half, partial
  92. sub-
    under, beneath, below
  93. super-
    above, superior
  94. supra-
    above, excessive
  95. sym-, sy, syl, syn, sys
    together, joined, indicates similarity, likeness, or being together
  96. syn-
    together, joined
  97. tachy-
    rapid, fast, irregularly fast
  98. tetan-
    rigid, tense
  99. tetra-
    four
  100. toxi-, toxo-, toxico-
    toxin, poison
  101. trans-
    through, across, beyond, denoting something as moving or situated across or through
  102. tri-
    three
  103. ultra-
    beyond

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