Common Prefixes

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Common Prefixes
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2010-09-27 23:09:21
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  1. an-
    Without

    Anaerobic (without air)
  2. an-
    without

    Aphonia (without voice or sound)
  3. anti-
    Against or apposed to

    Anticoagulant
  4. Contra-
    Against or apposed to

    Contraception (apposed to being pregnant)
  5. De-
    Form, down, or not

    Decapitate (Separation of the head from the body)
  6. Ab-
    Away from

    Abnormal
  7. Ad-
    To, toward, near

    Adhesion
  8. Circum-
    around

    circumvascular (around a vessel)
  9. Peri-
    Around

    Periosteum (around bone)
  10. Dia-
    Across or through

    Dialysis (dissolution across a membrane)
  11. Trans
    Across or through

    Transmission (to send across)
  12. E-
    Out or away

    edentia (condition of teeth out)
  13. Ec-
    Out or away

    Eccentric (away from center)
  14. Ex-
    Out or away

    Excise (to cut out)
  15. Ecto-
    Outside

    Ectopic (place outside)
  16. Exo-
    Outside

    Exocrine (denoting secretion outside)
  17. Extra-
    Outside

    Extravascular
  18. En-
    Within

    Encapsulate (within little box)
  19. Endo-
    Within

    Endoscope (instrument for examining within)
  20. Intra-
    Within

    Intradermal (pertaining to within skin)
  21. Epi-
    Upon

    Epidermal (Pertaining to upon the skin)
  22. Inter-
    Between

    Intercostal (Pertaining to between the ribs)
  23. Meso-
    middle

    Mesomorphic (Pertaining to middle form)
  24. Meta-
    Beyond, after, or change

    Metastasis (beyond stopping or standing spread of disease from one part of the body to another)
  25. Para-
    Alongside or abnormal

    Paramedic (pertaining to alongside of medicine)
  26. Retro-
    backward or behind

    retrograde (going backward)
  27. Sub-
    Below or under

    Sublingual (under the tongue)
  28. Infra-
    Below or under

    infraumbilical (below the navel)

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