Medical Terminology - Prefixes

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  1. a, an, ar
    without
  2. ab
    away from
  3. acro
    extremities
  4. ad
    toward, to
  5. adeno
    glandular
  6. areo
    air
  7. ambi
    around, on both sides
  8. amyl
    starch
  9. ante
    before, forward
  10. anti
    against, counteracting
  11. bi
    double
  12. bili
    bile
  13. bio
    life
  14. bis
    two
  15. brachio
    arm
  16. brady
    slow
  17. broncho
    bronchus (pl. bronchi)
  18. cardio
    heart
  19. cervico
    neck
  20. chole
    gall or bile
  21. cholecysto
    gallbladder
  22. circum
    around
  23. contra
    against, opposite
  24. costo
    ribs
  25. cyto
    bladder
  26. demi
    half
  27. derma
    skin
  28. dis
    from
  29. dorso
    back
  30. dys
    abdominal, difficult
  31. electro
    electric
  32. en
    into, in, within
  33. encephal
    brain
  34. entero
    intestine
  35. equi
    equal
  36. eryth
    red
  37. ex
    out, out of, away from
  38. extra
    outside of, in addition to
  39. ferro
    iron
  40. fibro
    fiber
  41. fore
    before, in front of
  42. gastro
    stomach
  43. glosso
    tongue
  44. glyco
    sugar
  45. hemi
    half
  46. hemo
    blood
  47. hepa, hepato
    liver
  48. histo
    tissue
  49. homo
    same
  50. hydro
    water
  51. hygro
    moisture
  52. hyper
    too much, too high
  53. hypo
    under, decreased
  54. hyster
    uterus
  55. ileo
    ileum
  56. in
    in, within, into
  57. inter
    between
  58. intra
    within
  59. intro
    in. within, into
  60. juxta
    near, close to
  61. laryngo
    larynx
  62. latero
    side
  63. lapar
    abdomen
  64. leuk
    white
  65. macro
    large, big
  66. mal
    bad, poor
  67. mast
    breast
  68. medio
    middle
  69. mega, megalo
    large, great
  70. meno
    menses
  71. mono
    single
  72. multi
    many
  73. meylo
    bone marrow, spinal cord
  74. myo
    muscle
  75. neo
    new
  76. nephro
    kidney
  77. neuro
    nerve
  78. nitro
    nitrogen
  79. noct
    night
  80. non
    not
  81. ob
    against, in front of
  82. oculo
    eye
  83. odonto
    tooth
  84. pan
    all
  85. para
    beside, accessory to
  86. path
    disease
  87. ped
    child, foot
  88. per
    by, through
  89. peri
    around
  90. pharyngo
    pharynx
  91. phlebo
    vein
  92. photo
    light
  93. phren
    diaphragm, mind
  94. pneumo
    air, lungs
  95. pod
    foot
  96. poly
    many, much
  97. post
    after
  98. pre
    before
  99. proct
    rectum
  100. pseudo
    false
  101. psych
    mind
  102. pyel
    pelvis of the kidney
  103. pyo
    pus
  104. pyro
    fever, heat
  105. quadri
    four
  106. radio
    radiation
  107. re
    back, again
  108. reno
    kidney
  109. retro
    backward
  110. rhin
    nose
  111. sacro
    sacrum
  112. salpingo
    fallopian tube
  113. sacro
    flesh
  114. sclero
    hard, hardening
  115. semi
    half
  116. sex
    six
  117. skeleto
    skeleton
  118. steno
    narrowing, constriction
  119. sub
    under
  120. super
    above, excess
  121. supra
    above
  122. syn
    together
  123. tachy
    fast
  124. thyro
    thyroid, gland
  125. trache
    trachea
  126. trans
    across, over
  127. tri
    three
  128. ultra
    beyond
  129. un
    not, back, reversal
  130. uni
    one
  131. uretero
    ureter
  132. urethro
    urethra
  133. uro
    urine, urinary organs
  134. vaso
    vessel

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