terminology prefixes

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terminology prefixes
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common prefixes in medical terminology
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  1. a-, an-
    lacking

    ex. anemia
  2. ab-
    away from

    ex. abnormal
  3. ad-
    above, on top of

    ex. adrenal
  4. ambi-
    denoting two

    ex. ambidextrous
  5. ana-
    up, back again
  6. ante-
    just before
  7. anti-
    oppose, against
  8. apo-
    away, separation
  9. bi-
    two
  10. brady-
    slow
  11. cata-
    down, downward, against
  12. contra-
    against, opposite
  13. de-
    preventing, away from
  14. di-
    referring to two
  15. dia-
    through
  16. dis-
    apart, separation
  17. dys-
    difficult
  18. e-, ec-, ex-, es-
    away from, beyond
  19. ecto-
    outside, outer part
  20. erythro-
    redness
  21. extra-
    outside, beyond
  22. glyco-
    sweetness
  23. hemi-
    half
  24. hyper-
    excess
  25. hypo-
    deficiency
  26. idio-
    individual, distinct
  27. infra-
    below
  28. intra-
    within
  29. juxta-
    of close proximity
  30. lepto-
    thin, narrow, mild, weakness
  31. macro-
    large
  32. meg-, magal-
    huge, excessively large
  33. mesa- meso-
    middle
  34. meta-
    change, transformation
  35. micro-
    very small
  36. olig-
    very little
  37. omni-
    all
  38. pachy-
    thickening
  39. para-
    near
  40. per-
    puncture, through
  41. peri-
    around, enclosed
  42. phaco-
    denoting eye lens
  43. poly-
    excessive
  44. post-
    after, behind
  45. pre-, pro-
    before, in front of
  46. pseudo-
    false
  47. py-, pyo-
    denoting plus
  48. pyr-, pyreto-
    fever, heat
  49. re-
    return, back, again
  50. retro-
    backward
  51. sclero-
    hardening, stiffening
  52. semi-
    half
  53. skeleto-
    denoting the skeleton
  54. steno-
    constriction, narrowing, shortening
  55. sub-
    less than, beneath
  56. super-, supra-
    above
  57. sym-
    with, along, beside
  58. syn-
    joined together
  59. tachy-
    accelerated
  60. trans-
    across, in the process of change
  61. tri-
    denoting three
  62. ultra-
    beyond, excess
  63. un-
    not, reversal

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