Chapter 4 - Prefixes

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  1. carp/o
    wrist bones
  2. cih/o
    meals
  3. cis/o
    to cut
  4. cost/o
    rib
  5. cutane/o
    skin
  6. dactyl/o
    fingers, toes
  7. duct/o
    to lead, carry
  8. flex/o
    to bend
  9. furc/o
    forking, branching
  10. gloss/o
    tongue
  11. glyc/o
    sugar
  12. immun/o
    protection
  13. morph/o
    shape, form
  14. mort/o
    death
  15. nat/i
    birth
  16. nect/o
    to bend, tie, connect
  17. norm/o
    rule, order
  18. ox/o
    oxygen
  19. pub/o
    pubis (pubic bone); anterior portion of the pelvic or hipbone
  20. seps/o
    infection
  21. somn/o
    sleep
  22. son/o
    sound
  23. the/o
    to put, place
  24. thel/o
    nipple
  25. thyr/o
    thyroid gland; shield (the shape of the thyroid gland resembled (-oid) ta shield to those who named it)
  26. top/o
    place, position, location
  27. tox/o
    poison
  28. trache/o
    windpipe, trachea
  29. urethr/o
    urethra
  30. -blast
    embryonic, immature
  31. -crine
    to secrete
  32. -cyesis
    pregnancy
  33. -drome
    to run
  34. -fusion
    coming together, to pour
  35. -gen
    substance that produces
  36. -lapse
    to side, fall, sag
  37. -lysis
    breakdown, separation, loosening
  38. -meter
    to measure
  39. -mission
    to send
  40. -or
    one who
  41. -partum
    birth, labor
  42. -phoria
    to bear, carry; feeling (mental state)
  43. -physis
    to grow
  44. -plasia
    development, formation
  45. -plasm
    structure, formation
  46. -pnea
    breathing
  47. -ptosis
    droop, sag, prolapse
  48. -rrhea
    flow, discharge
  49. -stasis
    stop, control
  50. -trophy
    nourishment, development
  51. a-, an-
    no, not, without
  52. ab-
    away from (notice that the b faces away from the a)
  53. ad-
    toward (notice that the d faces toward the a)
  54. ana-
    up, apart
  55. ante-
    before, forward
  56. anti-
    against
  57. auto-
    self, own
  58. bi-
    two
  59. brady-
    slow
  60. cata-
    down
  61. con-
    with, together
  62. contra-
    against, opposite
  63. de-
    down, lack of
  64. dia-
    thorough, complete
  65. dys-
    bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
  66. ec-, ecto-
    out, outside
  67. en-, endo-
    in, within
  68. epi-
    up, on, above
  69. eu-
    good, normal
  70. ex-
    out, away from
  71. hemi-
    half
  72. hyper-
    excessive, above
  73. hypo-
    deficient, under
  74. in-
    not
  75. in-
    into, within
  76. infra-
    beneath
  77. inter-
    between
  78. intra-
    into, within
  79. macro-
    large
  80. mal-
    bad
  81. meta-
    beyond, change
  82. micro-
    small
  83. neo-
    new
  84. pan-
    all
  85. para-
    abnormal, beside, near
  86. per-
    through
  87. peri-
    surrounding
  88. poly-
    many, much
  89. post-
    after, behind
  90. pre-
    before, in front of
  91. pro-
    before, forward
  92. pseudo-
    false
  93. re-
    back, again
  94. retro-
    behind, backward
  95. sub-
    under
  96. supra-
    above, upper
  97. syn-, sym-
    together, with
  98. tachy-
    fast
  99. trans-
    across, through
  100. ultra-
    beyond, excess
  101. uni-
    one

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