NUC- Prefixes&Suffixes

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a-

no, not without, lack of, apart

ab-

away from

ad-

toward, near

ambi-

both, both sides, around, about

an-

no, not, without, lack of

ana-

up, apart, backward, again, anew

ant-

against

ante-

before, forward

anti-

against

apo-

separation

astro-

star-shaped

auto-

self

bi-

two, double

bin-

twice, two

brachy-

short

brady-

slow

centi-

one hundred, one hundredth

chromo-

color

circum-

around

con-

with, together

contra-

against, opposite

de-

down, away from

di-

two, double

di(a)-

through, between, complete

dia-

through, between, complete

dif-

apart, free from, separate

di(s)-

two, apart

dis-

apart

dys-

bad, difficult, painful, abnormal

ec-

out, outside, outer

ecto-

out, outside, outer

en-

in, within

end-

within, inner

endo-

within, inner

ep-

upon, over, above

epi-

upon, over, above

eso-

inward

eu-

good, normal

ex-

out, away from

exo-

out, away from

extra-

outside, beyond

hemi-

half

heter-

different

hetero-

different

homo-

similar, same

homeo-

similar, same, likeness, constant

hydr-

water

hydro-

water

hyp-

below, deficient

hyper-

above, beyond, excessive

hypo-

below, under, deficient

in-

in, into, not

infer-

below

inter-

between

intra-

within

macro-

large

mega-

large, great

meso-

middle

meta-

beyond, over, between, change

micro-

small

milli-

one-thousandth

mon(o)-

one

multi-

many, much

nulli-

none

olig-

little, scanty

oligo-

little, scanty

par-

around, beside

para-

beside, alongside, abnormal

per-

through

peri-

around

poly-

many, much, excessive

post-

after, behind

pre-

before, in front of

primi-

first

pro-

before, in front of

proto-

first

pseudo-

flase

pyro-

fire

quadri-

four

re-

back, backward, again

retro-

backward

semi-

half

sub-

below, under, beneath

supra-

above, beyond, superior

super-

upper, above

sym,

together, with

syn-

together, with

tachy-

fast

trans-

across

tri-

three

ultra-

beyond

un-

back, reversal, not, annulment

-able

capable

-ac

pertaining to

-act

to act

-ad

pertaining to

-age

related to

-al

pertaining to

-algesia

condition of pain

-algia

pain, ache

-ant

forming

-ar

pertaining to

-arche

beginning

-ary

pertaining to

-ase

enzyme

-asthenia

weakness

-ate

use, action, having the form of, possessing

-ate(d)

use, action, having the form of, possessing

-betes

to go

-blast

immature cell, germ cell, embryonic cell

-body

body

-cele

hernia, tumor, swelling

-centesis

surgical puncture

-ceps

head

-cide

to kill

-clasia

a breaking

-clasis

crushing, breaking up

-cle

small

-clysis

injection

-cope

strike

-crit

to separate

-culture

cultivation

-cusis

hearing

-cuspid

point

-cyesis

pregnancy

-cyst

bladder, sac

-cyte

cell

-derma

skin

-dermis

skin

-desis

binding

-dipsia

thirst

-drome

course

-dynia

pain, ache

-ectasia

dilatation

-ectasis

dilatation, dilation, strectching, expansion

-ectasy

dilation

-ectomy

surgical excision, surgical removal, resection

-edema

swelling

-emesis

vomiting

-emia

blood condition

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