common prefixes

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Common prefixes

a- or an-

absence of, without

ab-

away from

acro-

extremity

ad-

towards

ambi-

both

ana-

up, excessive

aniso-

unequal

ante-

before

anti-

against

auto-

self

brady-

slow

centi-

hundred

chrom-

colour

circum-

around

co-/con-

together with

contra-

against

cryo-

cold

crypto-

hidden

cyano-

blue

de-

away from/reversing

demi-

half

dextro-

to the right

dia-

through

dys-

difficult, painful

ecto-

without, outside

endo-

within, inside

ery- / erythro-

red

eu-

good/normal

extra-

outside

flavo-

yellow

gen-

referring to birth or producing

haemo-

blood

hemi-

half

hetero-

different, other

homeo-

like

homo-

same

hyper-

above, in excess of normal

hypo-

below, under, less than normal

idio-

peculiar to the individual

infra-

below

inter-

between

intra-

within

iso-

equal, same

kypho-

humped, rounded

leuco-

white

macro-

large

mal-

bad, abnormal

mega-

big, enlarged

melano-

black, dark, pigment

meta-

beyond

micro-

small

multi-

many

narco-

stupor

nocto-/ nycto-

night

oligo-

scanty

ortho-

straight

os-

opening, bone

pachy-

thick

para-

alongside, close to

ped-

foot, child

penta-

five

per-

through

peri-

around

polio-

grey

poly-

many

post-

after

pre-/pro-

before

proto-

first

pseudo-

false

quadri-

four

retro-

behind

sub-

below

supra-

above

syn-

with, union

tachy-

fast, rapid

tetra-

four

tri-

three

ultra-

beyond

xantho

yellow

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