Veterinary Medical Terminology~ Prefixes

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Prefixes ~VETT118 Veterinary Medical Terminology San Juan College Veterinary Technician ~Veterinary Medical Terminology by: J. Romich Chapter 1- Ready, Set, Go

combining form

combination of the root and the combining vowel

combining vowel

vowel (usually o) that is added to the end of the root to make the word easier to pronounce

root

word part that gives the essential meaning of the word

leuk/o

combining form for white

pan

Prefix meaning all

prefix

word part found at the beginning of a word. Usually indicates number, location, time or status

A-

without or no

An-

without or no

Ad-

means toward.
Contrasting Prefix: Ab

Anti-

means against

Eu-

means good, easy or normal
Contrasting Prefix: Dys-

Ex- or Exo_

Means without, out of , outside or away from
Contrasting Prefix: Endo-

Ecto-

means outside
Contrasting Prefix: Endo-

Hypo-

means depressed, lower, or less than normal
Contrasting Prefix: Hyper-

Intra-

means within
Contrasting Prefix: Inter

Oligo-

means scant or little
Contrasting Prefix: Poly

Post-

means after
Contrasting Prefix: Pre

Super- or Supra-

means above, beyond, excessive
Contrasting Prefix: Sub-

Ab-

means away from
Contrasting Prefix: Ad-

Dys-

means difficult, painful or bad
Contrasting Prefix: Eu

Endo-

means within or inside
Contrasting Prefix: Ex- or Exo-

Hyper-

means elevated, higher, or more than normal
Contrasting Prefix: Hypo

Inter-

means between
Contrasting Prefix: Intra-

Poly-

means many or excessive
Contrasting Prefix: Oligo-

Pre-

means before
Contrasting Prefix: Post-

Sub-

means below, under or less.
Contrasting Prefix: Super- or Supra-

Peri-

means around.

Intra -

within

Super-

above,increased or more than normal

Hyper -

above,increased or more than normal

Inter -

between

Sub -

below, under, or decreased

Epi -

upper

Extra -

outside

Hypo -

below, under, or decreased

Infra -

below or beneath

Meta -

beyond

Per -

throughout

Trans -

across

Ultra -

above, increased, or more than normal

Supra-

above, increased, or more than normal.

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