Chapter 3 Prefixes

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Chapter 3 Prefixes

a-, an

-not, without, lack of, absence

ab-

Away from

ad-

Toward; near

ante-

Before

bi-

Two, twice

cyan/o-

Blue

de-

Down, without, removal, loss

dextr/o-

Right

di-

Two, twice

dia-

Through

dipl/o-

Double

dis-

Absence, removal, separation

ec-, ecto-

Out; outside

end/o-

In; within

equi-

Equal, same

erythr/o-

Red

eu-

True, good, easy, normal

ex/o-

Away from; outside

hemi-

Half; one side

hetero-

Other, different, unequal

homo, homeo-

Same, unchanging

hyper-

Over, excess, abnormally high, increased

hypo-

Under, below, abnormally low, decreased

in-, im-

Not

iso-

Equal, same

leuk/o-

White, colorless

macro-

Large, abnormally large

mega-, megalo-

Large, abnormally large

melan/o-

Black, dark

mes/o

Middle

micro-

Small

mon/o-

One

multi-

Many

normo-

Normal

olig/o-

Few, scanty

ortho-

Straight, correct, upright

per-

Through

poikilo-

Varied; irregular

poly-

Many, much

post-

After, behind

pre-

Before, in front of

prim/i-

First

pro-

Before, in front of

pseudo-

False

quadr/i-

Four

re-

Again; back

semi-

Half; partial

sinistr/o-

Left

super-

Above, excess

syn-, sym-

Together

tel/e-,tel/o

End

tetra-

Four

trans-

Through

tri-

Three

xanth/o-

Yellow

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