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Medical Terminology - Medical Antonyms

An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word. Examples would be right/wrong, right/left, up/down, and front/back.
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Ab-
Moving away from (abduction)
Ad-
Drawing toward (adduction)
Anterior
Front
Posterior
Back
Bio-
Life
Necro-
Death
Brady-
Slow
Tachy-
Fast
Cepha-
Head (upward)
Caudo-
Tail (downward)
Endo-
Within, inside
Exo-
Outside
Dys-
Difficult, unwell
Eu
Normal, well
Hyper-
Above, excessive
Hypo-
Below or deficient
Leuko-
White
Melano-
Black
Pre-
Before or in front of
Post-
After or behind
Proximal
Near
Distal
Away from
Superior
Above
Inferior
Below