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Nursing prefixes

Common prefixes
STUDY
PLAY
a
without
ab
away from
ad
toward
ambi
both
an
not
ana
up
ante
before, in front of
anti
against
auto
self
bi
two
brady
slow
cata
down
circum
around
co
with
con
with
contra
against
de
from, lack of
dia
through, across
diplo
double
dis
to free or undo
dys
bad, painful, abnormal
ec
out
ecto
outside
em
in
endo
in, within
enter
intestine
epi
above, upon
eu
good, normal
ex
out, away
exo
outside
extra
outside
gastr
stomach
hemi
one half
hetero
different
homo
same
hyper
excessive
hypo
under, below
im
not
in
in, not
infra
under, below
inter
between
intra
in, within
macro
large
mal
bad
mesa
middle
meta
beyond
micro
small
medi
middle
mono
one
multi
many
neo
new
osteo
bone
pan
all
para
near, beside
per
through, by
peri
around
poly
many
post
after
pre
before
primi
first
pro
before
pseudo
false
quadri
four
re
back
retro
backward, behind
scler
hardening
semi
one half
sub
under
super
above
supra
above
sym
together
syn
union
tachy
rapid
therm
heat
trans
through
tri
three
ultra
beyond
uni
one