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common prefixes

Common prefixes
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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
bi-
two
bio-
life
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
di-
two
dia-
through
dys-
difficult, painful
ecto-
without, outside
endo-
within, inside
epi-
upon
ery- / erythro-
red
eu-
good/normal
ex-
out
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
in-
in
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
neo-
new
nocto-/ nycto-
night
oligo-
scanty
ortho-
straight
os-
opening, bone
pachy-
thick
pan-
all
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
uni-
one
xantho
yellow
xer/o
dry