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Medical Terminology- Prefixes

Prefixes - Medical Terminology Chapter 1
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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.