Medical/Dental Terminology Prefixes


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a, an
 
without
ab
 
away from
ad
 
toward
ante
 
before
anti
 
against, instead of
aut
 
self, own
bi
 
two
brady
 
slow
circum
 
around
contra
 
against, opposite
di
 
twice, double
dys
 
difficult, abnormal
ecto
 
outside of
endo-intra
 
within
epi
 
upon or over
hemi
 
half
hyper
 
above normal
hypo
 
below normal
inter
 
between
mal
 
bad
mega/macro
 
large
micro
 
small
neo
 
new
peri
 
around/ surrounding
poly
 
many, much
post
 
after, behind
pre
 
before, in front of
pro
 
before, in front of
pseudo
 
false
retro
 
half
semi
 
half
sub
 
under
tachy
 
fast
trans
 
across, through
ultra
 
beyond, in excess

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