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1

a-, an-

no, not, without

ex. anemia

2

aut-, auto-

self, own

ex. autopsy

3

dia-

complete, through

ex. diagnosis

4

endo-

within

ex. endocrinologist

5

epi-

above, upon

ex. epigastric, epidermis

6

ex-, exo-

out, outside of, outward

ex. excision

7

hyper-

excessive, above, more than normal

ex. hyperthyroidism

8

hypo-

deficient, below, under, less than normal

ex. hypogastric (when used with part of the body, it means below)

hypoglycemic (in this term, it means deficient)

9

in-

into, in

ex. incision

10

peri-

surrounding, around

ex. pericardium

11

pro-

before, forward

ex. prostate gland

12

re-

back, backward, again

ex. resection

13

retro-

behind

ex. retrocardiac

14

sub-

below, under

ex. subhepatic

15

trans-

across, through

ex. transhepatic