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prefix

prefix

A word part added in front of the word root. It frequently gives information about the location of the organ, the number of parts or the time (frequency).

Not all medical terms have a prefix.

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a-

a-

without, away from

2

an-

an-

without

3

ante-

ante-

before, in front of

4

anti-

anti-

against

5

anti-

anti-

against

6

auto-

auto-

self

7

brady-

brady-

slow

8

dys-

dys-

painful, difficult

9

endo-

endo-

within, inner

10

epi-

epi-

upon, over

11

eu-

eu-

normal, good

12

hetero-

hetero-

different

13

homo-

homo-

same

14

hyper-

hyper-

over, above

15

hypo-

hypo-

under, below

16

infra-

infra-

under, beneath, below

17

inter-

inter-

among, between

18

intra-

intra-

within, inside

19

macro-

macro-

large

20

micro-

micro-

small

21

neo-

neo-

new

22

pan-

pan-

all

23

para-

para-

beside,beyond, near

24

per-

per-

through

25

peri-

peri-

around

26

post-

post-

after

27

pre-

pre-

before, in front of

28

pseudo-

pseudo-

false

29

retro-

retro-

backwards, behind

30

sub-

sub-

below, under

31

super-

super-

above, excess

32

supra-

supra-

above

33

tachy-

tachy-

rapid, fast

34

trans-

trans-

through, across

35

ultra-

ultra-

beyond, excess