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a-

Without; away from Ex) aphasia (without speech)

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ab-

Away from

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ad-

Toward

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allo-

Other, different from usual

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an-

Without Ex) anoxia (without oxygen)

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ante-

Before; in front of Ex) antepartum (before birth)

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anti-

Against Ex) antibiotic (against life)

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auto-

Self Ex) autograft (graft from ones own skin)

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bi-

Two

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brady-

Slow

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circum-

Around

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contra-

Against Ex) contraception (against conception)

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de-

Without

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dis-

apart

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dys-

Painful, difficult, abnormal Ex) dyspnea (difficulty breathing)

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e-

Outward, without

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en-

Inward

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endo-

Within; inner

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epi-

Upon; over Ex) epigastric (on or over the stomach)

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eso-

Inward Ex) esotropia (inward turning)

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eu-

Normal; good Ex) eupnea (normal breathing)

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ex-

External Ex) exostosis (condition of external bone)

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exo-

Outward Ex) exotropia (outward turning)

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extra-

Outside of Ex) extracorporeal (outside the body)

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hemi-

Half

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hetero-

Different Ex) heterograft (graft from different species)

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homo-

Same Ex) homograft (graft from the same species)

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hydro-

Water Ex) hydrotherapy (water therapy)

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hyper-

Over; excessive Ex) hypertrophy (overdevelopment)

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hypo-

Under; below Ex) hypodermic (under the skin)