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a-/an-

Without
1. Athelia = without nipples
2. Anencephaly = without brain

2

ab-

Away from
1. Abduct= move away from

3

ad-

Towards
1. Adduct = move towards

4

ambi-

Both sides
1. Cisterna ambiens = ambidextrous

5

ante-

Before
1. Antebrachium = forearm

6

anti-

Against, opposite
1. Antihelix = against the helix of the ear

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apo-

From
1. Apophysis = attachment from bone

8

bi-

Two
1. Biceps = two heads

9

Circum-

Around
1. Circumflex= bend around

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Contra-

Opposite
contralateral = opposite side

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com-

Together with
1. Venae comites = accompanying veins

12

de-

Away from
1. Dementia = away from the mind

13

Dia-

To the end
1. Diaphragm = to the end of the thorax

14

Dis-

Twice
1. Discoid = two flat sides

15

Dys-

Bad
1. Bad reading

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Ex-

Out of
1. Extraperitoneal = outside the peritoneum

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Ecto-

Outer
1. Ectoderm = outer membrane

18

Ento-

Inner
1. Entoderm = inner membrane (lining)

19

Epi-

On, against
1. Epididymus = on the testis

20

Eu-

Well
1. Euphoria = good health

21

Exo-

Outside
1. Exocytosis = from outer bony surface

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Extra-

Beyond; outside
1. Extra-embryonic coelom

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Hemi-

Half
1. Hemiparesis = weakness of half of the body

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Hyper-

Excessive
1. Hypertonia = excessive muscle tone

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Hypo-

Under
1. Hypoglycemia= lack of blood sugar

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In-

Within
1. Indurate = harden within

27

Infra-

Below
1. Infraspinatus = below spine of scapula

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Inter-

Between
1. Interthalamic adhesion =

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Intra-

Within
1. Intrauterine = within the uterus

30

Intro-

Inwards
1. Introitus = entrance to vagina