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Ab
Abduct

Away from
Abduct- lead away.

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A, an
Anoxia

Without
Anoxia- oxygen

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Ad
Adduct

Towards
Adduct: lead towards

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Ante
Antecubital

Before, in front of
Antecubital- in front of elbow

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Anti
Antiseptic

Against
Antiseptic- against infection

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Bi, bis
Bilateral

Two or twice
Bilateral- Affecting two sides.

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Contra
Contraindication

Against
Contraindication- against drug or device

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Crypt
Cryptorchid

Hidden
Cryptorchid- hidden testicle

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De
Dehydrate

Away, take away
Dehydrate- to lose water

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Dia
Diathermy

Through
Diathermy- through heat

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Di, dis
Diplopia

Two, twice, double
Diplopia- double vision

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Dys
Dysphagia

Difficult, painful
Dysphagia- difficulty swallowing

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Ecto
Ectoderm

Outer
Ectoderm- outer skin

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En, endo
Endocarditis

Inside
Endocarditis- infection inside heart

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Ento
Entocornea

Inside, within
Entocornea- inside cornea

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Epi
Epigastrium

Upon/above
Epigastrium- above the stomach

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E, ex
Eversion

Out of, outside
Eversion- turning outward

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Extra
Extrahepatic

Outside of, beyond
Extrahepatic- outside of liver

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Hemi
Hemiplegia

Half
Hemiplegia- half stroke

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Hydro
Hydrocephalus
Hydrophobia

Water
Hydrocephalus- water in head.
Hydrophobia- fear of water

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Hyper
Hypertension

Above
Hypertension- high blood pressure

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Hypo
Hypothermia
Hypotension

Below, under
Hypothermia- low body temperature
Hypotension- low blood pressure

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In
Inoperable

Not
Inoperable-unsuitable for surgery

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In, intra
Intravenous

Within, in
Intravenous- within vein

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Infra
Inframammary

Below, beneath, under
Inframammary- below mammary

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Inter
Intercostal

Between
Intercostal- between ribs

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Macro
Macrocephaly

Large
Macrocephaly- large head.

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Meta
Metacarpal

Beyond
Metacarpal- beyond wrist

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Micro
Microdontism

Small
Microdontism- small teeth.

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Mono
Monodiplopia

One
Monodiplopia- double vision in one eye

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Multi
Multicellular

Many
Multicellular- many cells

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Nulli
Nulliparity

None
Nulliparity- not having given birth to a child

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Ortho
Orthopedics

Straight, correct
Orthopedics- correction bone, joint

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Pan
Panarthritis

All
Panarthritis- inflammation of all 3 layers of an artery.

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Para
Parathyroid

Beside
Parathyroid- besides thyroid.

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Peri
Periarterial

Around
Periarterial- around artery.

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Poly
Polyuria

Too much, many
Polyuria- too much urine.

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Post
Postmortem

After
Postmortem- after death

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Pre
Predisposition

Before, in front of
Predisposition-

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Primi
Primigravida

First
Primigravida- first pregnancy

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Pseudo
Pseudarthrosis

False
Pseudarthrosis- false joint.

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Quad, quadra
Quadrant

Four
Quadrant- one quarter

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Re
Reduce

Back, again
Reduce- restore bone, joint,

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Retro
Retrosternal

Behind
Retrosternal- behind the sternum.

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Semi
Semicomatose

Half
Semicomatose- half conscious

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Sub
Subclavian

Under
Subclavian- under clavicle or collarbone

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Super
Superficial

Above
Superficial- surface. Skin to muscles.

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Supra
Suprarenal

Above
Suprarenal- above the kidney

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Syn
Syndactylism

Together, joined
Syndactylism- joined fingers or toes

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Tetra
Tetradactyl

Four
Tetradactyl- 4 fingers or toes

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Trans
Transection

Across
Transection- to cut across

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Tri
Trigeminy

Three
Trigeminy- occurring in threes

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Un
Unconscious

Not
Unconscious- not awake