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1

An-

No, not, without

(Analgesic: relieving pain)

2

Ana-

Up, apart

(Anabasis: the stage of increase in a disease)

3

Anti-

Against

(Antibody: immune body that fights foreign substances)

4

Auto-

Self

(Autonomic: not subject to voluntary control)

5

Bi-

Two

(Bilateral: pertaining to both side)

6

Brady-

Deficient, under

(Bradycardia: abnormally slow heartbeat)

7

Chromo-

Color

(Chromhidrosis: secretion of colored swear)

8

Chloro-

Green

(Chloroma: malagnant, green-colored tumor)

9

Co-

With, together

(Cohort: a group with a characteristic acquired @ the same time)

10

Com-

With, together

(Communicability: ability to spread from infected to susceptible hosts)

11

Con-

With, together

(Contagious: capable of being transmitted from host to host)

12

Cyano-

Blue

(Cyanosis: bluish skin &a mucosal discoloration)

13

De-

Down, lack of

(Dehydration: lack of water)

14

Deci-

One-tenth

(Deciliter: one tenth of a liter)

15

Di-

Two

(Diataxia: affecting both sides of the body)

16

Dia-

Through, between, apart, across, completely

(Diarrhea: rapid movement of fecal matter through the intestine)

17

Dys-

Bad, painful

(Dysphagia: difficulty in swallowing)

18

Erythro-

Red

(Erythrocyte: red blood cells)

19

Hemi-

Half

(Hemihypotonia: diminished muscle tone on one side of the body)

20

Hexa-

Six

(Hexavitamin: preparation of six vitamins)

21

Hyper-

Excessive, above

(Hypertension: persistently high blood pressure)

22

Hypo-

Below, deficient

(Hypoglycemia: abnormally low level of sugar in the blood)

23

Leuko-

White

(Leukenocephalitis: inflammation of white brain substance)

24

Macro-

Large

(Macroglossia: excessive size of the tongue)

25

Mal-

Bad

(Malignant: tending to worsen & cause death)

26

Melano-

Black

(Melanotrichia: abnormal increased pigmentation of the hair)

27

Meta-

Change, beyond

(Metamorphosis: change of structure or shape)

28

Micro-

Small

(Micromastia: abnormal smallness of the mammary gland)

29

Mono-

One, single

(Monogerminal: developed from a single ovum)

30

Multi-

Many

(Multiarticular: pertaining to or affecting many joints)