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Pre-

Before

(Prenatal: before birth)

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Pro-

Pros-

Before, forward

(Prognosis: forecast of likely course of disease)

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Re-

Back, again

(Relapse: return of disease symptoms)

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Sub-

Beneath, less than

(Subcutaneous: under the skin)

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Retro-

Behind, backward

(Retromandibular: behind the lower jaw)

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Supra-

Above, upper

(Suprapelvic: above the pelvis)

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Trans-

Across, through

(Transverse: extending through a structure from side to side)

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A-

Lacking; without

(Abiotic: without life)

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Ab-

From; away from

(Abduct: move a body part way from trunk)

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Ad-

Af-

To; toward

(Adduct: toward the main axis of the body; afferent neuron: nerve cell sending messages to brain)

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An-

Without

(Anaerobic: without oxygen)

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Ana-

Up; upward

(Anabolism: constructive phase of metabolism)

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Ante-

Before

(Antebrachium: forearm)

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Antero-

Toward the front

(Anterolateral: the front side of the side)

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Anti-

Against; opposite

(Antibiotic: bacteria-fighting substance)

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Auto-

Self

(Autonomic nervous system: part of nervous system controlling involuntary actions)

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Carbo-

Carbon; charcoal

(Carbohydrate: chemical compound containing carbon, hydrogen, & oxygen)

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Circum-

Around

(Circumrenal: around the kidney)

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Com-

Con-

Cor-

With; together

(Compress: folded cloth applied to body part; congenital: acquired during development in the uterus; coronary: having to do with the heart)

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Contra-

Against; opposite

(Contraindication: condition making a certain treatment in advisable)

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Cuti-

Skin

(Cuticle: outer layer of skin)

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Cyst-

Bladder

(Cystitis: inflammation of the bladder)

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De-

Down; from

(Decalcify: remove calcium from)

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Dia-

Through; apart

(Diaphragm: muscle separating the chest & abdomen)

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Dis-

Separate; undo

(Dissect: disassemble)

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Dys-

Painful; faulty

(Dyspepsia: indigestion (pepsis=digestion)

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E-

Without

(Edentata: order of animals without teeth)

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Ecto-

Outer

(Ectoderm: outer layer of skin)

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Ef-

Ex-

Exo-

Out of; away from

(Efferent neuron: nerve carrying messages away from the brain; excrete: discharge wastes from the body; exoskeleton: outer skeleton on many invertebrates, such as insects)

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En-

Endo-

Ento-

Inner; within

(Encyst: to enclose in a cyst; endoenzyme: enzyme functioning inside cells; entozoa: internal animal parasites)