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Epi-

Over; upon

(Epicardium: tissue covering the heart)

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Eu-

Easy; true

(Euthanasia: easy death; killing for merciful reasons)

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Extra-

Outside of; in addition

(Extracellular: occurring outside of cells)

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Fore-

Before; in front

(Forelimb: front leg)

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Hetero-

Different; other

(Heterochromia: a difference in color, such as in the eyes)

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Homeo-

Homo-

Same; similar

(Homeostasis: maintaining a steady internal environment; homogeneous: same quality, composition, or structure throughout)

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Hyper-

More than normal; above

(Hyperthyroidism: overactive thyroid)

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Hypo-

Less than normal; under

(Hypodermic: administered beneath the skin)

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In-

In, out

(Incontinent: unable to control urinal discharge)

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Infra-

Below; under

(Infracostal: below the ribs)

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Inter-

Between

(Interrenal: tissue between the kidneys)

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Intra-

Within, into

(Intrauterine: within the uterus)

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Iso-

Equal; alike

(Isothermal: equality of temperature)

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Macro-

Mega-

Large

(Macroscopic: large enough to be viewed by the naked eye; megadose: large dose of vitamins or medications)

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Mal-

Bad, poor

(Malignant: tending to become progressively worse and result in death)

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Medi-

Medio-

Middle

(Medication: substance used to cute it releive (mediate) illness or pain; medicodorsal: toward the middle back)

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Mes-

Middle; intermediate

(Mesentery: sheets if tosses located in the middle of the body, supporting the small intestine)

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Meta-

Change; last

(Metabolism: chemical changes & processes in living bodies)

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Micro-

Small

(Microscopic: visible only under a microscope)

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Neo-

New

(Neonatal: having to do with the newborn)

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Par-

Para-

Beside; near; around

(Parietal: relating to the walls of a body part or cavity; parasite: organism living in or on another organism)

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Per-

Throughout; thorough

(Pernicious anemia: severe anemia (blood deficiency))

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Peri-

Around

(Peripheral nervous system: part of the nervous system outside he central nervous system)

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Post-

After; behind

(Posterior: caudal or dorsal part of an animal)

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Pre-

Pro-

In front of; before

(Precursor: substance from which another substance is formed; prostate: gland in front of the male urethra)

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Re-

Again; backward

(Restrain: hold an animal back)

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Retro-

Behind; backward

(Retrolingual: behind the tongue)

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Sub-

Under; below

(Subacute: less acute (as in subacute pain))

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Super-

Supra-

Over; above

(Superinfection: reinfection with the same bacteria, fungus, or virus; suprarenal: situated above the kidneys)

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Sym-

Syn-

Together; along with

(Symptom: reaction or indication that goes along with disease; synapse: point @ which 2 nerve endings come close together)