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1

A-, an-

Without, lack of

(Apnea -without breath)

2

Ab-

Away from

(Abnormal - away from the normal)

3

Acr-

Pertaining to extremity

(Acromegaly -enlargement of extremity)

4

Ad-

To, toward

(Adhesion -something stuck to)

5

Aden-

Pertaining to gland

(Ademitis -inflammation of a gland)

6

Ana-

Up, back, again

(Anatenatal -occurring or formed before birth)

7

Ante-

Before, forward

(Antenatal -occurring or formed before birth)

8

Anti-

Against, opposed to

(Antipyretic -against fever)

9

Arthro-

Joint

(Arthritis -inflamed joint)

10

Auto-

Self

(Auto-intoxication -poisoning by a toxin generated within the body)

11

Bi-

Two

(Bilateral -both sides)

12

Blast-

Germ or cell

(Blastoma -a true tumor of cells)

13

Bleph

Pertaining to eyelid

(Blepharotomy -surgical cutting of an eyelid)

14

Calculus-

Stone

(Renal calculus -kidney stone)

15

Cardi-

Pertaining to heart

(Cardiography -recording of the movements of the heart)

16

Cephal-

Pertaining to head

(Cephalopathy -any disease of the head)

17

Chole-

Pertaining to bile

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