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a-

without, not, no
e.g. apnea

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ab-

from, away from
e.g. aberrant

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ad-

toward, increase
e.g. adduct

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alb-

white
e.g. albino

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albin/o

white
e.g. albinism

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ambi-

both, both sides
e.g. ambidextrous

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an-

without, not, no
e.g. anesthesia

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ante-

before, in front
e.g. antecubital

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anti-

against
e.g. antidote

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auto-

self
e.g. autograft

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bi-

two, double
e.g. bicuspid

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bio-

life
e.g. biology

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brady-

slow
e.g. bradycardia

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circum-

around
e.g. circumduction

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con-

together, with
e.g. congenital

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contra-

against
e.g. contraindication

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de-

down, from
e.g. descend

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dia-

through
e.g. diagnosis

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dis-

free of, to undo
e.g. dislocation

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dys-

bad, difficult, abnormal
e.g. dyspnea

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ecto-

outside
e.g. ectopic

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endo-

within, inner
e.g. endoscope

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epi-

upon, over
e.g. epigastric

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eu-

well, easily, good, normal
e.g. eupnea

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ex-

outside, away from, outside
e.g. exhale

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exo-

outside, outward
e.g. exogenous

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extra-

outside, beyond
e.g. extrahepatic

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hemi-

half
e.g. hemiplegia

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hetero-

different
e.g. heterogeneous

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homeo-

same
e.g. homogenesis

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hydro-

water
e.g. hydrocephalus

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hyp-

under, below, beneath, less than normal
e.g. hypoxemia

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hyper-

excessive
e.g. hyperemesis

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hypo-

under, below, beneath, less than normal
e.g. hypoglycemia

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idio-

individual
e.g. idiosyncrasy

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im-

not
e.g. impotence

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in-

in, inside, within, not
e.g. incompetent
e.g. inborn

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infra-

beneath, below, under
e.g. infraorbital

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inter-

between
e.g. intercostal

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intra-

within
e.g. intravenous

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juxta-

near, beside
e.g. juxtaglomerular

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meso-

middle
e.g. mesoderm

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meta-

beyond, after
e.g. metacarples

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milli-

one-thousand
e.g. milliliter

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mono-

one
e.g. monocyte

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multi-

many
e.g. multipara

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non-

not
e.g. noninvasive

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pan-

all
e.g. pancarditis

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para-

near, beside, beyond, two like parts
e.g. paracervical

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per-

through
e.g. percussion

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peri-

around
e.g. perianal

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poly-

many, much, excessive
e.g. polyuria

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post-

after, behind
e.g. postcibal

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pre-

before, in front
e.g. precordial

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primi-

first
e.g. primigravida

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pseudo-

false
e.g. pseudoanorexia

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quadri-

four
e.g. quadriplegia

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re-

back, again
e.g. reactivate

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retro-

backward, behind
e.g. retrocecal

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rube-

red
e.g. rubella

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semi-

half
e.g. semiconscious

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sub-

under, below
e.g. subcutaneous

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supra

above, over
e.g. suprapubic

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sym-

joined, together
e.g. sympathetic
"joined in disease"

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syn-

joined, together
e.g. syndrome

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tachy-

rapid
e.g. tachycardia

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trans-

across, through
e.g. transurethral

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tri-

three
e.g. triceps

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ultra-

beyond, excess
e.g. ultrasound

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uni-

one
e.g. uninuclear