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Prefixes

- A -

  • a-

  • not, without (negative prefix)

  • ab-

  • away from (prefix for direction)

  • ad-

  • toward, near (prefix for direction)

  • ambi-

  • both

  • amphi-

  • both

  • an-

  • not, without (negative prefix)

  • ana-

  • up to, move from

  • aniso-

  • unequal

  • ante-

  • before (prefix for time and/or position)

  • anti-

  • against, opposite (negative prefix)

- B -

  • bi-

  • two, twice (prefix for number)

  • bio-

  • life

  • brachy-

  • short

- C -

  • cata-

  • down

  • circum-

  • around

  • con-

  • together

  • contra-

  • against, opposite (negative prefix)

  • cyan-/o-

  • blue (prefix for color)

  • cyte-

  • cell

- D -

  • de-

  • away from, down, without (negative prefix)

  • dextr-/o-

  • right (prefix for position)

  • di-

  • two, twice (prefix for number)

  • dia-

  • through (prefix for direction)

  • dipl-/o-

  • double (prefix for number)

  • dis-

  • absence, removal, separation (negative prefix)

  • dur-

  • hard, firm

  • dys-

  • bad, abnormal

- E -

  • e-

  • out of, out, outside (prefix for position)

  • ec-

  • out of, out, outside (prefix for position)

  • ecto-

  • out of, out, outside (prefix for position)

  • ek-

  • out of, out, outside (prefix for position)

  • em-

  • in, into, in, within (prefix for position)

  • en-

  • in, into, in, within (prefix for position)

  • endo-, end-/o-

  • in, into, in, within (prefix for position)

  • ent-

  • within

  • epi-

  • on

  • erythr-/o-

  • red (prefix for color)

  • eso-

  • carry

  • eu-

  • true, good, easy, normal (prefix for size and comparison)

  • eury-

  • broad

  • ex-, exo-

  • out of, away from, outside (prefix for position)

  • extra-

  • beyond

- H -

  • hapto-

  • bind

  • hemi-

  • half, one side (prefix for number)

  • hept-

  • seven

  • hetero-

  • different, other, unequal (prefix for size and comparison)

  • homeo-

  • same, unchanging (prefix for size and comparison)

  • homo-

  • same, unchanging (prefix for size and comparison)

  • hyper-

  • in excess, excessive, over, excess, abnormally high, increased (prefix for degree)

  • hypo-*

  • deficient, under, below(*also can show position) (prefix for degree)

- I -

  • in-*, im- (before b, m, or p), or un-

  • not (*in may also mean in or into) (negative prefix)

  • infra-

  • below, underneath

  • inter-

  • among, between

  • intro-

  • during

  • iso-

  • equal, same (prefix for size and comparison)

- J -

  • juxta-

  • adjacent

- L -

  • leuk-/o-

  • white, colorless (prefix for color)

- M -

  • macro-

  • large, abnormally large (prefix for size and comparison)

  • magno-

  • large, abnormally large (prefix for size and comparison)

  • medi-

  • middle

  • mega-*

  • large, abnormally large(*also means one million) (prefix for size and comparison)

  • megalo-

  • large, abnormally large (prefix for size and comparison)

  • melan-/o-

  • black, dark (prefix for color)

  • meso-, mes-/o-

  • middle (prefix for position)

  • meta-

  • beyond, between

  • micro-*

  • small, (*can also mean one millionth) (prefix for size and comparison)

  • mon-/o-

  • one

  • multi-

  • many (prefix for number)

- N -

  • neo-

  • new (prefix for size and comparison)

  • non-

  • not

  • normo-

  • normal (prefix for size and comparison)

- O -

  • ob-

  • before

  • octa-

  • eight

  • octo-

  • eight

  • olig-/o-

  • scanty, few (prefix for degree)

  • ortho-

  • straight, correct, upright (prefix for size and comparison)

- P -

  • pachy-

  • thick

  • pan-

  • all (prefix for degree)

  • para-

  • beside

  • pent-

  • five

  • per-

  • through (prefix for direction)

  • per-

  • by, through

  • peri-

  • around

  • pleo-

  • more than normal or usual

  • poikilo-

  • varied, irregular (prefix for size and comparison)

  • poly-

  • many, much (prefix for number)

  • post-

  • after, behind (prefix for time and/or position)

  • pre-

  • before, in front of (prefix for time and/or position)

  • primi-/i-

  • first

  • pro-

  • before, in front of (prefix for time and/or position)

  • pros-

  • beside

  • prox-

  • beside

  • pseudo-

  • false (prefix for size and comparison)

- Q -

  • quadr-/i-

  • four (prefix for number)

  • quar-

  • four

- R -

  • re-

  • again, back (prefix for size and comparison)

  • retro-

  • backwards

- S -

  • semi-

  • half, partial (prefix for number)

  • sept-

  • seven

  • sex-

  • six

  • sinistr-/o-

  • left (prefix for position)

  • sub-

  • under

  • super-*

  • above, excess(*also can show position) (prefix for degree)

  • supra-

  • above, over

  • syn-, sym- (before b, m, p)

  • together (prefix for position)

  • sys-

  • together

- T -

  • tel-/e-

  • end (prefix for position)

  • tel-/o-

  • end (prefix for position)

  • tetra-

  • four (prefix for number)

  • trans-

  • across, through (prefix for direction)

  • tri-

  • three (prefix for number)

- U -

  • ultra-

  • beyond

  • uni-

  • one

- X -

  • xanth-/o-

  • yellow (prefix for color)


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