Medical prefixes

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a, an

no, not, without

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aut, auto

self, own

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dia

complete, through

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endo

within

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epi

above, upon

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ex, exo

out, outside of, outward

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hyper

excessive, above, more than normal

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in

into, in

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peri

surrounding, around

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pro

before, forward

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re

back, backward, again

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retro

behind

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sub

below, under

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trans

across, through

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what is a prefix?

Prefixes are located at the beginning of a medical term. The prefix alters the meaning of the medical term.

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ab

away from

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ad

toward

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ana

up, apart

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ante

before, forward

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anti

against

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auto

self, own

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bi

two

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brady

slow

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cata

down

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con

with, together

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contra

against, opposite

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de

down, lack of

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dia

through, complete

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ec

out, outside

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endo

in, within

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