Prefixes - "Numbers or Amounts"

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a-

without

anemia - lack of blood

2

ambi-

both

ambivalent - simultaneous existence of conflicting attitudes

3

an-

without

anaerobic - living without oxygen

4

bi-

two, both

bilateral - pertaining to or having two sides

5

brady-

slow

bradycardia - slow heartbeat

6

di-

two

diplopia - double vision

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hemi-

half (usually right/left halves)

hemisphere - half of a spheric structure

8

mega-

large, excessive

megalgia -very severe pain

9

micro-

very small

microscopy - viewing of small objects via a microscope

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mono-

one

monochromatic - containing or using only one color

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multi-

many, several

multiphasic - characterized by many stages or phases

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olig-

few, scant

oliguria - minimal urine production

13

pan-

all

pandemic - an infectious disease that has spread across regions, countries or continents

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poly-

many

polycythemia - condition plagued by and increase number of red blood cells

15

quadri-

four

quadriplegia - paralysis of both arms and legs

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semi-

part of a whole

semicanal - half canal

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tachy-

fast

tachycardia - fast heartbeat

18

tetra-

four

tetralogy - made up of four distinct parts

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tri-

three

trivalent - containing three strains of microorganisms

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uni-

one, single

unilateral - confined to one side