Prefixes - "Commonly Used"

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ante-

before

anterior - in reference to position: front surface; in reference to time: before

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anti-

against

antibacterial - a substance that fights against bacteria

3

auto-

self

autoimmune - against the person's own tissues

4

bio-

life

biology - the study of life and living organisms

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con-

with

conjugated - joined or paired with

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dys-

faulty, painful, difficult

dyspepsia - upset stomach

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e-

ec-

ecto-

out, outside, away

elevate - to raise of lift up to a higher position, away from the body

eclabium - turning a lip inside out

ectosteal - pertaining to the external surface of the bone

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en-

endo-

inside or in

endermic - through the skin

endocardium - inner surface of the heart muscle

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eu-

normal

eupeptic - digesting well

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ex-

exo-

extra-

out, outside, away

external - on the outside

exoenous - originating or produced outside of an organism

extraction - surgical removal by pulling out

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hyper-

excessive, above

hyperglycemia - excessive sugar in the blood

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hypo-

below, deficient

hypogastric - below the stomach

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in-

intra-

inside or in

interior - located on the inside

intramuscular - within a muscle

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inter-

between

interspace - any space between two similar objects

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mal-

bad, abnormal

malocclusion - the misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth

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neo-

new

neonatology - study of conditions related to newborns

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pachy-

thick

pachycephaly - abnormal thickness of the skull

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peri-

surrounding, around

periosteum - structure surrounding the bone

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post-

after, behind

postpartum - period immediately following childbirth

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pre-

pro-

before

premature - occurring before the usual or expected time

prophylactic - an agent that acts to prevent disease

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sym-

syn-

with

symbiosis - the biological association of two or more species with one another, state of living together

synthesis - process of building up, putting together, or composing with