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a-, an-
absence or lack

ex: acardia, lack of a heart;
anaerobic, lack of oxygen
ab-
departing from; away from

ex: abnormal, departing form normal
acou-
hearing

ex: acoustics, the science of sound
ac-, acro-
extreme or extremity

ex: peak acrodermatitis, inflammation of the skin of the extremities
ad-
to or toward

ex: adorbital, toward the orbit
aden-, adeno-
gland

ex: adeniform, resembling a gland in shape
aero-
air

ex: aerobic respiration, oxygen-requiring metabolism
af-
toward

ex: afferent neurons, which carry impulses to the central nervous system
agon-
contest

ex: agonistic and antagonistic muscles, which oppose each other
alb-
white

ex: corpus albicans of the ovary, a white scar tissue
aliment-
nourish

ex: alimentary canal, or digestive tract
allel-
of one another

ex: alleles, alternative expressions of a gene
amphi-
on both sides, of both kinds

ex: amphibian, an organism capable of living in water and on land
ana-
apart, up, again

ex: anaphase of mitosis, when the chromosomes separate
anastomos-
come together

ex: arteriovenous anastomosis, a connection between an artery and a vein