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uni- (mono)

Ex. unilateral
one

affecting only one side
bi- (dipo-)

Ex. bilateral
two (double) twice

having two sides pertaining to both sides
tri-

tricuspid
three

having three points or cusps.
Ex. bicuspid (mitral) valve;
quadri-

guadriplegic
four

paralysis of all four limbs
guint-

quintipara
five

a woman who has had five pregnancies which resulted in viable offspring (para V)
sexti-

sextuplet
six

any one of six offspring produced at the same birth
septi-

septuplet
seven

one of seven offspring produced at one birth
octa- (octo-)

octahedron
eight

an eight sided solid figure
nona-

nonan
nine

having symptoms that increase or reappear every 9th day
deca-

decagram
ten

a weight of 10 grams
multi-

multicellular
many (more than one)

composed of many cells
primi-

primigravida
first

a woman pregnant for the first time
semi-

semicircular
half also one-sided

shaped like a half circle
hemi-

hemianopsia
half one sided

defective vision or blindness in half of the visual field
ambi-


ambidextrous
both or both sides

able to use either hand with equal dexterity
ambi

ambivalence
both

simultaneous existance of conflicting emotional attitudes
ab-

abduction
away from

to draw away from
the state of being abducted
ad-

adduction
toward

to draw toward a center or median line
circum-

circumcision
around

surgical removal of all or part of the foreskin
contra-

contradicated
opposition against

any condition that renders a particular line of treatment improper, or undesirable
ecto- exo-

exogenous
outside

originating outside or caused by factors outside the organism
ectopic
located away from normal position; produced at an abnormal site or in a tissue where it is not normally found
exocine
secreting externally via a duct
deonting such gland or its secretion
endo-

endocrine
within

pertaining to internal secretions hormonal
epi-

epigastic
upon over

the upper and middle region of the abdomen
extra-

extrauterine
outside

situated or occuring outside the uterus
infra- (sub)

infrasternal
below under

beneath the sternum
intra-

intracellular
inside

inside a cell
ipsi- (iso)

ipsilateral
same (equal)

situated on or affecting the same side
meso-

mesoderm
middle pertaining to mesentery

the middle of the 3 primary germ layers of the embryo
meta- (supra)

metastasis
after beyond over change or transformation following in a series

the transfer of disease from one organ to another not directly connected with it
para-

paramedical
near beside

having some connection with or relation to the science or practice of medicine
peri-

pericardium
around surrounding

pertaining to the fibrous sac enclosing the heart and the roots of the great vessels
retro-

retroperitoneal
behind backward

behind the peritoneal
sub-

submerged
under near

under the surface
trans-

transverse
across through

postioned across
transviginal
through the vagina