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A- An-
without,lack of,deficient

anesthesia-without sensation
Ab-
away from

abnormal-away from normal
Ad-
to, near, toward

adduction-movement of an extremity towards the axis of the body
Ambi-
both side

ambidextrous-able to use either hand
Ante-
before

antepartum-before delivery
Anti-
against

anticoagulant-a substance that prevents clotting of blood
Bi-
two,double,both

biceps-a muscle with two heads of origin
Brachy-
short

brachyesophagus-short esophagus
Brady-
slow

bradycardia-abnormal slowness of the heart
Cata-
down,lower,under,against

catabolism-metabolic breakdown into simpler substance
Circum-
around

circumrenal-around the kidney
Col- Con-, Com-
with,together

congenital-existing at birth
Contra-
against,opposite

contraception-the prevention of conception
Crypt-
hidden, conceal

cryptorchidism-undescended or hidden testes
Di- Diplo-
two

diploid-having double the haploid number of the chromosomes
Dis-
separation,apart,away from

disarticulate-to separate at a joint
Dys-
painful,difficult

dyspnea-difficult breathing
E- Ec- Ex-
out from/of

eccentric-not located at the center
Ecto- Exo-
outside

ectopic pregnancy-gestation outside the uterine cavity
Em- En-
in, on

empyema-pus in a body cavity
End-, Endo-
inside

endocardium-membrane lining the inner surface of the heart
Epi-
upon, on, above

epidermis-outermost layer of skin
Eu-
well

eupnea-normal breathing
Ex- Exo-
out,away from

exocrine-excreting outside or away from
Extra-
outside, beyond, in addition to

extracellular-outside of the cell
Hemi-
half

hemiplegia-paralysis of only half of the body
Heter- Hetero-
other,different

heterogenous-composed of different substances
Homeo- Homo-
unchanging,the same,steady

homeostatis-achievement of a steady state
Hyper-
beyond,excessive

hyperglycemia-excessive amount of sugar in the blood
Hypo-
under,below,deficient

hypodermic-below the skin or dermis
Idio-
self,one's own,separate

idiopathic-a disease without a recognizable cause
Inter-
among, between

intercostal-between the ribs
Intra-
within, inside

intracellular-inside the cell
Iso-
equal, like

isogenic-alike in morphological development
Macro-
large, great

macrophages-large phagocytic cell
Mal-
abnormal

malnutrition-lack of necessary food substances
Mega- Megalo-
large, great

megakaryocyte- giant cell of bone marrow
Meta-
after,beyond

metacarpus-the part of the hand between the wrist and fingers
Micro-
small

microtome-instrument for preparing very thin slices of tissue for microscopic examination
Neo-
new

neonatal-pertaining to the first 4 week after birth
Oligo-
small,deficient

oliguria-abnormally small amount of urine
Ortho-
straight, normal

orthopnea-inability to breath in any position except when straight or erect
Para-
near,beyond,apart from,beside

paranasal-near the nose
Per-
through

percutaneous- through the skin
Peri-
around

pericardium-membrane or sac around the heart
Poly-
much, many

polycythemia-an excess of red blood cells
Post-
after, beyond

postnatal-after birth
Pre- Pro-
before, in front of

prenatal-before birth
Pseud- Pseudo-
false

pseudoangina-false angina
Retro-
backward,located behind

retroperitoneal- located behind the peritoneum
Semi-
half

semicircular canals-canals in the shape of a half circle
Sub-
under, beneath, below

submucosa-tissue layer under a mucous membrane
Super-
above,beyond

superficial-confined to the surface
Supra-
above, over

suprarenal-adrenal gland above the kidney
Sym- Syn-
together, with, joined

syndrome-all the symptoms of a disease considered as a whole
Tachy-
rapid

tachycardia-rapid heart action
Trans-
across, through, beyond

transudation-oozing of a fluid through pores
Tri-
three

trigone-a triangular space,as at the base of the bladder