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a-

an-
lack of; without


ex: anoxia (without oxygen)
ab-
away from


ex: abduction (movement away from the midline)
acro-
an extremity;


ex: acrodermatitis (a dermatitis of the limbs)
ad-
to, toward


ex: adduction (movement toward the midline)
aden- (adeno-)
gland;


ex: adenitis; (inflammation of a gland)
ambi-
both; both sides; around or about

ex: ambidexterous (referring to both hands)
ante-
foward; before


ex: antenatal (before birth)
anti-
against


ex: antibiotic (against life); anticogulant (against blood clotting)
bio-
life


ex: biology (study of life)
brady-
slow


ex: bradycardio (abnormally slow heart rate)
co-, com-, con-
with, together


ex: congenital (born with)
contra-
against, opposite


ex: contralateral (opposite side) contraception (against conception)
de-
away from


ex:dehydration (loss of water)
dextro-
right


ex: dextrocardia (heart abnormally shifted to the right)
dys-
pain or difficulty


ex: dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) dyspepsia (impairment of digestion)
bi- or bin-
two


ex: binocular (pertaining to both eyes)
blast-
a growing thing in early stages

ex: blastocyte (beginning cell not yet differentiated)
bleph-
eyelids


ex: blepharitis (inflammation of an eyelid)
brachi-
arm


ex: brachialis (muscle for flexing forearm)
brachy-
short


ex: brachydactylia (abnormal shortness of fingers & toes)
bronch-
windpipe


ex: bronchiectasis (dilation of bronchial tube)
bucc-
cheek


ex: buccally (toward the cheek)
carcin-
cancer


ex: carcinogenic (producing cancer)
cardi-
heart


ex: cardialgia (pain in the heart)
alg-
pain


neuralgia (pain extending along the nerves)
cephal- or cephalo-
head


ex: cephalic measurements
cheil-
lip


ex: cheilitis; inflammation of the lips
chole-
bile


ex: cholecyst (the gallbladder)
chondr-
cartilage


ex: chondroectomy (removal of the cartilage)
circum-
around


ex: circumocular (around the eyes)