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ante- antecubital
pre- preoperative
pro- prootic
before
in front
epi- epidermis
above
upon
hypo- hypodermic
infra- infrapubic
sub- subnasal
under
below
inter- intercostal
between
medi- medial
meso- mesoderm
middle
post- postnatal
after
behind
retro- retroperitoneal
backward
behind
bi- bilateral
two
dipl- diplopia
diplo- diplococci
double
twofold
hemi- hemiplegia
semi- semicircular
half
hyper- hyperglycemia
excessive
above normal
macro-
macrocephaly
large
micro-
microscope
small
mono- mononuclear
uni- unipara
one
multi- multipara
poly- polyphobia
many
much
primi-
primigravida
first
quadri-
quadriplegia
four
tri-
triceps
three
a- amastia
an- anesthesia
without
not

"a" usually used
before a consonant

"an" usually used
before a vowel
im- impotency
in- insane
in
not
ab- abnormal
from
away from
ad- adsternal
toward
circum- circumoral
peri- periosteitis
around
ec- ectopia
ex- excise
out
out from
dia- diarrhea
trans- transfusion
through
across
ecto- ectoderm
exo- exotropia
extra- extraocular
outside
outward
endo- endocardium
intra- intramuscular
in
within
para- paranasal
near
beside

para may also be used as a suffix
wherein it means to bear (offspring)
super- supersensitive
supra- suprarenal
above
excessive
anti- antibacterial
contra- contraception
against
brady- bradycardia
slow
dys- dyspepsia
bad, painful,
difficult
eu- eupnia
good
normal
hetero- heterosexual
different
homo- homosexual
same
mal- malnutrition
bad
pan- panhysterectomy
all
pseudo- pseudoplegia
false
syn- synarthrosis
union
together
joined

appears as "sym" before
b, p, ph, or m
tachy- tachycardia
rapid