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Can you name the meanings of Common Medical Prefixes?

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PrefixMeaningExample
hetero-heterogenous
melan/omelanoma
jaund/ojaundice
re-reactivate
multi-multipara
primi-primigravida
tachy-tachycardia
pseudopseudoanorexia
poli/opoliomyelitis
infra-infraorbital
meso-mesoderm
milli-milliliter
ad-adduct
rube-rubella
exo- exogenous
chlor/ochlorophyll
xanth/oxanthoderma
ante-antecubital
hyperhyperemesis
epi-epigastric
semi-semi concious
auto-autograft
uni-uninuclear
con-congenital
ultra-ultrasound
purpur/opurpura
extra-extrahepatic
PrefixMeaningExample
brady-bradycardia
pre-precordial
quadri-quadriplegia
juxta-juxta-articular
homo-homogenesis
eosin/oeosinphil
bio-biology
pan-pancarditis
circum-circumduction
erythr/oerythrocyte
anti-antidote
ab-aberrant
glauc/oglaucoma
retro-retrocecal
per-percussion
contra-contraindication
cirrh/ocirrhosis
syn-syndrome
tri-triceps
inter-intercostal
alb-albino
non-noninvasive
dys-dyspnea
a-apnea
hemi-hemiplegia
peri-perianal
hydro-hydrocephalus
PrefixMeaningExample
bi-bicuspid
im-impotence
albin/oalbinism
intra-intravenous
cyan/ocyanoderma
subsubcutaneous
mono-monocyte
leuk/oleukoplakia
dia- diagnosis
endo-endoscope
sym-sympathetic
dis-dislocation
ecto-ectopic
trans-transurethral
meta-metacarpals
idio-idosyncrasy
eu-eupnea
an-anethesia
para-paracervical
hyp-hypoxemia
ex-exhale
in-incomptent/inborn
post-postcibal
hypo-hypoglycemia
ambi-ambidextrous
homeo-homeostatsis
de-descend

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