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Can you name the meanings of Common Medical Prefixes?

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

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