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Prefixes Denoting Comparisions

PrefixMeaningExample
Multi- or poly-Many
  • Multinodular
  • Polysaccharide
Hemi- or semi-Half
  • Hemisphere
  • Semicomatose
Hypo-Too low
  • Hypoglycemic
Hyper-Too high
  • Hypertension
Oligo-Scant
  • Oligomenorrhea
Tachy-Fast
  • Tachycardia
Brady-Slow
  • Bradycardia