Exercise

Match the following terms and write the appropriate letter to the left of each number:

2. xanthoma (zan-THO-ma)

4. erythroderma (e-rith-ro-DER-ma)

a. pertaining to bluish discoloration b. redness of the skin c. yellow raised area on the skin d. cell that produces dark pigment e. overgrowth of white blood cells

TABLE 3-3 Negative Prefixes

PREFIX

MEANING

EXAMPLE

DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE

a-, an-

not; without

aseptic a-SEP-tik

free of infectious organisms

anti-

against

antidote AN-ti-dot

means for counteracting a poison

contra-

against, opposite

contraception kon-tra-SEP-shun

prevention of conception

de-

down, without

depilatory de-PIL-a-tor-e

agent used to remove hair (pil/o)

dis-

absence, removal, separation

dissect di-SEKT

to separate tissues for anatomical study

in-*; im-

not

insignificant

not important

(used before

in-sig-NIF-i-cant

b, m, p)

non-

not

noninfectious non-in-FEK-shus

not able to spread disease

un-

not

unconscious un-KON-shus

not responsive

*May also mean "in" or "into" as in inject, inhale.

*May also mean "in" or "into" as in inject, inhale.

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