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Prefixes & Sufixes

The following list is by no means complete, but it may help in understanding some difficult terminology. The following abbreviations are used ; Gr., for the Greek ; L., for the Latin.
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in-

(L., in, into, not, without), invaginate , to infold one part within another.

infra-

(L., below), infraorbital, below the orbit.

inter-

(L., between), intercellular, between cells.

intra-

(L., inside), intracellular, within a cell.

iso

(Gr., equal), isothermic, having equal temperatures.

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