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2. Prefixes Indicating Number and Measurement Prefix Meaning Example____________________________ Uni- one unicycle - one wheel Mono- one mononuclear - one nucleus Bi- two bilateral - two sides Bin- two binocular - two eyes Di- two dicephalic - two heads Ter- three tertiary - the third part or stage Tri- three trilobar - three lobes Quadr- four quadriceps - muscle with four heads Tetra- four tetracylcine - a four-ringed molecule Prefix Meaning Example____________________________ Poly- many polydactyly - many digits (more than 5) Oligo- few oligosaccharide - few sugars linked together Micro- small microscope - equipment to view small things Macro- large macrophage - large eating cell Mega- great, enormous megadontia - huge teeth 3. Prefixes Denoting Organs, Structures, Things Prefix Meaning Example____________________________ Acoust- sound acoustics - quality of sound Aud- ear, hear audition - to hear someone Abdomin/o abdomen abdominal - relating to the abdomen Acr/o extremity, limbs acromegaly - abnormally large limbs
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