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Medical Terminology Prefixes #1

Learn how to memorize the A, Ab, Ambi, Atmo, and Ante’s Medical Term Prefix meaning definition in today’s Medical Terminology Course video for Pre-Med and Nursing Students.

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Medical Terms Prefixes Memorized

  • a-, an- Medical Term
  • ab- Medical Term
  • ambi- Medical Term
  • atmo- Medical Term
  • ante- Medical Term

The key idea with being able to memorize the meaning of med terms and vocabulary words is the create pictures for those words.

Just take both the picture for the word and the picture for the meaning or definition and visualize an interaction between the two as we did above.

A, An Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

A-, An- means: without

A-, An- Medical Term Mnemonic = apple with ant
A, An Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: without = missing something inside

A, An Medical Term Mnemonic Story: An Ant cut the Apple open and was missing its core.

A, An Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

anorexia = a lack or loss of appetite
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

Ab Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

ab- means: away from

Ab- Medical Term Mnemonic = abdominal area
Ab Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: away from = pushing away

Ab Medical Term Prefix Mnemonic Meaning Definition Terminology

Ab Medical Term Mnemonic Story: The guy was showing off his 6 pack abs and you pushed the abs away from you.

Ab Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence
abaxial = lying outside the axis of any body or part
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

Ambi Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

ambi- means: both

Ambi- Medical Term Mnemonic = apple with bambi (deer)
Ambi Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: both = both

Ambi Medical Term Prefix Mnemonic Meaning Definition Terminology

Ambi Medical Term Mnemonic Story: An apple riding two bambis (deer)

Ambi Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence
ambidextrous = having equal facility in the use of both hands
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

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Atmo Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

atmo- means: steam

Atmo- Medical Term Mnemonic = hat + ammo
Atmo Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: steam = steam

Atmo Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Hat throwing ammo inside of a steam room

Atmo Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence
atmolysis = Separation of mixed gases by passing them through a porous diaphragm, the lighter gases diffusing through at a faster rate.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

Ante Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

ante- means in front of

Ante- Medical Term Mnemonic = ant tea
Ante Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: in front of = in front of (action)

Ante-Medical-Term-Prefix-Mnemonic-Meaning-Definition-Terminology

Ante Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Ant pointing to tea in front of him

Ante Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence
antecardium = the area on the anterior surface of the body overlying the heart and the lower part of the thorax.
[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

That’s It! You now know how to memorize A, Ab, Ambi, Atmo, Ante Medical Term Prefixes! Just review a little bit and you will have these words fully memorized come test day.

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