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Medical Terminology Prefixes #2

Learn how to memorize the Anti, Apo, Auto, Bi, and Brachy Medical Term Prefix meaning definition in today’s Medical Terminology Course video for Pre-Med and Nursing Students.

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

Anti Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

anti means: against

Anti- Medical Term Mnemonic = ant + tie
Anti- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: against = fighting against

Anti Medical Term Mnemonic Story = Ant was fighting against a tie

Anti Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

antibody = an immunoglobulin produced by B-lymphocytes in response to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic substances. An antibody is specific to an antigen.
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

Apo Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

apo- means: away from

Apo- Medical Term Mnemonic = apple with pole
Apo- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: away from = action of staying away from

Apo Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Ape is mad at the pole so it’s staying away from it

Apo Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

apochromatic = Free from spherical and chromatic aberrations.
[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

Auto Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

auto- means: self

Auto- Medical Term Mnemonic = automobile
Apo- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: self = self-driving

Auto Medical Term Mnemonic Story: The automobile car is self-driving around town

Auto Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

autecic = Denoting a parasite that infects, throughout its entire existence, the same host.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

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Bi Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

bi- means: two

Bi- Medical Term Mnemonic = bicycle
Bi- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: two = two wheels

Bi Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Bicycle has two wheels

Bi Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

biarticular = to divide into joints having two joints.
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

Brachy Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

brachy- means: short

Brachy- Medical Term Mnemonic = brick
Brachy- Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: short = shorty

Brachy Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Brick was a shorty and couldn’t reach the high wall

Brachy Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

brachydactylic = an abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes
[American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. © 2011]

That’s It! You now know how to memorize Anti, Apo, Auto, Bi, Brachi Medical Term Prefixes! Just review a little bit and you will have these words fully memorized come test day.

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