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Medical Terminology Prefixes #6 [Hypo, In, Infra, Inter, Intra]

Learn how to memorize the Hypo, In, Infra, Inter, and Intra’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

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Hypo Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

hypo means: under

Hypo Medical Term Mnemonic = hippo
Hypo Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: under = going under

Hypo Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Hippo went under the water

Hypo Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

hypodontia = A congenital or acquired condition of having fewer than the normal complement of teeth
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

In Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

in- means: not

In- Medical Term Mnemonic = Native American Indian
In Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: not = knot

In- Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Native American Indian tying a knot

In- Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

incurable = Denoting a disease or morbid process unresponsive to medical or surgical treatment.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

Infra Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

infra- means: situated beneath

Infra- Medical Term Mnemonic = infrared
Infra Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: situated beneath = below something

Infra Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Infrared cat was below the table

Infra Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

infratemporal = Below the temporal fossa of the skull.
[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

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Inter Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

inter- means: occurring between

Inter- Medical Term Mnemonic = inner-tube
Inter Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: occurring between = in the between

Inter Medical Term Mnemonic Story: He was in between two inner tubes

Inter Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

intercalary = Occurring, or interposed, between parts.
[Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson, 2005]

Intra Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

intra- means: situated within

Intra- Medical Term Mnemonic = in truck
Intra Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: situated within = inside

Intra Medical Term Mnemonic Story: He was inside of the truck

Intra Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

intrabronchial = Within the bronchi or bronchial tubes.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

That’s It! You now know how to memorize Hypo, In, Infra, Inter, Intra Medical Term Prefixes! Just review a little bit and you will have these words fully memorized come test day.

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