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Word Root

Core meaning of a word

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Suffix

Added to end; procedures, conditions, or disease.
Example: -itis

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Prefix

Attatched to beginning; time, position, direction, number, negation.

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Combining Vowels

Usually "o's"; eases pronunciation.

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Combining Form

Word Root + Combining Vowel

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Intra

Within or inside
Ex: Intravenious

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Sub

Below, under

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Arthr/o

Joint

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Hepat/o

Liver

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Oste/o

Bone

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Ven/o

Vein

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Algia

Pain

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Centesis

Surgical puncture to remove fluid

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Cyte

Cell

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Dynia

Pain

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Ectomy

Surgical Removal

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Emia

Blood condition

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Gram, -Graph

Record, X-Ray, Picture

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Graphy

Processing of recording picture or record

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Itis

infammation

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Malacia

Abnormal Softening

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Megaly

Enlargement

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Meter

Instrument used to measure

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Oid

Like, Resembling

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Ologist

Specialist

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Ology

Study of

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Oma

Tumor

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Osis

Abnormal Condition

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Ostomy

Creating an artificial opening

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Otomy

Surgical Incision

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Pathy

Disease

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Phobia

Abnormal fear of specific things

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Plasty

Surgical Repair

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Ptosis

Drooping, Saggins, Prolapse

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Rrhagia,--rrhage

Abnormal flow or discharge (blood)

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rrhaphy

Suturing

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Rrhea

Abnormal flow or discharge (not blood)

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Rrhexis

Rupture

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Sclerosis

Abnormal hardening

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Scope

Instrument used for visual examination

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Scopy

Visual Examination

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Stasis

Stop, Control

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Stenosis

Abnormal Narrowing