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word root

main idea of the word, there's at least one in each word, usually refers to a body part

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arthr

joint

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cardi

heart

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dermat

skin

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hemat

blood

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suffix

word part that clarifies, all medical terms have one, comes at the end of the word

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-itis

inflammation

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-ectomy

surgical removal

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-uria

in the urine; about the urine

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combining vowel

connector between word parts

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if a suffix beings with a consonant...

use a combining vowel

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if a suffix begins with a vowel...

do NOT use a combining vowel

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-ous, -ic, -ac

pertaining to, about

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-oma

tumor

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-plegia

paralysis, stroke

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-emia

in the blood, about the blood

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prefix

word part in the beginning of the word, comes before the word root, can change the meaning of the word

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hyper-

too much (excessive)

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hypo-

not enough (deficient)

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pre-

before, preceding

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a-

without, absent

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tachy-

rapid (faster thatn normal limits)

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brady-

slow (slower than normal limits)