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Cardi

Word Root

core meaning of a term

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-itis

Suffix

added to end; procedures, conditions, or disease

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Pre-

Prefix

attached to beginning; time, position, direction, number, negation

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/o

Combining Vowels

usually "o"; eases pronunciation

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Cardi/o

Combining Form

word root + combining vowel = combining form

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Intravenous

Intra-

within or inside

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Submarine

Sub-

below, under

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arthritis

Arthr/o

joint

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hepatitis

Hepat/o

liver

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Osteoporosis

Oste/o

bone

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introvenous

Ven/o

vein

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arthralgia

-aliga

pain

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arthrocentesis/amniocentesis

-centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid

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leukocyte

-cyte

cell

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arthrodynia

-dynia

pain

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tonsillectomy

-ectomy

surgical removal

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hypoglycemia

-emia

blood condition

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sonogram

-gram, -graph

record, x-ray, picture

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sonography

-graphy

processing of recording picture or record

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arthritis

-itis

inflammation

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osteomalacia

-malacia

abnormal softening

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cardiomegaly (mega)

-megaly

enlargement

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thermometer

-meter

instrument used to measure

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neuroid

-oid

like, resembling

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psychologist

-ologist

specialist

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psychology

-ology

study of

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sarcoma

-oma

tumor

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psychosis

-osis

abnormal condition

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colostomy

-ostomy

creating an artifical opening

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colotomy

-otomy

surgical incision