Rules for Combining Vowels Medical Terminology

9 terms by renaealice 

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

1st basic rule for combining vowel

when u join R 2 R or R 2 S keep the vowel if the S or R begins w/consonant

2nd basic rule of combining vowels

do not use combining vowel if the suffix begins with a another vowel

3rd basic rule of combining vowels

if the R ends in a vowel & the S begins w/same vowel drop the CV & the last vowel of R

4th basic rule of combining vowels

Most often, insert CV btwn 2 roots even whn the 2nd root begins with vowel

5th basic rule of combining vowels

Occassionally, when a P ends with a vowel & R begins with vowel, Drop the V on the prefix

Combining Vowel

the vowel that joins together a Root 2 Suffix or Roots 2 Suffix

How to Define a medical term

by first defining the suffix, then the root and

Prefix

used to further modify the roots or roots

Suffix

the word ending that modifies and give essential meaning to the root

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set