Word root or Root
Main words or parts;
Fundamental unit of each medical word. Prefix and/or suffix may be added.
A syllable or word placed at the beginning of a word;
A short word part added before a root to modify its meaning. Usually, but does not always, indicate location, time, or number.
Can be defined as a syllable or word placed at the end of the word;
A short word part added at the end of a root to modify its meaning. Usually, but does not always indicate procedures, conditions, disorders, or disease
Suffixes that mean condition of
Adjective suffixes (adjectives modify nouns)
Suffixes pertaining to specialties and specialists
Prefixes pertaining to number
Prefixes pertaining to color
in-, (im- before b, m, p)
Prefixes pertaining to direction
Prefixes pertaining to degree
Prefixes pertaining to time & position
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