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Prefixes, roots, suffixes

Prefix: A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change its meaning. Pre means "before." Prefixes may also indicate a location, number, or time.    Root: central part of a word.   Suffix:  The ending part of a word that modifies the meaning of the word. Example: homeless. Root = 'home' and the suffix is 'less'. It can also refer to a condition, disease, disorder, or procedure.
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Term
Meaning
-ule little; small
uln/o ulna (middle lower arm bone)
ul/o scar, scarring
ultra- beyond; excess
-um structure; tissue; thing
umbilic/o umbilicus (navel)
ungu/o nail
uni- one
uran/o palate
-uresis urination
ur/o urine; urinary tract
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
-uria urination; condition of urine
uric/o urine condition
urin/o urine
-us structure; thing
uter/o uterus (womb)
uve/o uvea, vascular layer of eye (iris, choroid, ciliary body)
uvul/o uvula
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