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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ U ]

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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