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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
vaccin/o vaccine
vag/o vagus nerve
vagin/o vagina
valv/o valve
valvul/o valve
varic/o varicose veins
vas/o vessel; duct; vas deferens
vascul/o vessel (blood)
ven/o vein
ven/i vein
vener/o venereal (sexual contact)
ventil/o to aerate, oxygenate
ventr/o belly side of body
ventricul/o ventricle (of heart or brain)
venul/o venule (small vein)
verm/i worm
verruc/i wart
-verse to turn
-version to turn
vers/o, -verse turn, turning
vertebr/o vertebra (backbone)
vesic/o urinary bladder
vesicul/o seminal vesicle
vestibul/o vestibule of the inner ear
vir/o virus
viscer/o internal organs
vit/o life
vitr/o vitreous body (of the eye)
vitre/o glass
viv/o life
-volemia blood volume
volv/o, volut/o to roll
vulv/o vulva
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