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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ V ]

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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