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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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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ B ]

 

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Term
[ Meaning ]
bacill/o [ bacilli (bacteria) ]
bacteri/o [ bacteria ]
balan/o [ glans penis  ]
bar/o [ pressure; weight  ]
bartholin/o [ Bartholin glands  ]
bary- [ weight, pressure  ]
-basia [ walking  ]
bas/o [ base; opposite of acid  ]
batho-, bathy- [ deep, depth ]
bi- [ two ]
bi/o [ life ]
bil/i [ bile; gall  ]
bilirubin/o [ bilirubin ]
-blast [ embryonic; immature cell  ]
-blastoma [ immature tumor (cells)  ]
blenn/o [ mucus ]
blephar/o [ eyelid ]
bol/o [ cast; throw  ]
-boulia [ will ]
brachi/o [ arm ]
brachy- [ short ]
brady- [ slow ]
brom/o [ bromine-containing compound, odor  ]
bronch/o [ bronchial tube  ]
bronchi/o [ bronchial tube  ]
bronchiol/o [ bronchiole ]
bucc/o [ cheek ]
bunion/o [ bunion ]
burs/o [ bursa (sac of fluid near joints)  ]
byssin/o [ cotton dust  ]
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