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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ D ]

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 ]
dacry/o [ tear ]
dacryoaden/o [ tear gland  ]
dacryocyst/o [ tear sac; lacriman sac  ]
dactyl/o [ fingers; toes  ]
de- [ lack of; down; less; removal of  ]
dem/o [ people ]
dent/i [ tooth ]
derm/o [ skin ]
-derma [ skin ]
dermat/o [ skin ]
desicc/o [ drying ]
-desis [ to bind; tie together  ]
dextr/o [ right  ]
dia- [ complete; through  ]
diaphor/o [ sweat ]
-dilation [ widening; stretching; expanding  ]
dilat/o [ to enlarge, expand ]
dipl/o [ double ]
dips/o [ thirst ]
dis- [ apart, to separate  ]
dist/o [ far; distant  ]
dolich/o [ long  ]
dolor/o [ pain  ]
dors/o [ back (of body)  ]
dorsi- [ back ]
-dote [ to give  ]
-drome [ to run  ]
duct/o [ to lead; carry  ]
duoden/o [ duodenum ]
dur/o [ dura mater  ]
dynam/o [ power, strength ]
-dynia [ pain ]
dys- [ bad: painful: difficult: abnormal  ]
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