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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ F ]

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 ]
faci/o [ face ]
-facient [ to cause, make happen  ]
fasci/o [ fascia (membrane supporting muscles)  ]
febr/i [ fever  ]
femor/o [ femur (thigh bone)  ]
-ferent [ to carry  ]
ferr/i, ferr/o [ iron ]
fet/o [ fetus ]
fibr/o [ fiber ]
fibros/o [ fibrous connective tissue  ]
fibul/o [ fibula ]
-fication [ process of making  ]
-fida [ split ]
fil/i, fil/o, filament/o [ threat, threadlike  ]
five [ pent-, penta-, quinque-  ]
flav/o [ yellow  ]
flex/o [ to bend  ]
fluor/o [ luminous ]
follicul/o [ follicle; small sac  ]
fore- [ before, in front  ]
-form [ resembling; in the shape of  ]
four [ quadri, tetra-  ]
fovea/o [ small pit or depression ]
frig/o, frigid/o [ cold  ]
funct/o [ performance  ]
fung/i [ fungus; mushroom (organism lacking chlorophyll)  ]
furc/o [ forking; branching  ]
fusc/o [ dark brown  ]
-fusion [ to pour; to come together ]
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