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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ I ]

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 ]
-ia [ condition ]
-iac [ pertaining to  ]
-iasis [ abnormal condition  ]
iatr/o [ physician; treatment  ]
-ic [ pertaining to ]
-ical [ pertaining to  ]
ichthy/o [ dry; scaly  ]
-ician [ specialist ]
-icle [ small ]
ide/o [ idea, mental images  ]
idi/o [ unknown; individual; distinct  ]
ile/o [ ileum ]
ili/o [ ilium ]
immun/o [ immune; protection; safe  ]
in- [ in; into; not  ]
-in [ a substance, chemical, chemical compound ]
-ine [ a substance, chemical, chemical compound ]
-ine [ pertaining to  ]
infra- [ below; inferior to; beneath  ]
inguin/o [ groin ]
insulin/o [ insulin (pancreatic hormone)  ]
inter- [ between ]
intra- [ within; into  ]
iod/o [ iodine ]
ion/o [ ion; to wander  ]
-ion [ process ]
-ior [ pertaining to  ]
ipsi- [ same ]
ir- [ in ]
ir/o [ iris (colored portion of eye)  ]
irid/o [ iris (colored portion of eye)  ]
is/o [ same; equal  ]
isch/o [ to hold back; back  ]
ischi/o [ ischium (part of hip bone)  ]
-ism [ process; condition  ]
-ist [ specialist ]
ithy- [ erect, straight ]
-itis [ inflammation ]
-ium [ structure; tissue  ]
ixod/i [ ticks  ]
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