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Prefixes, roots, suffixes

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
narc/o numbness; stupor; sleep
nas/o nose
nat/i birth
natr/o sodium
necr/o death
nect/o to bind, tie, connect
neo- new
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neither; neutral; neutrophil
nid/o nest
nine noni-
noci- to cause harm, injury or pain
noct/o night
nod/o knot
-noia mind, will
nom/o custom, law
nomen- name
norm/o rule; order
nos/o disease
nucle/o nucleus
nulli- none
nutri/o, nutrit/o to nourish
nyct/o night
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