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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ K ]

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 ]
kal/i  [ potassium ]
kary/o [ nucleus ]
kel/o [ tumor, fibrous growth  ]
kerat/o [ cornea; hard, horny tissue  ]
keraun/o [ lightning  ]
kern- [ nucleus (collection of nerve cells in the brain)  ]
ket/o [ ketones; acetones  ]
keton/o [ ketones; acetones  ]
kines/o  [ movement ]
kinesi/o [ movement ]
-kinesis [ movement ]
klept/o [ to steal  ]
koil/o [ hollow, concave, depressed ]
kraur/o [ dry ]
kym/o [ waves ]
kyph/o [ humpback ]
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