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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ X ]

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
xanth/o yellow
xen/o stranger, foreigner
xer/o dry, dryness
xiph/o or xiphi- sword shaped
xylo- wood    e.g. xylum
xys- file, scrape
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