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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ Y ]

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. 
: central part of a word.     
:  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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[ Meaning ]
-y [ condition; process ]
yalos [ Glass ]
ydor [ Water ]
-yne [ ending for alkynes ]
yocto- [ prefix: one septillionth part of; the factor 10: yoctosecond ]
yoeides [ U-shaped ]
-yl [ suffix - a monovalent hydrocarbon radical
e.g. ethyl ]
-ylene [ suffix - A bivalent organic radical ]
yper [ Above ]
ypo [ Under ]
ypsi [ High ]
ystera [ Uterus ]
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