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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
-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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