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Medical TERMINOLOGY - A thru Z
Prefixes, roots, suffixes [ A ]
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: cholecystitis. Root = 'cholecyst/o'
-Definition: gallbladder and the suffix
is 'itis' - Definition: inflammation. Translation:
inflammation of the gallbladder.
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