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Root Word
The main part or foundation of a word
Examples of Root Words
gastr, nephr, rhin
Combining Form
A root word to which a vowel (usually "o") is added
Examples of Combining Forms
cardi/o, gastr/o, nephr/o
Prefix
A word that is attached to the BEGINNING of a root word
Examples of Prefixes
endo-, hemi-, hypo-, micro-
Suffix
A word that is attached to the END of a root word
Examples of Suffixes
-ectomy, -tomy, -itis, -logy
card, cardi
heart
cutane
skin
cyt
cell
derm, dermat
skin
electr
electricity
enter
small intestine
gastr
stomach
ger
old age
geront
old age
hem, hemat
blood
iatr
medical treatment, physician
nephr
kidney
neur
nerve
ophthalm
eye
ot
ear
path
disease
ped
child
psych
mind
pulmon
lung
ren
kidney
rhin
nose
somat
body
ur
urine, urinary tract
-ac, -al, -ary, -ic, -ous
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-cyte
cell
-dynia
pain
-ectomy
removal or excision
-gen
producing, produced by
-genesis
producing, produced by
-genic
pertaining to producing; pertaining to being produced by
-gram
a record
-graph
instrument to record
-graphy
process of recording
-ia
condition of
-iatric
medical treatment of
iatrics
medical treatment of
-iatry
medical treatment of
-ician
specialist
-ist
specialist
-itis
inflammation
-logist
specialist in the study of
-logy
study of
-oma
tumor
-osis
abnormal condition
-pathy
disease
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhea
flow or discharge
-scope
instrument to view
-scopy
process of visually examining
-tomy
incision
endo-
inside
hemi-
half
hypo-
below, deficient
macro-
large
micro-
small
per-
through
sub-
below
borborygmus
We usually call this "stomach growling." Look up the medical meaning in Taber's.