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Compound modifiers
two or more words that act as a unit modifying a noun or pronoun.
Hyphens with Adjective ending in -ly
Use a hyphen in a compound modifier beginning with an adjective (not an adverb) ending in -ly.
Hyphens with Adverb ending in -ly
Do not use a hyphen in a compound modifier beginning with an adjective (not an adverb) ending in -ly with a participle or adjective
Adjective-noun compound
Use a hyphen in an adjective-noun compound that precedes and modifies another noun.
Adjective with preposition
Use a hyphen in most compound modifiers that contain a preposition.
Adjective with participle
Use a hyphen to join an adjective to a participle, whether the compound precedes or follows the noun.
Adjective with participle or adjective
Use a hyphen to form a compound modifier made up of an adverb coupled with a participle or adjective when they precede the noun they modify but not when they follow it.
Hyphens with Adverb preceding a compound modifier
Do not use a hyphen in a compound modifier preceded by an adverb.
Very
Drop the hyphen in a compound modifier with a participle or adjective when it is preceded by the adverb "very".
Disease-entity modifiers
Do not use hyphens with most disease-entity modifiers even when they precede the noun.
Eponyms
Use a hyphen to join two or more eponymic names used as multiple-word modifiers of diseases, operations, instruments, etc.
Eponyms
Do not use a hyphen if the multiple-word, eponymic name refers to a single person.
Equal, contrasting, or complementary adjectives
Use a hyphen to join two adjectives that are equal, complementary, or contrasting when they precede or follow the noun they modify.
Foreign expressions
Do not hyphenate foreign expressions used in compound adjectives, even when they precede the noun they modify (unless they are always hyphenated).
High- and low-
Use a hyphen in most high- and low- compound adjectives.
Noun with participle
Use a hyphen to join a noun and a participle to form a compound modifier, whether it comes before or after a noun.
Numerals with words
Use a hyphen between a number and a word forming a compound modifier preceding a noun.
Proper nouns as adjective
Do not use hyphens in proper nouns even when they serve as a modifier preceding a noun.
Proper nouns as adjective
Do not use hyphens in combination of proper noun and common noun serving as a modifier.
Series of hyphenated compound modifiers
Use a suspensive hyphen after each incomplete modifier when there is a series of hyphenated compound modifiers with a common last word that is expressed only after the final modifier in the series.
Series of hyphenated compound modifiers
If one or more of the incomplete modifiers is not hyphenated, repeat the base with each.
To clarify or avoid confusion
Use a hyphen to clarify meaning and to avoid confusion, absurdity, or ambiguity in compound modifiers.
To clarify or avoid confusion
The hyphen may not be necessary if the meaning is made clear by the surrounding context.
Hyphenated compound modifiers
Use a hyphen or en dash (--) to join hyphenated compound modifiers or a hyphenated compound modifier with a one-word modifier.
Hyphenated compound modifiers
Use a hyphen or en dash (--) to join two unhyphenated compound modifiers.
Hyphenated compound modifiers
Use a hyphen or en dash (--) to join an unhyphenated compound modifier with a hyphenated one.
Hyphenated compound modifiers
Use a hyphen or en dash (--) to join an unhyphenated compound modifier with a hyphenated one with a one-word modifier.
eryth/ro means:
a. Blood
b. Red
c. swelling
d. rash
b. red
kary/o means:
a. nucleus
b. potassium
c. hard, cornea
d. humpback
a. nucleus
furc/o means:
a. luminous
b. resembling
c. fungus
d. forking
d. forking
ipsi- means:
a. same
b. contralateral
c. transverse
d. process
a. same
nos/o means:
a. nose
b. hospital
c. disease
d. none
c. disease
-physis means:
a. to grow
b. plant
c. role, function
d. to bear
a. to grow
thec/o means:
a. spine
b. vertebra
c. sheath
d. membrane
c. sheath
hol/o means:
a. heart
b. whole
c. hollow
d. natural
b. whole
myx/o means:
a. mixed, combined
b. muscle
c. genetically altered
d. mucus
d. mucus
eu- means:
a. new
b. good; normal
c. out; away from
d. inward
b. good; normal
For each definition based on word parts, provide the correct formed term.
(pertaining to) + (the study of) + (bacteria)
bacteriologic
For each definition based on word parts, provide the correct formed term.
(incomplete) + (dilation/expansion)
atelectasis
For each definition based on word parts, provide the correct formed term.
(person who) + (records) + (words/phrases)
lexographer
For each definition based on word parts, provide the correct formed term.
(pertaining to) + (many) + (form/shape) + (nuclear)
polymorphonuclear
For each definition based on word parts, provide the correct formed term.
(condition of) + (lung)+ (dust)
pneumoconiosis