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word root
the foundation of the word

ex. sup/port PORT
combining form
a word root plus a vowel

ex. therm/o
a,e,i,o,u,y
vowels that can be added to a word to create a combing form word. it also allows a word to be joined with a suffix
rule for word root

ex. lymph/adenopathy
use a word root when joiniing a word root with a suffix or another word that begins with a vowel(a,e,i,o,u,y)
whole word
ex. therm/o/meter

meter is the whole word, it is also the suffix
microscope
instrument used to see small things
microsurgery
surgery using a microscope
micrometer
device used to see small things
hydr/o
water
hydrophobia
fear of water
hydrocele
fluid in a sac like cavity
hydrotherapy
treatment using water
ic
pertaining to
adjective
suffix
ex. electric
itis
inflammation


ex. dermatitis
SUFFIX
the ending the follows a word
er
means either one who or one which

ex. practitioner
cyanosis
noun

osis
cyanotic
adjective

otic
anemia
noun

ia
anemic
adjective

ic
mucus
noun

us
muccous
adjective

ous
ilium
noun

um
iliac
adjective

ac
condyle
noun

e
condylar
adjective

ar
carpus
noun

us
carpal
adjective

ar
cyanosis
bluish discoloration of the skin and mucus membranes
condyle
knuckle like projection on a bone

suffix