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Medical words consist of 3 basic component parts...
word roots
prefixes
suffixes
Prefixes apper at...
When a prefix is used with a root...
the beginnining of the word root
it changes, or alters, the meaning of the word.
**ARE NOT A PART OF ALL MEDICAL WORDS**
Suffixes appear at...
A suffix is a...
the end of the word root
word element that is attached at the end of the word root
A word root is the
basic foundation of a word, to which componet parts are added
A combining form is created when...
a word root is combined with a vowel. Known as a combining vowel