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Prefix:
Word part found at the beginning of a word. Usually indicates number, location, time, or status.
Root:
Word part that gives the essential meaning of the word
Combining vowel:
Single vowel, usually an "o," that is added to the end of a root to make the word easier to pronounce.
Combing form:
Combination of the root and combining vowel.
Suffix:
Word part found at the end of a word. Usually indicated procedure, condition, disease, or disorder.
Without a prefix, the root Traumatic means:
Pertaining to injury.
a- means:
without or no
Atraumatic: without injury
Without a prefix the root Uria means:
Urination
an- means:
Without or no.
Anuria means:
Absence of urine.
an- means: no or without
uria means: urine
ab- means:
Away from.
Abduction means:
To take away from midline.
ad- means:
Toward.
Adduction means:
Move toward the midline.
Without a prefix the root Emetic means:
Pertaining to vomiting.
dys- means:
Difficult, painful, or bad.
Dysphagia means:
Difficulty eating or swallowing.
Anti- means:
Against.
Antiemetics means:
Work against or prevent vomiting.
Endo means:
Within or inside.
Endocrine means:
To secrete internally.
eu- means:
Good, easy, or normal.
Exocrine means:
To secrete externally. (via a duct)
Endoparasite means:
An organism that lives within the body of the host.
ecto- means:
Outside.
Ectoparasite means:
An organism that lives on the outer surface of the host.
Hyper- means:
Elevated or more than normal.
Hypo- means:
Depressed or less than normal.
Inter- means:
Between.
Poly- means:
Many.
Pre- means
Before.
Sub- means:
Below, under, or less.
Post- means:
After.
Intra- means:
Within.
Oligo- means:
Scant or little.
Post- means:
After.
Super- and Supra- means:
Above, beyond, or excessive.
Sublingual means:
Under the tongue.
Intercostal means:
Between the ribs.
Hypoglycemia means:
Depressed amounts of blood glucose.
Polyuria means:
Elevated amount or frequency of urination.
Preanesthetic means:
Pertaining to before anesthesia.
Supernumerary means:
More than the regular number.
Postanesthetic means:
Pertaining to after anesthesia.
Hyperglycemia means:
Elevated amounts of bllod glucose.
Peri- means:
Around.
Epi- means:
Upper.
Extra- means:
Outside.
Infra- means:
Below or beneath.
Meta- means:
Beyond.
Trans- means:
Across.
Ultra- means:
Above, increased, or more than normal.
Pan- means:
All.
-Penia means:
Deficiency or reduction in number.
Term meaning pertaining to the heart.
-ac
Cardi means heart.
Term meaning pertaining to the kidney.
-al
ren/o means kidney.
Term meaning pertaining to the ovary.
-an
"pertaining to" terms (I listed 6)
-ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ine, -ous,-tic
Think what sounds better.
pertaining to the ovary...it wouldnt be ovariac, ovarick, or ovariary even though all suffixes mean "pertaining to". It's ovariAN. -an means pertaining to.
Leuk/o means:
white (combinting form)
-tomy means:
Cutting into or incision.
-stomy means:
Surgically created opening.
-ectomy means:
Surgical removal.
-pexy means:
Suture to stabilize.
-plasty means:
Surgical repair.
-stomy means:
Surgically created opening.
-centesis means:
Surgical puncture to remove fluid or gas.
-plasty means:
Surgical repair.