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Cardio-. MRI. Tonsilectomy. ICU. Biopsy. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY. Orthodontist. Bilateral salpingoopherectomy. Hernia. EKG. STAT. FOUR. Four Word Parts. 4. Root Word. It is the core of the word . It contains the fundamental meaning of the word. Root Word. Player…………..play/er

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Cardio-

MRI

Tonsilectomy

ICU

Biopsy

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Orthodontist

Bilateral salpingoopherectomy

Hernia

EKG

STAT


FOUR

Four Word Parts

4


Root Word

It is the core of the word.

It contains the fundamental meaning of the word.


Root Word


Player…………..play/er

Arthritis………..arthr/itis

Hepatitis……….hepat/itis


Suffix

It is a word part attached to the end of the root word to modify its meaning.


Player……………………..play/er

Hepatic……………………hepat/ic

-ic means pertaining to

Hepatitis…………………hepat/itis

-itis means inflammation

Most medical terms have a suffix.


Prefix

It is a word part attached to the beginning of a root word to modify its meaning.


Replay……………………………………….re/play

Subhepatic………………………………..sub/hepat/ic

sub is the prefix for under

Intravenous……………………………….intra/ven/ous

intra is the prefix meaning within

ven is the root word for vein

ous is the suffix meaning pertaining to


Combining Vowel

Between two root words

Between a root word and a suffix to ease pronunciation

Not used between a prefix and a word root

Usually an

O


Combining Form

A root word with the combining vowel attached, separated by a vertical slash

Arthr/o

Oste/o

Ven/o


Osteoarthropathy


Oste/o/arthr/o/pathy


WR CV WR CV S

Oste/o/arthr/o/pathy

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CF CF

Disease of bone and joint


Epidermal

Above skin


Prefix root word suffix

Epi/derm/al

Above skin characterized by


WR CV WR S

Cerebr/o/spin/al

Leading from the cerebellum to the spinal cord.


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