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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY. Four Word Parts Root Word It is the core of the word. It contains the fundamental meaning of the word.

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1 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

2 Four Word Parts

3 Root Word It is the core of the word. It contains the fundamental meaning of the word.

4 Root Word

5 Player…………..play/er Arthritis………..arthr/itis Hepatitis……….hepat/itis

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

8 Player……………………..play/er Hepatic……………………hepat/ic -ic means pertaining to Hepatitis…………………hepat/itis -itis means inflammation Most medical terms have a suffix.

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

10 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

11 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

12 Combining Form A root word with the combining vowel attached, separated by a vertical slash Arthr/o Oste/o Ven/o

13 Osteoarthropathy

14 Oste/o/arthr/o/pathy

15 WR CV WR CV S CF CF Disease of bone and joint

16 Epidermal Above skin

17 Epi/derm/al Prefix root word suffix Above skin characterized by

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19 Cerebr/o/spin/al WR CV WR S Leading from the cerebellum to the spinal cord.

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