Medical Terminology 350 Lesson 3

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Essential root words and word terminals (prefixes and suffixes)
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cost-

Rib

See the roller coaster with ribs riding in it!

Audionym: coaster

2

gram-

Record

See the graham cracker made of a record!

Audionym: graham (cracker)

3

acro-

Extremities

See the acrobat with arms and legs (extremities) that are extremely long!

Audionym: acrobat

4

rhexis

Break, burst

See the wrecks breaking and bursting!

Audionym: wrecks

5

carcin-

Cancer

See the car sign made of canned cereal!

Audionym: car sign

6

-penia

Deficiency, decrease, less

See the pen decreasing its ink!

Audionym: pen (ink)

7

-gen

Original, production

See the Book of Genesis producing an original production! pen decreasing its ink!

Audionym: Genesis

8

burso-

Sac

See the girl with the purse sewing a sack!

Audionym: purse sew

9

retr(o)-

Backwards

See the men retreating riding backwards on horses!

Audionym: retreat

10

trip-

Rubbing, causing friction

See the man preparing for a trip, rub bing the car, creating friction!

Audionym: trip

11

strept-

Twist

See the strap twisting on the woman's shoulder!

Audionym: strap

12

-desis

Binding

See the thesis with binding around it!

Audionym: thesis

13

mani-

Madness, mental illness

See the maniac reading Mad magazine!

Audionym: maniac

14

glosso-

Tongue

See the glossy furniture with tongues sticking out of it!

Audionym: glossy

15

-trophy

Development

See the trophy that turns into a housing development!

Audionym: trophy (award)

16

supra-

Above

See the soup above the empty bowl!

Audionym: soup

17

-ptosis

Falling, drooping

See "toe sis" (the sister with the very big toe) falling everywhere she goes!

Audionym: tow sis

18

-dyn-

Pain

See dinner being served through the windowpane!

Audionym: dinner

19

mast-

Breast

See the m ast of the ship with a breast on it!

Audionym: mast (of a boat)

20

-rraphy

Suture (surgical stitch)

See the raffle with a suit bursting out of it what has sutures all over it!

Audionym: raffle

21

dent-

Teeth

See the dentist with very, very long teeth!

Audionym: dentist

22

cephal-

Head

See the sieve falling with a head in it!

Audionym: sieve fall

23

auto-

Self

See the auto that can drive itself!

Audionym: auto

24

epi-

Upon, above

See a pea with other peas upon it!

Audionym: a pea

25

hydro-

Water

See the hydrant with water gushing out of it!

Audionym: hydrant

26

-ate

To perform; to put into action; to bring about

27

-ac

Affected by, having; frequently, one who is affected by a disease or other form of illness

28

-ad

Toward, in the direction of

29

-form

Having the same form; shaped like; resembling

cf. -oid

30

-ion

Action; condition resulting from action

31

-ior

Roughly meaning "more toward" or nearer, proximal

32

-or

Action, result, that which does something or has some particular function

33

-ous

Full of; abounding in; having

34

-ure

Result of an action; means of an action, device


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