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Med Term (KUH)

Chapter 1

GREEK AND LATIN Words like hepatitis and arthritis
EPONYMS dervived from the name of a person (usually a physcian or scientist) who first identify a condition or technique. Ex. Parkinson's
ACRONYMS terms fromed from the first letters of the words ina phrase such as LASER ( Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
MODERN LANGUAGE terms derived from the english language such as nuclear medicine scanner
WORD ROOT the word part that is core of the word. Ex. Play/er "play" is the ...
SUFFIX attached to the end of the word root to modify its meaning. Ex. play/er "er" is the...
PREFIX attached to the beginning of a word root to modify its meaning. Ex. re/play "re" is the...
COMBINING VOWEL word part, usually an "o" used to ease in pronunciation ex. oste/O/arthritis
COMBINING FORM a word root with cobining vowel attached, separated by a vertical slash. ex. arthr/o
Created by: 4gotn1