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HHSC 198 - Chapter 1

Roots & Combining Forms

TermDefinition
Prefix The beginning of some words
Root The foundation of the word that provides its meaning
Combining Vowel vowel that joins a root to another root or to a suffix
Combining Form Combination of a root and a combining vowel
Suffix The ending of some words
Patient Old English term meaning to suffer or undergo; the term refers to a person who is under medical or surgical treatment
medical latin meaning to heal; it means pertaining to the practice of medicine
breath a single cycle of inhaling and exhaling
mucus a clear, sticky secretion
knee an angular shape; joint between the upper and lower leg
quadrant a quarter; the abdomen is divided into 4 quadrants
ubilicus latin word for the navel or belly button
record latin meaning to remember
care Old English meaning to worry
specialist latin meaning of a given species
apex tip or summit
patent open or exposed
toxin Greek meaning poison
lymph Latin meaning clear spring water
breech Old English meaning buttocks
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