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Intro to Med Term

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
affix a categorical term for a word part that is added to a root word to change or modify its meaning
combining form a root word with an added vowel at the end in order to make it easier to pronounce when combined with a suffix that begins with a consonant
prefix a word part added to the beginning of a word, and often used to indicate location, time, or present
root words word parts that carry the essential meaning of a word, and cannot be broken down into smaller parts
suffix a word part that is added to the ending of a root word to form a new term
eponyms a word that is derived from someone's proper name, typically the discoverer or inventor of the concept the word refers to
jargon the specialized technical language used in a profession
abbreviations single words that have been shortened
acronyms a type of word that is composed of the first letters of other words
modular a system in which individual parts can stand alone or be combined into a larger role
Created by: rleroux