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MT Module 1

arthr/o joint
hepat/o liver
oste/o bone
ven/o vein
sub- below, under
intra- within
-ic, -ous pertaining to
-itis inflammation
-pathy disease condition
-megaly enlargement
medical terms words used to describe disease as well as aspects of medicine and health care
eponym a person after whom a discovery, invention, place, etc. is named or thought to be named
word root the core of the word; ALL medical terms have this
suffix a word part attached to the end of the word root to modify its meaning; MOST medical terms have this
prefix word part attached to the beginning of a word root to modify its meaning; MANY medical terms DO NOT have this
combining vowel a word part, usually an o, used to ease pronunciation
combining form a word root with the combining vowel attached, separated by a slash
modern language terms derived from the English language such as complete blood count and differential