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COTR-HCA Key Terms

KEY TERMS 7 - Medical Terminology

QuestionAnswer
abbreviation a shortened form of a word or phrase
anterior located at or toward the front of the body or body part; ventral
combining vowel a vowel added between two roots or between a root and a suffix to make pronunciation easier
distal the part farthest from the centre or from the point of attachment
dorsal locate at or toward the back of the body or body part; posterior
lateral relating to or located at the side of the body or body part
medial relating to or located at or near the middle or midline of the body or body part
posterior see dorsal
prefix a word element placed at the beginning of a word to change the meaning of the word
proximal the part nearest to the centre or to the point of origin
root a word element containing the basic meaning of the word
suffix a word element placed at the end of a root to change the meaning of the word
ventral see anterior
word element a part of a word
Created by: COTR-HCA