Veterinary Terminology 1

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Veterinary Terminology 1
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2012-05-24 22:17:45
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  1. A unit of meaning attached to the front of a word. Example: AB- means away from, so ABnormal means "away from normal."
    Prefix
  2. The core or foundation of a word's meaning. Ex: The core/foundation of "abnormal" is NORM, meaning "rule, order."
    Root
  3. A vowel(most often o) added to the end of the root, without changing the meaning. It is placed between two roots, or between a root and suffix that begins with a consonant; helps make the word easier to pronounce.
    Combining Vowel
  4. The root and combining vowel together. Ex: NORM/O.
    Combining Form
  5. A unit of meaning attached to the end of a word. Ex: the AL i normAL means "pertaining to."
    Suffix
  6. A unit of meaning attached to the prefix or suffix that modifies the root in some way.
    Affix
  7. What is the suffix that means "inflamation?" ex: Tonsils are inflamed, so it would be....
    -Itis (ex: Tonsilitis)
  8. The suffix that means "surgical removal." ex: tonsils have to be surgically removed.
    -Ectomy (ex: tonsillectomy)
  9. A suffix to describe of, near, or pertaining to.
    -Ar (ex: tonsillar)
  10. The suffix that describes a condition.
    Other definitions for this suffix are:
    1. a) an action/process/condition
    b) abnormal or diseased condition
    2) Increase: formation
    -Osis
  11. The term that means "Produced by" or "Producing," such as cancer producing.
    Genic (ex: carcinogenic means cancer(carcino) producing)

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