Veterinary Terminology 1
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A unit of meaning attached to the front of a word. Example: AB- means away from, so ABnormal means "away from normal."
The core or foundation of a word's meaning. Ex: The core/foundation of "abnormal" is NORM, meaning "rule, order."
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.
The root and combining vowel together. Ex: NORM/O.
A unit of meaning attached to the end of a word. Ex: the AL i normAL means "pertaining to."
A unit of meaning attached to the prefix or suffix that modifies the root in some way.
What is the suffix that means "inflamation?" ex: Tonsils are inflamed, so it would be....
-Itis (ex: Tonsilitis)
The suffix that means "surgical removal." ex: tonsils have to be surgically removed.
-Ectomy (ex: tonsillectomy)
A suffix to describe of, near, or pertaining to.
-Ar (ex: tonsillar)
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
The term that means "Produced by" or "Producing," such as cancer producing.
Genic (ex: carcinogenic means cancer(carcino) producing)
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