basic elements of a medical word

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basic elements of a medical word
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2014-07-16 14:56:52
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medical terminology chapter basics
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health science
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medical terminology chapter 1
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  1. four elements to form a word
    • word root
    • combining form
    • suffix
    • prefix
  2. combining form connects...
    root & vowel
  3. a combining vowel is usually
    "o" 

    and sometimes "i/e"
  4. Steps in order for defining medical words
    • 1. define suffix
    • 2. define first part of word
    • 3. define middle parts

    • ____,______,_____
    • 2          3        1
  5. #1 A WR links...
    a suffix that begins with a consonant
  6. #2 A CF links...
    a suffix that begins with a consonant /// a root links a suffix beginning with a vowel
  7. #3 A CF links...
    a root to another root to form a compound word

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