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Chapter 1 Introduction To Word Parts


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suffix
 
Word part attached to the end of the word root to modify its meaning
prefix
 
Word part attached to the beginning of a word root to modify its meaning
combining vowel
 
word part, usually an o, used to ease pronunciation
Guideline one for using combining vowels
 
when connection a word root and a suffix, a combining vowel is used if the suffix does not begin with a vowel
Guideline two for using combining vowels
 
when connecting a word root and a suffix, a combining vowel is usually not used if the suffix begins with a vowel
Guideline three for using combining vowels
 
when connecting two word roots, a combining vowel is usually used even if vowels are present at the junction
Guideline four for using combining vowels
 
when connecting a prefix and a word root, a combining vowel is not used
combining form
 
word root with the combining vowel attached, separated by a vertical slash
analyzing
 
dividing medical terms into word parts, and then labeling each word part and combining form
defining
 
applying the meaning of each word part contained in the medical term to derive its meaning
building
 
placing word parts together to form words

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