Medical terminology is written of a presettle, root word, and suffix: Prefix: A preresolve is put at the beginning of a word to modify or readjust its definition. Pre suggests "prior to." Prefixes may likewise indicate a area, number, or time. Root: central part of a word.


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Use this recommendation to view how prevalent medical terms are developed making use of the assorted prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

ectoblast

Prefix: ecto- Presolve Definition: out; external 1st Root Word: 1st Root Definition: second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -blast Sufresolve Definition: embryonic; immature cell Definition: outer layer of an immature cell

ectoderm

Prefix: ecto- Presolve Definition: out; exterior 1st Root Word: 1st Root Definition: second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -derm Sufsettle Definition: skin Definition: outerthe majority of layer of skin cells

ectopia

Prefix: ecto- Preresolve Definition: out; exterior first Root Word: top/o 1st Root Definition: place; position; location 2nd Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -ia Sufresolve Definition: condition Definition: problem of an abnormal area or place of an body organ or body part

ectopic pregnancy

Prefix: ecto- Preresolve Definition: out; exterior 1st Root Word: top/o first Root Definition: place; position; place second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -ic Sufsolve Definition: pertaining to Definition: fetus establishes exterior the uterus

ectoplasm

Prefix: ecto- Presettle Definition: out; exterior 1st Root Word: first Root Definition: second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -plasm Sufresolve Definition: formation; structure Definition: outer layer of a cell

electrocardiogram

Prefix: Preresolve Definition: 1st Root Word: electr/o first Root Definition: electricity second Root Word: cardi/o 2nd Root Word Definition: heart Suffix: -gram Suffix Definition: document Definition: a document of electrical currents linked through the heart muscle

electrocardiograph

Prefix: Presettle Definition: 1st Root Word: electr/o first Root Definition: electrical energy second Root Word: cardi/o second Root Word Definition: heart Suffix: -graph Sufresolve Definition: instrument for recording Definition: instrument for recording electric currents connected through the heart muscle

encephalitis

Prefix: Prefix Definition: 1st Root Word: encephal/o 1st Root Definition: brain second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -itis Suffix Definition: inflammation Definition: inflammation of the brain

encephalocele

Prefix: Presolve Definition: 1st Root Word: encephal/o first Root Definition: brain second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -cele Sufsolve Definition: hernia; swelling Definition: hernia protrusion of brain substance

encephalogram

Prefix: Predeal with Definition: 1st Root Word: encephal/o first Root Definition: brain second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -gram Sufdeal with Definition: document Definition: document of electric task of the brain

encephalomalacia

Prefix: Presettle Definition: first Root Word: encephal/o first Root Definition: brain 2nd Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -malacia Sufdeal with Definition: softening Definition: softening of brain tissue

encephalomeningitis

Prefix: Presolve Definition: 1st Root Word: encephal/o first Root Definition: brain 2nd Root Word: mening/o 2nd Root Word Definition: meninges (membranes extending the spinal cord and also brain) Suffix: -itis Sufsolve Definition: inflammation Definition: inflammation of the brain and meninges (membranes extending the spinal cord and brain)

encephalomyelitis

Prefix: Preresolve Definition: first Root Word: encephal/o first Root Definition: brain second Root Word: myel/o 2nd Root Word Definition: spinal cord; bone marrowhead Suffix: -itis Sufsolve Definition: inflammation Definition: inflammation of the brain and spinal cord

encephalopathy

Prefix: Presettle Definition: first Root Word: encephal/o first Root Definition: brain second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -pathy Sufsolve Definition: disease; emotion Definition: illness of feature of the brain is affected

endocrine

Prefix: endo- Presolve Definition: in; within first Root Word: first Root Definition: second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -crine Sufsettle Definition: secrete; separate Definition: glands that secrete commodities into the blood

endocrinology

Prefix: endo- Presolve Definition: in; within first Root Word: crin/o 1st Root Definition: secrete second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -logy Sufsettle Definition: study (process of) Definition: research of glands that secrete products into the blood

endocytosis

Prefix: endo- Preresolve Definition: in; within first Root Word: first Root Definition: 2nd Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -cytosis Sufresolve Definition: condition of cells; slight rise of numbers Definition: cells absorb material outside their membranes

endogen

Prefix: endo- Prefix Definition: in; within 1st Root Word: first Root Definition: 2nd Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -gen Sufsettle Definition: substance that produces Definition: substance (plant) that increases in dimension by interior growth

endoscope

Prefix: endo- Preresolve Definition: in; within first Root Word: 1st Root Definition: 2nd Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -scope Sufdeal with Definition: instrument for visual examicountry Definition: instrument for visual examination in the body or its interior parts

endoscopy

Prefix: endo- Preresolve Definition: in; within 1st Root Word: first Root Definition: second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -scopy Sufsolve Definition: visual examination Definition: visual examicountry inside the body

endospore

Prefix: endo- Presolve Definition: in; within 1st Root Word: first Root Definition: 2nd Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -spore Sufsettle Definition: reabundant facet Definition: asex-related spore occurred within a cell

endothermic

Prefix: endo- Presolve Definition: in; within 1st Root Word: therm/o first Root Definition: warm 2nd Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -ic Sufresolve Definition: pertaining to Definition: pertaining to absorption of warm or an organism that geneprices heat

enterolysis

Prefix: Presolve Definition: first Root Word: enter/o first Root Definition: intestines (commonly small intestines) 2nd Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -lysis Sufsolve Definition: breakdown; separation; destruction; loosening Definition: separation of intestinal adhesions

epicardium

Prefix: epi- Predeal with Definition: above; upon; on 1st Root Word: cardi/o first Root Definition: heart second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -ium Sufdeal with Definition: structure; tconcern Definition: serous membrane that creates the innermany layer of the pericardium and the external surchallenge of the heart

epidermis

Prefix: epi- Preresolve Definition: above; upon; on 1st Root Word: derm/o first Root Definition: skin second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: Suffix Definition: Definition: outer layer of the skin

epidural

Prefix: epi- Presolve Definition: above; upon; on first Root Word: dur/o first Root Definition: dura issue second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -al Sufresolve Definition: pertaining to Definition: pertaining to being on or around the dura matter

epilepsy

Prefix: epi- Presolve Definition: above; upon; on first Root Word: first Root Definition: second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -lepsy Sufsolve Definition: seizure Definition: unprovoked seizure

episclera

Prefix: epi- Presettle Definition: above; upon; on first Root Word: scler/o first Root Definition: sclera (white of the eye) second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: Sufdeal with Definition: Definition: outermany layer of the sclera

episiotomy

Prefix: Presolve Definition: first Root Word: episi/o first Root Definition: vulva 2nd Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -tomy Sufdeal with Definition: process of surgically cutting the opening of the vagina Definition:

epistaxis

Prefix: epi- Presolve Definition: above; upon; on 1st Root Word: first Root Definition: second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -staxis Sufsolve Definition: dripping; trickling Definition: dripping; trickling; blood from the nose

erythrocyte

Prefix: Preresolve Definition: 1st Root Word: erythr/o first Root Definition: red 2nd Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -cyte Sufdeal with Definition: cell Definition: red blood cell

erythromelalgia

Prefix: Prefix Definition: 1st Root Word: erythr/o 1st Root Definition: red second Root Word: mel/o second Root Word Definition: limb; limbs Suffix: -algia Sufresolve Definition: pain Definition: problem of redness, swelling and/or pain of the limbs

esophageal

Prefix: Presettle Definition: 1st Root Word: esophag/o first Root Definition: esophagus second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -eal Sufresolve Definition: pertaining to Definition: pertaining to the esophagus

esthesia

Prefix: Preresolve Definition: 1st Root Word: esthes/o 1st Root Definition: nervous sensation second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -ia Sufsettle Definition: condition Definition: problem of sensation and feeling sensibility

estrogen

Prefix: Presettle Definition: 1st Root Word: estr/o first Root Definition: female 2nd Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -gen Sufsettle Definition: substance that produces Definition: female steroid hormone created by the ovaries

eukaryote

Prefix: du- Preresolve Definition: good; normal first Root Word: kary/o 1st Root Definition: nucleus 2nd Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -ote Suffix Definition: expand Definition: cell via a true nucleus

excision

Prefix: ex- Presolve Definition: out; ameans from 1st Root Word: cis/o first Root Definition: to cut 2nd Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: -ion Suffix Definition: procedure Definition: process of cutting out; away from

exophthalmos

Prefix: exo- Presolve Definition: out; amethod from first Root Word: thalm/o first Root Definition: thalamus (eyeball) 2nd Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: Sufsolve Definition: abnormal protrusion of the thalamus (eyeball) Definition:

exoskeleton

Prefix: exo- Prefix Definition: out; amethod from 1st Root Word: skelet/o 1st Root Definition: skeleton second Root Word: 2nd Root Word Definition: Suffix: Sufresolve Definition: Definition: external difficult, protective covering on an animal

extradural

Prefix: extra- Prefix Definition: exterior first Root Word: dur/o first Root Definition: dura matter second Root Word: second Root Word Definition: Suffix: -al Sufresolve Definition: pertaining to Definition: pertaining to the outside of dura matter, yet within the skull