Common medical terminology. Suffix, prefix, and root words.

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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ T ]

Prefix: A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change its meaning. Pre means "before." Prefixes may also indicate a location, number, or time. 
: central part of a word.     
:  The ending part of a word that modifies the meaning of the word. Example: homeless. Root = 'home' and the suffix is 'less'. It can also refer to a condition, disease, disorder, or procedure.    

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arrow   Meaning
tachy- arrow   fast
tal/o arrow   talus 
tars/o arrow   tarsus; hindfoot or ankle 
tauto- arrow   identical, same 
tax/o arrow   order; coordination 
techn/o arrow   skill, art
tel/o arrow   complete
tele/o arrow   distant
temp/o, tempor/o arrow   period of time, the temples
ten arrow   deca-
ten/o arrow   tendon
tendin/o arrow   tendon
-tension arrow   pressure
tens/o arrow   stretched, strained 
tephr/o arrow   gray (ashen) 
terat/o arrow   monster; malformed fetus 
test/o arrow   testis
tetan/o arrow   tetanus
tetra- arrow   four
thalam/o arrow   thalamus
thalass/o arrow   sea
thanat/o arrow   death 
the/o arrow   put; place 
thec/o arrow   sheath
thel/o arrow   nipple
therapeut/o arrow   treatment
-therapy arrow   treatment
therm/o arrow   heat
thorac/o arrow   chest
-thorax arrow   chest; pleural cavity 
three arrow   tri-
thromb/o arrow   clot
-tropia arrow   to turn 
thym/o arrow   thymus gland 
-thymia arrow   mind (condition of) 
-thymic arrow   pertaining to mind 
thyr/o arrow   thyroid gland; sheild 
thyroid/o arrow   thyroid gland 
tibi/o arrow   tibia (shin bone) 
-tic arrow   pertaining to 
toc/o arrow   labor; birth 
-tocia arrow   labor; birth (condition of) 
-tocin arrow   labor; birth (a substance for) 
tom/o arrow   to cut 
-tome arrow   instrument to cut 
-tomy arrow   process of cutting 
ton/o arrow   tension
tone/o arrow   to stretch 
tonsill/o arrow   tonsil
top/o arrow   place; position; location 
torso arrow   twisted
tox/o arrow   poison
toxic/o arrow   poison
trache/o arrow   trachea (windpipe) 
trans- arrow   across; through 
traumat/o arrow   trauma, injury, wound
trem/o, tremul/o arrow   shaking, trembling
-tresia arrow   opening
tri- arrow   three
trich/o arrow   hair
trigon/o arrow   trigone (area within the bladder) 
tri/o arrow   to sort out, sorting 
-tripsy arrow   to crush 
troph/o arrow   nourishment; development 
-trophy arrow   nourishment; development (condition of) 
-tropia arrow   to turn 
-tropic arrow   turning
-tropin arrow   stimulate; act on 
tub/o arrow   tube 
tumesc/o, -tumescence arrow   swelling 
tympan/o arrow   tympanic membrane (eardrum); middle ear 
-type arrow   classification; picture 
typhl/o arrow   cecum, blindness 
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