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

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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ U ]

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
-ule arrow   little; small
uln/o arrow   ulna (middle lower arm bone) 
ul/o arrow   scar, scarring 
ultra- arrow   beyond; excess 
-um arrow   structure; tissue; thing 
umbilic/o arrow   umbilicus (navel) 
ungu/o arrow   nail
uni- arrow   one
uran/o arrow   palate 
-uresis arrow   urination 
ur/o arrow   urine; urinary tract 
ureter/o arrow   ureter
urethr/o arrow   urethra
-uria arrow   urination; condition of urine 
uric/o arrow   urine condition
urin/o arrow   urine
-us arrow   structure; thing 
uter/o arrow   uterus (womb) 
uve/o arrow   uvea, vascular layer of eye (iris, choroid, ciliary body) 
uvul/o arrow   uvula
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