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

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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ V ]

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
vaccin/o arrow   vaccine
vag/o arrow   vagus nerve 
vagin/o arrow   vagina
valv/o arrow   valve
valvul/o arrow   valve
varic/o arrow   varicose veins 
vas/o arrow   vessel; duct; vas deferens
vascul/o arrow   vessel (blood) 
ven/o arrow   vein
ven/i arrow   vein
vener/o arrow   venereal (sexual contact) 
ventil/o arrow   to aerate, oxygenate 
ventr/o arrow   belly side of body 
ventricul/o arrow   ventricle (of heart or brain) 
venul/o arrow   venule (small vein) 
verm/i arrow   worm 
verruc/i arrow   wart 
-verse arrow   to turn 
-version arrow   to turn 
vers/o, -verse arrow   turn, turning 
vertebr/o arrow   vertebra (backbone) 
vesic/o arrow   urinary bladder 
vesicul/o arrow   seminal vesicle 
vestibul/o arrow   vestibule of the inner ear 
vir/o arrow   virus 
viscer/o arrow   internal organs 
vit/o arrow   life
vitr/o arrow   vitreous body (of the eye) 
vitre/o arrow   glass
viv/o arrow   life
-volemia arrow   blood volume 
volv/o, volut/o arrow   to roll 
vulv/o arrow   vulva
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