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

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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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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ B ]



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arrow   Meaning
bacill/o arrow   bacilli (bacteria)
bacteri/o arrow   bacteria
balan/o arrow   glans penis 
bar/o arrow   pressure; weight 
bartholin/o arrow   Bartholin glands 
bary- arrow   weight, pressure 
-basia arrow   walking 
bas/o arrow   base; opposite of acid 
batho-, bathy- arrow   deep, depth
bi- arrow   two
bi/o arrow   life
bil/i arrow   bile; gall 
bilirubin/o arrow   bilirubin
-blast arrow   embryonic; immature cell 
-blastoma arrow   immature tumor (cells) 
blenn/o arrow   mucus
blephar/o arrow   eyelid
bol/o arrow   cast; throw 
-boulia arrow   will
brachi/o arrow   arm
brachy- arrow   short
brady- arrow   slow
brom/o arrow   bromine-containing compound, odor 
bronch/o arrow   bronchial tube 
bronchi/o arrow   bronchial tube 
bronchiol/o arrow   bronchiole
bucc/o arrow   cheek
bunion/o arrow   bunion
burs/o arrow   bursa (sac of fluid near joints) 
byssin/o arrow   cotton dust 
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