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

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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ D ]

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
dacry/o arrow   tear
dacryoaden/o arrow   tear gland 
dacryocyst/o arrow   tear sac; lacriman sac 
dactyl/o arrow   fingers; toes 
de- arrow   lack of; down; less; removal of 
dem/o arrow   people
dent/i arrow   tooth
derm/o arrow   skin
-derma arrow   skin
dermat/o arrow   skin
desicc/o arrow   drying
-desis arrow   to bind; tie together 
dextr/o arrow   right 
dia- arrow   complete; through 
diaphor/o arrow   sweat
-dilation arrow   widening; stretching; expanding 
dilat/o arrow   to enlarge, expand
dipl/o arrow   double
dips/o arrow   thirst
dis- arrow   apart, to separate 
dist/o arrow   far; distant 
dolich/o arrow   long 
dolor/o arrow   pain 
dors/o arrow   back (of body) 
dorsi- arrow   back
-dote arrow   to give 
-drome arrow   to run 
duct/o arrow   to lead; carry 
duoden/o arrow   duodenum
dur/o arrow   dura mater 
dynam/o arrow   power, strength
-dynia arrow   pain
dys- arrow   bad: painful: difficult: abnormal 
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