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

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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ G ]

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
galact/o arrow   milk
ganglion/o arrow   ganglion; collection of nerve cell bodies 
gastr/o arrow   stomach
gel/o arrow   to freeze, congeal 
gemell/o arrow   twins 
-gen arrow   substance that produces 
-genesis arrow   producing; forming 
-genic arrow   produced by or in 
geni/o arrow   chin 
genit/o arrow   reproduction 
ge/o arrow   earth, soil 
ger/o arrow   old age 
geront/o arrow   old age 
gest/o arrow   pregnancy
gester/o arrow   pregnancy
gigant/o arrow   huge
gingiv/o arrow   gum
glauc/o arrow   gray
gli/o arrow   glial cells; neuroglial cells 
-globin arrow   protein
-globulin arrow   protein
glomerul/o arrow   glomerulus
gloss/o arrow   tongue
gluc/o arrow   glucose; sugar 
glyc/o arrow   glucose; sugar 
glycogen/o arrow   glycogen; animal starch v
glycos/o arrow   glucose; sugar v
gnath/o arrow   jaw
gnos/o arrow   knowledge
gon/o arrow   seed
gonad/o arrow   sex glands 
goni/o arrow   angle
-grade arrow   to go 
-gram arrow   record
granul/o arrow   granule(s)
-graph arrow   instrument for recording 
graph/o arrow   writing 
-graphy arrow   process of recording 
gravid/o arrow   pregnancy
-gravida arrow   pregnant woman 
gynec/o arrow   woman; female 
gyr/o arrow   circle, spiral 
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