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

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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ H ]

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
half arrow   demi, hemi, semi
hallucin/o arrow   hallucination
hapl/o arrow   simple, single
helc/o arrow   ulcer
heli/o arrow   sun
-helminth arrow   worm
hem/o arrow   blood
hemat/o arrow   blood
hemi- arrow   half
hemoglobin/o arrow   hemoglobin
hepat/o arrow   liver
heredo- arrow   heredity
herni/o arrow   hernia
-hexia arrow   habit
hidr/o arrow   sweat
hirsut/o arrow   hairy
hirund/i arrow   leech
hist/o arrow   tissue
histi/o arrow   tissue
holo- arrow   entire, complete 
home/o arrow   sameness; unchanging; constant 
hormon/o arrow   hormone
hymen/o arrow   hymen
humer/o arrow   humerus
hydr/o arrow   water
hygr/o arrow   moisture 
hyper- arrow   above; excessive 
hypn/o arrow   sleep
hypo- arrow   deficient; below; under; less than normal 
hypophys/o arrow   pituitary gland 
hypothalam/o arrow   hypothalamus 
hypsi- arrow   high
hyster/o arrow   uterus; womb
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