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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ M ]

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. 
Root
: central part of a word.     
Suffix
:  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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Term
arrow   Meaning
macro- arrow   large
mal- arrow   bad
-malacia arrow   softening
malleol/o arrow   malleolus
mamm/o arrow   breast
mandibul/o arrow   mandible (lower jaw bone) 
-mania arrow   obsessive preoccupation 
-masesis arrow   mastication, chewing
mast/o arrow   breast
mastoid/o arrow   mastoid process (behind the ear) 
maxill/o arrow   maxilla (upper jaw bone) 
meat/o arrow   meatus (opening) 
medi/o arrow   middle
medic/o arrow   to heal, healing
mediastin/o arrow   mediastinum
medi/o arrow   middle 
medull/o arrow   medulla (inner section); middle; soft, marrow 
mega- arrow   large
-megaly arrow   enlargement
melan/o arrow   black
mel/o arrow   limb, limbs 
men/o arrow   menses; menstruation 
mening/o arrow   meninges (membranes covering the spinal cord & brain) 
meningi/o arrow   meninges
ment/o arrow   mind; chin 
mer/o arrow   part
meso- arrow   middle
meta- arrow   change; beyond 
metacarp/o arrow   metacarpals (hand bones) 
metatars/o arrow   metatarsals (foot bones) 
-meter arrow   measure
method/o arrow   procedure, technique 
metr/o arrow   uterus (womb); measure 
metri/o arrow   uterus (womb) 
-metry arrow   process of measuring 
mi/o arrow   smaller; less 
micro- arrow   small
-mimesis arrow   imitation, simulation 
-mimetic arrow   mimic; copy 
-mission arrow   to send 
-mnesia arrow   memory 
mogi- arrow   difficult 
mon/o arrow   one; single 
morph/o arrow   shape; form 
mort/o arrow   death
-mortem arrow   death
-motor arrow   movement
muc/o arrow   mucus
mucos/o arrow   mucous membrane (mucosa) 
multi- arrow   many
muscul/o arrow   muscle 
mut/a arrow   genetic change 
mutagen/o arrow   causing genetic change 
my/o arrow   muscle
myc/o arrow   fungus
mydr/o arrow   wide
myel/o arrow   spinal cord; bone marrow 
myocardi/o arrow   myocardium (heart muscle) 
myom/o arrow   muscle tumor 
myos/o arrow   muscle
myring/o arrow   tympanic membrane (eardrum) 
myx/o arrow   mucus
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