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

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Prefixes, roots, suffixes  [ K ]

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
kal/i  arrow   potassium
kary/o arrow   nucleus
kel/o arrow   tumor, fibrous growth 
kerat/o arrow   cornea; hard, horny tissue 
keraun/o arrow   lightning 
kern- arrow   nucleus (collection of nerve cells in the brain) 
ket/o arrow   ketones; acetones 
keton/o arrow   ketones; acetones 
kines/o  arrow   movement
kinesi/o arrow   movement
-kinesis arrow   movement
klept/o arrow   to steal 
koil/o arrow   hollow, concave, depressed
kraur/o arrow   dry
kym/o arrow   waves
kyph/o arrow   humpback
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