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[ 1 ] Quick Introduction.

[ 2 ] Word Building Reference: new icon   This is a great reference to help strengthen your understanding of medical terminology.   See how common medical terms are created using the various prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

[ 3 ]  Medical Terms – Singular versus plural rules

[ 4 ]  Medical Terminology Exams  new icon   Twenty new exams were created to test your knowledge of medical terminology.

[ 5 ]  Medical Terms – Prefixes, roots, suffixes (see links below)

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: cholecystitis. Root = ‘cholecyst/o’ -Definition: gallbladder and the suffix is ‘itis’ – Definition: inflammation. Translation: inflammation of the gallbladder.

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Medical Terminology Reference [F]

faci/o   face
-facient   to cause, make happen
fasci/o   fascia (membrane supporting muscles)
febr/i   fever
femor/o   femur (thigh bone)
-ferent   to carry
ferr/i, ferr/o   iron
fet/o   fetus
fibr/o   fiber
fibros/o   fibrous connective tissue
fibul/o   fibula
-fication   process of making
-fida   split
fil/i, fil/o, filament/o   threat, threadlike
five   pent-, penta-, quinque-
flav/o   yellow
flex/o   to bend
fluor/o   luminous
follicul/o   follicle; small sac
fore-   before, in front
-form   resembling; in the shape of
four   quadri, tetra-
fovea/o   small pit or depression
frig/o, frigid/o   cold
funct/o   performance
fung/i   fungus; mushroom (organism lacking chlorophyll)
furc/o   forking; branching
fusc/o   dark brown
-fusion   to pour; to come together


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