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Medical TERMINOLOGY

Medical terminology is composed of a prefix, root word, and suffix:
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.
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Alphabetical Listing of Med Terms

a b c d e f g h i j k l m
n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Medical Terminology Reference – Q

quadri-   four, square
qual-   quality, characteristic
quant-   how much
quasi-   to some degree, as if
quart-   fourth, four
quer-   to seek, search
quercin   oak
quint-   fifth, five
quota-   how many

For a quick overview and tutorial on medical terminology, check out our Introduction to Medical Terminology.

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