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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

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-y   condition; process
yalos   Glass
ydor   Water
-yne   ending for alkynes
yocto-   prefix: one septillionth part of; the factor 10: yoctosecond
yoeides   U-shaped
-yl   suffix - a monovalent hydrocarbon radical
e.g. ethyl
-ylene   suffix - A bivalent organic radical
yper   Above
ypo   Under
ypsi   High
ystera   Uterus


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