01.01.00 MED TERM ch01 Context and Word Structure(1).ppt

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Copyright © 2013. F.A. Davis Company Contributed by Martha Olson Medical Language Medical Language Terminology in Context Terminology in Context A word-building, skill development exercise 1
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Copyright © 2013. F.A. Davis Company CONTEXT AND WORD CONTEXT AND WORD STRUCTURE STRUCTURE The Keys to Learning Language The Keys to Learning Language Chapter 1 2
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Copyright © 2013. F.A. Davis Company Learning Goals Learning Goals Identify root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Combine word parts in meaningful ways. Recognize and understand new combinations of words encountered in the workplace. Identify unfamiliar terms by analyzing their parts. 3
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Copyright © 2013. F.A. Davis Company Root Words Root Words Word parts that can stand alone as words on their own are root words. You can expand a root word and change its meaning by adding a prefix before the word or a suffix after the word. Example: expand the root word part to form partial, impartial, partially, partly, depart, and parted. 4
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Copyright © 2013. F.A. Davis Company Prefix + Root Word + Suffix = Prefix + Root Word + Suffix = Medical Word Medical Word Medical terminology is constructed systematically. Prefixes are at the beginning of words. Roots are generally in the middle of words. Suffixes are at the end of words. Just by looking at the location of the missing part, you can determine whether it is a prefix, root word or suffix. Tension is a example of a root word. If you add the prefix hyper-, you will make the word hyper tension 5
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Copyright © 2013. F.A. Davis Company Practice Practice Determine whether the missing part is a prefix, root word, or suffix.
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