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Chapter 1 – Word Building Rules You should be able to distinguish between prefixes, combining forms, and suffixes from the formatting. Note: A word root plus a combing vowel makes up a combing form—to find the word root, simply remove combining vowel. Define each term. 1. a- Not 2. -algia Pain 3. an- Without 4. arthr/o Of or pertaining to the joints, limbs 5. cardi/o O for pertaining to the heart 6. -centesis Surgical puncture for aspiration 7. –cyte Cell 8. dermat/o Of or pertaining to the skin 9. dys- Bad, difficult, defective, abnormal
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