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Unformatted text preview: suffix does not begin with a vowel. [Example: arthr/o/pathy] 2. When connecting a word root and a suffix, a combining vowel is usually not used if the suffix begins with a vowel. [Example: hepat/ic] 3. When connecting two word roots, a combining vowel is usually used even if vowels are present in the junction. [Example: oste/o/arthr/it is] 4. When connecting a prefix and a word root, a combining vowel is not used. [Example: sub/hepat/ic] WORD ROOTS DEFINITION arthr joint hepat liver ven vein oste bone 1 PREFIXES DEFINITION intra-within sub-under SUFFIXES DEFINITION-itis inflammation-ic pertaining to-ous pertaining to-pathy disease COMBINING VOWEL-o-2...
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