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Unformatted text preview: hepatomegaly appendectomy subcutaneous polyneuropathy C. In the following activity, break the medical word into its word parts. Using the word parts, create a definition of the word. Write a sentence using the word in a medical context. Use the table to record your answers. Medical Word Prefix Combining form Suffix Definition Etymology etym/0-logy The study of word origin Sentence: The study of word origins and derivations. Mastectomy mast/o-ectomy Pertaining to surgical removal of breasts. Sentence: A patient with breast cancer may have to have a mastectomy. Neuroma Neur/o-oma Tumor of the nerve Sentence: I was recently treated for a Neuroma in my right foot. Tachycardia Tachy cardi/o-ia fast heart condition Sentence: My doctor said that I had a Tachycardia. Endotracheal Endo trache al Within or through the trachea Sentence: When you go in for surgery they put in an Endotracheal tube for the administration of anesthesia. HCA 220...
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