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Unformatted text preview: 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/o--ology The study of word origins Sentence: Etymology is the study of word origins. Mastectomy Mast/o--ectomy Surgical removal of the breast or mastoid process Sentence: My aunt had a mastectomy because she had breast cancer. Neuroma Neur/o--oma Tumor of the nerve Sentence: Neuroma is treated with a surgical incision. Tachycardia Tachy-Cardi/o--ia Condition of a fast heartbeat Sentence: Tachycardia is an arrhythmia in which there is a fast but regular rhythm. Endotracheal Endo-Trache/o--al Pertaining to within the trachea Sentence: An endotracheal tube can help a patient breathe. HCA 220...
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