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Unformatted text preview: 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: It is good to understand etymology when learning medical terms. Mastectomy Mast/o-ectomy Surgical removal of the breast Sentence: My aunt had a mastectomy when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Neuroma Neur/o-oma Tumor or mass of the nerve Sentence: The lady down the road has neuromas and they are very painful she said. Tachycardia Tachy-Cardi/o-ia The condition of a fast heart rate Sentence: People often experience tachycardia after a sudden scare. Endotracheal Endo-Trache/o-al Pertaining to within the trachea Sentence: To help patient’s breath, an endotracheal tube would be inserted through the mouth and into the trachea. HCA 220...
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- Axia College Material, medical word, ectomy Surgical removal