Word Parts

by

Carol Giles

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Directions:

  1. Choose a word part from column A

  2. Choose a word part from column B.

  3. Combine A and B to create a new word.

  4. Note: the letters in parentheses are connecting vowels. You may or may not need to use them. In this exercise, you might not repeat the connecting vowels.

    For example, herb(i) + ist = herbist, one who specializes in herbs,( not “herbiist”)

  5. Define each created new word.

  6. Use the lines(56) below for your answers.

The purpose of this lesson is to help one master the meaning of the word parts below. Some of the words you will create will not be found in a medical dictionary because they may not exist. Check a medical dictionary to verify a word's validity.


A

B

herb(i)

plant

vore

eater of

carn(i)

meat

ist

one who specializes in

dermat(o)

skin

(o)logy

the study of

hydr(o)

water

itis

irritation

cardi(o)

heart

scope

to view

omn(i)

all

meter

to measure

zo(o)

animal

graph

to record/ to write

geo

earth




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To see 56 constructed words and definitions, click here.

References:

  1. Medical Terminology Dictionary: http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/dictionary.htm

  2. Latin and Greek Root Words: https://www.msu.edu/~defores1/gre/roots/gre_rts_afx2.htm



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