Posted by Becky on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 10:11pm.
Is there anyone that could possibly help me understand medical terminology? My college course has transitioned to an all online setting with in-class closed book exams.
I'm having a hard time understanding the difference in word roots and combining forms.
For instance: she wants us to break apart words like cephalic and transverse into the following categories:
plural noun ending
singular noun ending
Any knowledgeable help is welcome!!! Thanks!
- health - Writeacher, Monday, April 11, 2011 at 10:22pm
Start with a very good dictionary ... or several. Here is a good place to begin:
Once you enter a word here, you'll find its entries in a number of dictionaries.
Here's an example:
Now ... look at that word's entry in American Heritage and Merriam-Webster.
Here you'll see the word divided into syllables (ce phal ic), you can hear it pronounced, and you can read about its etymology (history of the word).
"cephal" is the root of this word and "ic" is the suffix, which makes the word an adjective.
Try this with other words and see what you find.
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