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Gastrectomy is listed as the principal procedure on the surgical report. You know that (-ectomy) means excision or surgical removal. What part of the medical word does "ectomy " represent ?

A. Root
B. Suffix
C. Prefix
D. Combining form

My answer is Suffix (b)

  • English please check my answer -

    Is it suffix or combining form? My first thought was to agree with you that it's a suffix. However, this site would indicate it's a combining form.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/combining+form

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