Medical Terminology

Gastrectomy is listed as the principle 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

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asked by Brenda
  1. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/-ectomy

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. The word -ectomy is the suffix. The Prefix is the beginning, suffix is the end. Remember pre is before.

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