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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)

asked by Dakotah
  1. 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

    posted by Ms. Sue

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