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Define the following words or word parts. -phil -ity -gen

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B. Define the following words or word parts.


-gen          poly-



para-          syn-

C. In this activity, break the medical word into its word parts. Using the word parts, create a definition of the word. Write a sentence using the word in a medical context. Use the table to record your answers.
Medical Word     Prefix     Combining form     Additional Combining form or suffix     Suffix     Definition


Medical Word     Prefix     Combining form     Additional combining form or suffix     Suffix     Definition
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 years ago.

-phil affinity to
-ity state
-gen produced / origin /begining
poly- many
pro- previous to
-icle -small
-ose full of
exo- outside
per- through
eu- well
para- abnormal / alongside of
syn- Similarity

Epithelial - of the outer layer of skin

  • Epi - on top of
  • Thelium - cellular layer.
  • Sentence - the epithelial layer of skin is burn in a first degree burn.

Sudriferous - Sweat producing

  • The sudoriferous glands are one of the tools the body uses to cool itself off

Piloerection - Hair standing up

  • Pilo - hair
  • erection - stand up
  • Piloerection is another word for goosebumps.

Anaphylaxis - Hypersensitivity

  • Ana - against
  • Phylaxis - protection from disease
  • The patient had been stung by a bee but was highly allergic and developed anaphylaxis.

pro - encourages
lactin - the making of milk
Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates and controls the release of milk

soma(to) - body
statin - inhibit / stop
Somatostatin is the hormone that regulates many other hormones in the body.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi shahzad

I need 2 sentences each one. can you please?

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 years ago.
You mean two sentences for each one in part C? Also I would appreciate it if you could click the accept button so that I can assist you further with your questions.
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