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Formation of Medical Terms: Exercise 4

Now let us learn a few of the roots and suffixes associated with the symptoms of a patient with cancer. While doing this you will also learn a few root names for parts of the anatomy.

Suppose as the result of a cold, you have a runny nose. Your doctor might call this condition rhinorrhea:

  • rhin(o) - a root meaning nose
  • rrhea - a suffix meaning flow, discharge

Which of the following terms would you say is a legitimate word?

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