Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tackling The Veterinary Terminology: Roots (chondro-)

Remember the Spelling Bee? Big words are easier to tackle when you understand how they're put together. Veterinary terms are composed in the same way. Just like with other words, the main parts of a veterinary term are a prefix, a root, and a suffix. The difference is that they typically come more directly from Greek or Latin.

The root word usually describes a body part involved. 
chondr(o)- [ˈkɒndrə(ʊ)] - cartilage

Firm but flexible connective tissue found in various forms in the body such as the joints, external ear or respiratory tract. A word you might be familiar with is chondroitin, used in many joint supplements. Chondroitin is a major constituent of cartilage and other connective tissue.
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Veterinary Suffixes (-opsy)
Veterinary Suffixes (-ac/-al)

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Veterinary Prefixes (hypo-)
Veterinary Prefixes (pyo-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (myo-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (myelo-)
Veterinary Prefixes (spondylo-)
Veterinary Prefixes (cardio-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (cervic-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (osteo-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (fibro-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (broncho-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (hemo-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (brady-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (tachy-)
Veterinary Prefixes (hepat-)
Veterinary Prefixes (gastr-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (laryng-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (anti-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (endo-) 
Veterinary Prefixes (exo-) 
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Veterinary Roots (cardi(o)-)
Veterinary Roots (cephal(o)-) 
Veterinary Roots (arthr(o)-) 
Veterinary Roots (encephal(o)-)

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