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Many terms frequently used in science and medicine are derived from latin words. By combining the root words with, prefixes and suffixes many of the meanings of the terms can be deciphered.

Use the following resources to better understand medical terms:

Medical Roots or Stems
Prefixes commonly used in medical terms
Suffixes commonly used in medical terms

Complete Glossary of Medical Root Words

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fallopian tubes two tubes that extend from each side of the uterus ( a passageway for eggs and sperm)
femur thighbone
fibrillation rapid contractions of the heart muscle
fibroadenoma noncancerous lump in the breast that is painless
fibrocystic breasts noncancerous condition in which small cysts and lumps develop in the breasts
fibroids noncancerous growths on the wall of uterus
fibrosis growth of scar tissue possibly due to infection, inflammation, injury or healing
fibrositis benign, recurring disease process with a lack of underlying pathology
flexor muscle muscle that causes the bending of a limb or other body part
flutter ineffective contractions of the heart




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