This post is about bases, prefixes, and suffixes. With the knowledge of this you can dissect words and figure out a rough meaning of the word without a dictionary. Of course there will be many posts like this to further your knowledge of these bases, prefixes and suffixes.
Hepat = liver
Itis= inflammation of
*Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver.
* denotes the definition of the word
Rhin = nose
Rrhea = discharge
O is just a separator of words.
*Simply put a runny nose
*This does not need a definition
Amphi- both/ on both sides
Ous- full of
*relating to or adapted for both land and water
Oid- having the shape of/ like
*An android is a robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human. (This definition was taken from google. Note how it is technically wrong. Andr means man not human so it would be a robot designed to act and look like a human man! )
Gyn – woman/ female
Ist- one who
*one who hates women
Anthrop – man (more like as in human being)
Ic- pertaining to
*having human characteristic even though it is not human.
With this knowledge can you dissect these words? (One these words may be technically ”made up”)
Questions? Comments? Snide remarks?