Medical Prefixes Crossword
Prefixes are attached to the beginning of a word root and provide additional information; modifies meaning.
- The prefix hyper means excessive.
- The word root plasia means growth.
- By adding the prefix hyper at the beginning of plasia, it becomes hyperplasia. The meaning has been modified and now means excessive growth.
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Definitions from: Basic Medical Language 6th Edition and Exploring Medical Language 10th Edition, Elsevier
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