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A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots free pdf Dr. Horace G. Danner's A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the medical and health-care professions. All word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the Greek or Latin words from which they derive, together with the roots' original meanings. If the current meaning of an individual root differs from the original meaning, that is listed in a separate column. In the examples column, the words which contain the root are then listed, starting with their prefixes. For example, esthesia, which means "feeling," has as its prefixed roots alloesthesia, anesthesia, and dysesthesia. The listing then switches to words where the root itself forms the beginning, such as esthesiogenesis or esthesioneuroblastoma. These root-starting terms then are followed by terms where the root falls in the middle or the end, as in such terms as acanthesthesia, cryesthesia, or osmesthesia. In this manner, A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots places the word in as many word families as there are elements in the word. This work will interest not only medical practitioners but linguists and philologists and anyone interested in the etymological aspects of medical terminology.

About Horace Danner

Originally from South Alabama, Horace Gerald Danner is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from American University in Washington, DC. He is the author of The English Tree of Roots (2004) and Discover It! The Ultimate Vocabulary Builder (2011).

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Author : Horace Danner
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Data Published : 16 October 2013
ISBN : 0810891549
EAN : 9780810891548
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 644 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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