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Question: how do you breakdown the word Nephrocalcinosis? I am in medical terminology class and have to break down this word into its word part and cannot find anything in my book to help me. can someone please help? i have it to nephr/o/calc/i/ and i dont know where to go from there. please help.

Answer: Nephro-(Greek root meaning "pertaining to the kidney") calci-(Latin base for "lime", though directly referencing calcium here) -osis(a medical suffix meaning an increase, disease, or condition) If I'm correct in assuming this is the type of breakdown you are supposed to be doing of your terminology, I recommend bookmarking the link I cite as a source. It shows common medical roots, suffixes, and prefixes.

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