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Etymology

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:23 pm
by ibarton65
I need the prefix/root/suffix for the word "desquamative". I have spent x hours trying to get information. Please help.

Re: Etymology

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:28 am
by madame mondo
Hi ibarton65 and welcome to the mondofacto community!

I given your question some thought and here's what I think:

desquamative is the adjective form of the verb desquamation

The root for this word would be squama

The prefix de- means 'from' or 'away'.

The suffix -ive turns the noun desquamation into the adjective desquamative.

Hope this helps!

Re: Etymology

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 7:23 am
by ibarton65
Thanks so much! I'm happily going crazy learning "medical terminology".

Re: Etymology

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:25 pm
by madame mondo
You're very welcome - glad to be of assistance. I love words! :D

We are currently planning a medical terminology course, so I would be very interested to hear about your experiences of the course you're studying.

Any other word queries, just send them my way!

Best,
Madame M