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Medical Terminology Prefixes #10

Learn how to memorize the Tauto, Trans, Ultra, Xero, and Zygo’s Medical Term Prefix meaning definition in today’s Medical Terminology Course video for Pre-Med and Nursing Students.

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Medical Terms Prefixes Memorized

The key idea with being able to memorize med terms and vocabulary words is the create pictures for those words.

Just take both the picture for the word and the picture for the definition and visualize an interaction between the two like we did above.

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Tauto Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

tauto- means: same
Tauto- Medical Term Mnemonic = taco + toe
Tauto- Prefix Definition Mnemonic: same = duplicate

Tauto Medical Term Mnemonic Story

The chef made 2 tacos with toes, and they all looked the same

Tauto Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

tautomeral = pertaining to certain neurons that send processes to the white matter on the same side of the spinal cord
[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

Trans Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

trans- means: through
Trans- Medical Term Mnemonic = transit bus + tree
Trans- Prefix Definition Mnemonic: through = going through

Trans Medical Term Mnemonic Story

The transit bus went through the tree

Trans Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

transplacental = Crossing the placenta.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

Ultra Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

ultra- means: excess

Ultra- Medical Term Mnemonic = umbrella on a truck
Ultra- Prefix Definition Mnemonic: excess = excess power pulling an X

Ultra Medical Term Mnemonic Story

Truck with an umbrella excessively pulling an X

Ultra Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

ultrasound= Sound having a frequency greater than 30,000 Hz.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

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Xero Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

xero- means: dryness

Xero- Medical Term Mnemonic = xylophone in the shape of a zero
Xero- Prefix Definition Mnemonic: dryness = desert

Xero Medical Term Mnemonic Story

The xylophone shaped like a zero was in the desert and somehow it was so dry that you couldn’t play it

Xero Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

xerophthalmia = a condition of dry and lusterless corneas and conjunctival areas, usually the result of vitamin A deficiency and associated with night blindness
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

Zygo Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

zygo- means: yoke

Zygo- Medical Term Mnemonic = zebra and a goat
Zygo- Prefix Definition Mnemonic: yoke = egg yolk

Zygo Medical Term Mnemonic Story

Zebra and Goat were eating egg yolks

Zygo Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

zygogenesis = the formation of a zygote.
[Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.]

That’s It! You now know how to memorize Tauto, Trans, Ultra, Xero, and Zygo’s Medical Term Prefixes! Just review a little bit and you will have these words fully memorized come test day.

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