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Medical Terminology Prefixes #4

Learn how to memorize the Di, Dia, Dorsi, Dys, and Ec’s Medical Term Prefix meaning definitions 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.

Di Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

Di- means two

Di Medical Term Mnemonic = die (dice)
Di Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: two = two

Di Medical Term Mnemonic Story: I rolled two dice and got a 2

Di Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

dimorphic = In fungi, a term referring to growth and reproduction in two forms: mold and yeast.
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

Dia Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

Dia- means apart

Dia- Prefix Medical Term Mnemonic = sun with sombrero (Dia means day in Spanish. I normally use a Mexican sombrero to let me know that I’m using the Spanish version of the image that is associated for that word)

Dia Meaning Mnemonic: apart = tearing apart

Dia Medical Term Mnemonic Story: The sun is tearing itself apart

Dia Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence

diactinism = Having the property of transmitting light capable of bringing about chemical reactions
[Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012]

Dorsi Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

Dorsi- means back

Dorsi- Medical Term Mnemonic = door see (glasses)
Dorsi Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: back = back

Dorsi Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Back was leaning against the door with glasses

Dorsi Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence
dorsispinal = relating to the back and spine
[Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners]

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Dys Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

Dys- means bad

Dys- Medical Term Mnemonic = dis song
Dys Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: Bad = bed

Dys Medical Term Mnemonic Story: He dissed him in his rap song because his bed was difficult to make

Dys Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence
dyspnea = difficult, labored, or gasping breathing; inspiration, expiration, or both may be involved
[Mosby’s Dental Dictionary, 2nd edition. © 2008 Elsevier, Inc.]

Ec Medical Term Prefix with Mnemonic

Ec- means out of

Ec- Medical Term Mnemonic = egg
Ec Prefix Meaning Mnemonic: Out of = taking inside out

Ec Medical Term Mnemonic Story: Taking the yolk out of the egg

Ec Medical Terminology Example to Use in a Sentence
ecbolic = causing the pregnant womb to contract and expel its contents
[Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson, 2005]

That’s It! You now know how to memorize Di, Dia, Dorsi, Dys, and Ec Medical Term Prefixes! Just review a little bit and you will have these words fully memorized come test day.

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