Challenge Your Knowledge of Both the Female Reproductive System and -rrh Suffixes!
Question: Which of the following is the correct spelling of the term for the frequent discharge of liquid stool?
If you chose a) you are correct.
Although not a female reproductive system word, diarrhea is probably the most commonly used medical term today containing an -rrh suffix, and most people misspell it.
Terms with –rrh suffixes can be difficult to spell because of the double ‘r’ and the silent ‘h’, plus the endings (ea, agia, and aphy) gives each one a different meaning. Memorizing -rrh and using this information each time you confront a term containing this type of suffix may be helpful.
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Exploring Medical Language 10th Edition, Chapter 8, Female Reproductive System.
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