[ vīt′l-ō-ĭn-tĕs′tə-nəl, vĭt′- ]
A small tumor that is at the umbilicus of an infant and is caused by the persistence of a segment of the vitellointestinal duct.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
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