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what does the root word 'dys' mean?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    away, not, negative (i.e. dismiss, differ, disallow, disperse, dissuade, disconnect, dysfunction, disproportion, disrespect, distemper, distaste, disarray, dyslexia)

  • 1 decade ago

    how can dys be a root word

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    'dys' is not a root - it is a prefix. meas something wrong or it means it is pathologically transformed:

    dysinhibition

    dysaffect

    dysrhtyhmia

    etc etc.

    in medicine, the prefix a- means usually lack of something, as in aphasia - lack of speech - but dys- means somehting presnet but aberrant, as in dysphasia - abormal speech.

  • Maria
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    ped has to do with a foot or feet. biped a creature with two feet pedestrian a person who walks across the street on foot peddler a person who goes door to door on foot trying to sell products pedal a lever that is moved with one's foot mort means death i am not sure about mortgage mortal means subject to death immortal exempt from death morgue a place where the bodies of dead persons are kept temporarily pending identification or release for burial or autopsy

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  • Choqs
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    dys-/dis - combining form meaning bad; difficult (used especially in medical terms): dyspepsia, dysphasia etc.

    Source(s): Oxford Dictionary
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Comes from the Greek..dus.....meaning bad, difficult.

    As, in, dyspepsia.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not, bad, ill, negitive

  • **ic**
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    ill, difficult, bad

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    trouble

  • 1 decade ago

    It means that you are missing something. Such as dyslimbed-missing limbs.

    Your welcome noob.

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