Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Memorizing -amble-, -ambul- medical/common word part

One of Struggling Student's Memory Guide goals is to use association and mnemonics to remember the hundreds of medical word parts used to create over ninety percent of medical terms.

blue emboldened words are common or college level terms that can be used for association purposes when they share the same word parts as a medical term.

reddish brown words are medical terms that should be looked up in a medical dictionary for their figurative meanings.

-amble-, -ambul- from L. ambulare, to walk, means "walk, move, go". [ambulance, orig. a moving field hospital for following troop movement, perambulate, lit. to walk through, fig. to walk through or over in order to inspect, preamble, lit. walk or go before, fig. a preface or introduction, somnambulant, sleep walking, ambulatory, lit. nature of walking]

Memory Story: You're watching a fleet of ambulances (-ambul-, rel.) out for a nice walk around the park during a slow time.

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