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What is the prefix suffix root combining form and combining vowel of subcutaneous?

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The prefix is sub- (meaning underneath or below), the suffix is -ous (meaning to pertain to) and the root word is -cutane- meaning skin. The word subcutaneous means pertaining to beneath the skin.

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