Medical Terminology: Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz
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Medical Terminology: Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz

Learn and differentiate between prefixes and suffixes in medical terminology. Understand how prefixes modify the meaning of medical terms at the beginning, while suffixes alter the meaning at the end. Explore common English language suffixes used in medical terms.

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Questions and Answers

Where are prefixes located in a medical term?

At the beginning

What do suffixes do in a medical term?

Alter the meaning

Are suffixes explicitly stated in the definition of a word?

Sometimes

Which part of a medical term deals with body parts, color, and direction?

<p>Prefixes</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where are suffixes located in a medical term?

<p>At the end</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which part of a medical term alters the meaning of the word?

<p>Prefix</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where are suffixes typically located in a medical term?

<p>End</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of prefixes deal with body parts, color, and direction in medical terms?

<p>Prefixes</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which part of a medical term is common to English language suffixes?

<p>Suffixes</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what way do suffixes contribute to a medical term?

<p>Alter the meaning</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Understanding Prefixes and Suffixes in Medical Terms

  • Prefixes are located at the beginning of a medical term and alter the meaning of the term.
  • Prefixes can deal with different aspects, including:

    Body Parts

    • Prefixes related to body parts can change the meaning of a medical term.

    Color

    • Prefixes related to color can change the meaning of a medical term.

    Direction

    • Prefixes related to direction can change the meaning of a medical term.

Suffixes in Medical Terms

  • Suffixes are located at the end of a medical term and alter the meaning of the term.
  • Suffixes often relate to medical procedures.
  • Suffixes in medical terms are similar to those in the English language.
  • Suffixes may not always be explicitly stated in the definition of a word.

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