Root Words and Prefixes Quiz

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Which prefix means 'absent or without'?

a

Which prefix means 'within'?

endo

Which prefix means 'insufficient or less'?

hypo

Which prefix means 'excessive'?

hyper

Which prefix means 'between'?

inter

Which prefix means 'many'?

poly

Which prefix means 'behind'?

retro

Which root word refers to the liver?

hepato

Which suffix means 'the study of'?

-ology

Which root word refers to the stomach?

gastro

Which suffix means 'referring to'?

-ac/ic

Which root word refers to the lungs?

pulmono

Which suffix means 'disease'?

-pathy

Study Notes

Prefixes

  • The prefix "a-" means 'absent or without'.
  • The prefix "endo-" means 'within'.
  • The prefix "hypo-" means 'insufficient or less'.
  • The prefix "hyper-" means 'excessive'.
  • The prefix "inter-" means 'between'.
  • The prefix "poly-" means 'many'.
  • The prefix "retro-" means 'behind'.

Root Words

  • The root word "hepat-" refers to the liver.
  • The root word "gastr-" refers to the stomach.
  • The root word "pneum-" refers to the lungs.

Suffixes

  • The suffix "-logy" means 'the study of'.
  • The suffix "-ic" means 'referring to'.
  • The suffix "-osis" means 'disease'.

Test your knowledge of root words and prefixes with this quiz! Identify the correct meanings of common prefixes, such as "hypo" and "hyper," as well as root words like "hepato" and "gastro." Challenge yourself to remember the meanings of these important word components.

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