Chapter Four Prefixes And Suffixes

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  • 1. 

    Ambi-

    • A.

      Singular

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Together

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    D. Both
    Explanation
    The prefix "ambi-" has the meaning of "both" or "together". It is used to indicate a situation or condition where there are two or more elements or aspects involved. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "both", as it accurately represents the meaning of the prefix "ambi-".

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  • 2. 

    Bi-

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Life

    • C.

      Man

    • D.

      Study of

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    The prefix "bi-" means "two" in this context. It is used to indicate that there are two of something.

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  • 3. 

    Ana-

    • A.

      Incision

    • B.

      Up, apart

    • C.

      Down, together

    • D.

      Pertaining to

    Correct Answer
    B. Up, apart
    Explanation
    The word "ana-" is a prefix that means "up" or "apart." It is used to indicate a direction or movement away from something or a separation. In this context, "ana-incision" would refer to a surgical cut or opening that is made upwards or in a direction away from the body. This is the correct answer because it accurately explains the meaning of the prefix "ana-" in relation to the given word.

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  • 4. 

    Chromo-

    • A.

      Groin

    • B.

      Horizon

    • C.

      Tissue

    • D.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    D. Color
    Explanation
    The prefix "chromo-" refers to color. This is evident in words like "chromosome" (a structure in cells that carries genetic information) and "chromatic" (related to color). Therefore, the correct answer is "color."

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  • 5. 

    De-

    • A.

      Up, toward

    • B.

      Down, away from

    • C.

      Color

    • D.

      Within

    Correct Answer
    B. Down, away from
    Explanation
    The word "de-" is a prefix that indicates a reversal or removal of something. In this case, it suggests a movement or direction that is opposite or away from a starting point. Therefore, the correct answer is "down, away from."

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  • 6. 

    Dif-

    • A.

      Together

    • B.

      Separate

    • C.

      Pertaining to

    • D.

      Apart

    Correct Answer
    D. Apart
    Explanation
    The word "apart" means to be separated or not connected to something else. It is the opposite of being together or being in close proximity. In the context of the given options, "apart" is the most fitting word as it directly conveys the idea of separation or being separate from something.

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  • 7. 

    Ecto-

    • A.

      Cells nucleus

    • B.

      Within

    • C.

      Outside

    • D.

      Process

    Correct Answer
    C. Outside
    Explanation
    The prefix "ecto-" means "outside" or "external." In the context of cells, it indicates that something is located or occurs outside of the cell or its nucleus. Therefore, the correct answer is "outside."

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  • 8. 

    Endo-

    • A.

      Middle

    • B.

      Outside

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Under

    Correct Answer
    C. Within
    Explanation
    The prefix "endo-" means "within" or "inside." This is the correct answer because it matches the meaning of the prefix and is the opposite of "outside" and "under."

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  • 9. 

    Homeo-

    • A.

      The study of

    • B.

      Different

    • C.

      The same

    • D.

      Tissue

    Correct Answer
    C. The same
    Explanation
    The prefix "homeo-" means "the same" in medical terminology. This prefix is commonly used in words like homeostasis, which refers to the body's ability to maintain a stable internal environment. Therefore, the correct answer is "the same," as it accurately describes the meaning of the prefix "homeo-."

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  • 10. 

    Meso-

    • A.

      Organ

    • B.

      Horizon

    • C.

      Side

    • D.

      Middle

    Correct Answer
    D. Middle
    Explanation
    The prefix "meso-" refers to something that is in the middle or intermediate. Therefore, the correct answer is "middle."

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  • 11. 

    Per-

    • A.

      Through

    • B.

      Body organs

    • C.

      Cavity

    • D.

      First

    Correct Answer
    A. Through
  • 12. 

    Proto-

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Composite

    • C.

      Place

    • D.

      Body organs

    Correct Answer
    A. First
    Explanation
    The prefix "proto-" means "first" or "original." It is used to indicate something that is in an early or primitive stage. In this context, "proto-" is used to describe something that is the first or initial form or version of something.

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  • 13. 

    Uni-

    • A.

      Pertaining to

    • B.

      Upper,above

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Place

    Correct Answer
    C. One
    Explanation
    The prefix "uni-" means "one." This is evident in words like "unicycle" (a vehicle with one wheel) and "unicorn" (a mythical creature with one horn). Therefore, the correct answer is "one."

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  • 14. 

    Super-

    • A.

      Place

    • B.

      Behind, toward

    • C.

      Near

    • D.

      Upper,above

    Correct Answer
    D. Upper,above
    Explanation
    The prefix "super-" typically means "above" or "upper" in English. In this context, it suggests a position or location that is higher or superior to something else. Therefore, the correct answer is "upper, above."

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  • 15. 

    -al

    • A.

      Form,shape

    • B.

      Pertaining to

    • C.

      Control

    • D.

      Study of

    Correct Answer
    B. Pertaining to
    Explanation
    The word "pertaining to" means relating to or concerning something. In this context, it suggests that the word "-al" is used to form adjectives that relate to or describe something. Therefore, the correct answer is "pertaining to."

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  • 16. 

    -ate

    • A.

      Horizon

    • B.

      Groin

    • C.

      Action,use

    • D.

      Within

    Correct Answer
    C. Action,use
    Explanation
    The given words "horizon" and "groin" do not end in "-ate," so they are not part of the original set. The words "action" and "use" both end in "-tion," which is a common suffix in English. Therefore, the correct answer is "action, use."

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  • 17. 

    -genesis

    • A.

      Formation,produce

    • B.

      Cranium

    • C.

      Tissue

    • D.

      Study of

    Correct Answer
    A. Formation,produce
    Explanation
    The word "genesis" refers to the process of formation or production. In this context, it can be understood as the creation or development of something. Therefore, the correct answer is "formation, produce" as these words best align with the meaning of "genesis".

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  • 18. 

    -ic

    • A.

      Apart

    • B.

      Cavity

    • C.

      Pertaining to

    • D.

      Action,use

    Correct Answer
    C. Pertaining to
    Explanation
    The suffix "-ic" is commonly used in English to form adjectives that describe or relate to something. In this case, "pertaining to" is the correct answer because it accurately reflects the meaning of the suffix "-ic." It indicates that the word it is attached to is related to or associated with the preceding word or concept. Therefore, "pertaining to" is the most appropriate choice out of the given options.

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  • 19. 

    -ion

    • A.

      Process

    • B.

      Bring together

    • C.

      Apart

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    A. Process
    Explanation
    The word "process" fits the given options because it can be used as a noun to describe a series of actions or steps taken to achieve a particular outcome. It does not directly mean "bring together" or "apart" but can involve either depending on the context. Additionally, "process" can involve more than just two entities, making it a suitable answer.

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  • 20. 

    -logy

    • A.

      Body

    • B.

      Tissue

    • C.

      Pertaining to

    • D.

      Study of

    Correct Answer
    D. Study of
    Explanation
    The suffix "-logy" is commonly used in medical and scientific terminology to indicate the study or science of a particular subject. In this case, the word "body" suggests that the correct answer is "study of" since it relates to the study of the body. Therefore, "-logy" is used to form words that describe the scientific study or analysis of a specific topic or subject matter.

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  • 21. 

    -morph

    • A.

      Below

    • B.

      Pertaining to

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Form,shape

    Correct Answer
    D. Form,shape
    Explanation
    The word "morph" is derived from the Greek word "morphe" which means form or shape. Therefore, when we see the suffix "-morph" added to a word, it indicates that it pertains to form or shape. This suffix is commonly used in scientific or technical terms to describe the physical or structural characteristics of something.

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  • 22. 

    -oid

    • A.

      Pertaining to

    • B.

      Control, stop

    • C.

      Resemble

    • D.

      Below

    Correct Answer
    C. Resemble
    Explanation
    The suffix "-oid" means "resemble." It is used to form adjectives that describe something as resembling or having the appearance of a particular thing. For example, "android" means resembling a human, "spheroid" means resembling a sphere, and "ovoid" means resembling an egg. Therefore, the correct answer "resemble" accurately reflects the meaning of the suffix "-oid."

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  • 23. 

    -ose

    • A.

      Resemble

    • B.

      Incision

    • C.

      Cure

    • D.

      Pertaining to

    Correct Answer
    D. Pertaining to
    Explanation
    The suffix "-ose" is commonly used in English to form adjectives that describe something as "pertaining to" or "related to" a specific thing or concept. In this case, the word "pertaining to" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the function of the suffix "-ose" in forming adjectives. The other options, "resemble," "incision," and "cure," do not accurately reflect the meaning of the suffix "-ose" in this context.

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  • 24. 

    -plasm

    • A.

      The study og

    • B.

      Life

    • C.

      A thing formed

    • D.

      Pertaining to

    Correct Answer
    C. A thing formed
    Explanation
    The term "plasm" refers to a substance or material that is formed or created. In this context, "plasm" can be understood as a thing that has been formed or shaped in some way. The other options provided in the question ("the study of life" and "pertaining to") do not accurately describe the meaning of "plasm" as a noun. Therefore, the correct answer is "a thing formed."

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  • 25. 

    -some

    • A.

      Tissue

    • B.

      Cells

    • C.

      Body

    • D.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    C. Body
  • 26. 

    -stasis

    • A.

      Control,stop,stand still

    • B.

      Cells nucleus

    • C.

      Toward the middle

    • D.

      Form,shape

    Correct Answer
    A. Control,stop,stand still
    Explanation
    The term "stasis" refers to a state of control, where things stop or stand still. It can be applied to various contexts, such as in the control of a situation or the cessation of movement. In this case, "stasis" is likely used to describe the control or halting of something. The other options, such as "cells nucleus" or "toward the middle," do not align with the meaning of "stasis" and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 27. 

    -tomy

    • A.

      Dorsal

    • B.

      Toward the front

    • C.

      Resemble

    • D.

      Incision

    Correct Answer
    D. Incision
    Explanation
    An incision is a cut made into the body during a surgical procedure. This term is the correct answer because it directly relates to the word "tomy" in the question. "Tomy" refers to a surgical procedure involving cutting or incising a part of the body. Therefore, incision is the most appropriate term that matches the given word.

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  • 28. 

    -ior

    • A.

      Up,apart

    • B.

      Life

    • C.

      Outward

    • D.

      Pertaining to

    Correct Answer
    D. Pertaining to
    Explanation
    The suffix "-ior" is used to form adjectives that mean "pertaining to" or "relating to." In this case, the word "pertaining to" is the best fit for the given options. The other options, such as "up, apart," "life," and "outward," do not accurately convey the meaning of the suffix "-ior." Therefore, the correct answer is "pertaining to."

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  • 29. 

    -ad

    • A.

      Up;apart

    • B.

      Pertaining to

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Life

    Correct Answer
    B. Pertaining to
  • 30. 

    -type

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Type

    • C.

      New

    • D.

      Old

    Correct Answer
    B. Type

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