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Medical prefixes and suffixes N-O lesson 7


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  • 1. 

    Iasis

    • A.

      Pertaining to

    • B.

      Between

    • C.

      Single, one

    • D.

      Condition of

    Correct Answer
    D. Condition of
    Explanation
    The word "iasis" is a medical term that refers to a condition of something. It is used to describe a specific medical condition or ailment.

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  • 2. 

    Iatric

    • A.

      Movement

    • B.

      Many

    • C.

      Medicine

    • D.

      Multiple

    Correct Answer
    C. Medicine
    Explanation
    The word "iatric" is a combining form that means "relating to medicine or medical treatment." Therefore, the correct answer is "medicine" because it is the only word in the given options that is directly related to the field of medicine.

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  • 3. 

    Ic

    • A.

      Pertaining to

    • B.

      Disintegration

    • C.

      Enlargement

    • D.

      Large, long

    Correct Answer
    B. Disintegration
    Explanation
    The word "disintegration" means the process of breaking apart or falling into pieces. In the given options, "pertaining to" does not make sense in the context of the word "disintegration". "Enlargement" means making something bigger, which is the opposite of what "disintegration" means. "Large, long" does not relate to the concept of breaking apart. Therefore, the correct answer is "disintegration".

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  • 4. 

    Inter

    • A.

      Outside

    • B.

      Between

    • C.

      Near

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    B. Between
    Explanation
    The word "between" is the correct answer because it is the only option that accurately represents the meaning of "inter" in this context. "Inter" means "between" or "among," indicating a position or relationship in the middle or among two or more things. The other options, such as "outside," "near," and "many," do not convey the same meaning as "between."

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  • 5. 

    Intra

    • A.

      Within

    • B.

      New

    • C.

      Small

    • D.

      Science of

    Correct Answer
    A. Within
    Explanation
    The word "intra" means "within." It is often used as a prefix in medical terms to indicate something that is located or occurring within a particular organ or part of the body. For example, "intravenous" means within a vein, and "intraocular" means within the eye. In this context, "within" is the correct answer as it accurately reflects the meaning of the word "intra."

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  • 6. 

    Isis, asis

    • A.

      Study of

    • B.

      Science of

    • C.

      Enlargement

    • D.

      Condition of

    Correct Answer
    D. Condition of
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "condition of". This suggests that the word "isis" refers to a specific condition or state. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the exact meaning of "isis", but it can be inferred that it is being used to describe a particular condition or state of something.

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  • 7. 

    Itis

    • A.

      Enlargement

    • B.

      Middle of

    • C.

      Inflammation

    • D.

      Like, shape

    Correct Answer
    C. Inflammation
  • 8. 

    Juxta

    • A.

      Near

    • B.

      Far

    • C.

      Against

    • D.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    A. Near
    Explanation
    The word "juxta" is a Latin prefix meaning "near" or "next to". Therefore, the correct answer is "near".

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  • 9. 

    Kinesis

    • A.

      Softening

    • B.

      Movement

    • C.

      Middle

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    B. Movement
    Explanation
    The word "kinesis" refers to movement or activity. It is a noun that describes the act of moving or changing position. In this context, "movement" is the correct answer as it is the most closely related word to "kinesis" among the given options. "Softening," "middle," and "many" do not have a direct connection to the concept of movement.

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  • 10. 

    Kypho

    • A.

      Large, long

    • B.

      Small, short

    • C.

      Humped

    • D.

      Curved

    Correct Answer
    C. Humped
    Explanation
    The word "kypho" is associated with the term "humped." This suggests that "kypho" refers to something that has a hump or is hump-shaped. The other options, such as "large, long" or "small, short," do not convey the same meaning as "humped." Therefore, "humped" is the most suitable answer based on the given options.

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  • 11. 

    Logia, logy

    • A.

      Study of

    • B.

      Condition of

    • C.

      Pertaining to

    • D.

      Science of

    Correct Answer
    D. Science of
    Explanation
    The suffixes "logia" and "logy" are commonly used in the English language to indicate the study or science of a particular subject. Therefore, the correct answer "science of" accurately reflects the meaning of these suffixes.

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  • 12. 

    Lysis

    • A.

      Disintegration

    • B.

      Enlargement

    • C.

      Inflammation

    • D.

      Softening

    Correct Answer
    A. Disintegration
    Explanation
    Disintegration refers to the process of breaking down or falling apart. It is the most suitable term among the given options to describe the concept of lysis. Lysis involves the breaking down or dissolution of cells or tissues, and disintegration accurately captures this idea. Enlargement, inflammation, and softening do not convey the same meaning as lysis, making them incorrect options.

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  • 13. 

    Macro

    • A.

      Small, short

    • B.

      Tall, skinny

    • C.

      Large, long

    • D.

      Tiny, small

    Correct Answer
    C. Large, long
    Explanation
    The word "macro" is typically used to describe something that is large in size or scale. It is the opposite of "micro," which refers to something that is small. Therefore, the correct answer is "large, long" as it aligns with the meaning of the word "macro."

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  • 14. 

    Malacia

    • A.

      Hardening

    • B.

      Softening

    • C.

      Enlargement

    • D.

      Humped

    Correct Answer
    B. Softening
    Explanation
    The term "malacia" refers to a pathological condition characterized by softening of a particular tissue or organ. Therefore, the correct answer is "softening" as it directly relates to the meaning of malacia.

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  • 15. 

    Med, medi, medio

    • A.

      Near

    • B.

      Around

    • C.

      Outside

    • D.

      Middle

    Correct Answer
    D. Middle
    Explanation
    The word "med, medi, medio" is a Latin root that means "middle." This can be inferred from the options provided, as "near," "around," and "outside" do not relate to the concept of middle. Therefore, the correct answer is "middle."

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  • 16. 

    Mega, megaly

    • A.

      Enlargement

    • B.

      New

    • C.

      Near

    • D.

      Softening

    Correct Answer
    A. Enlargement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "enlargement". In medical terminology, the suffix "-megaly" means enlargement. Therefore, when "mega" is combined with "-megaly", it creates the word "megaly" which refers to the condition of enlargement.

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  • 17. 

    Micro

    • A.

      Huge

    • B.

      Large

    • C.

      Small

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    C. Small
    Explanation
    The word "micro" is a prefix that means very small or tiny. Therefore, out of the given options, "small" is the correct answer as it best represents the meaning of "micro".

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  • 18. 

    Mono

    • A.

      Many, more

    • B.

      Tri, three

    • C.

      Twice, two

    • D.

      Single, one

    Correct Answer
    D. Single, one
    Explanation
    The word "mono" is a prefix that means "single" or "one." It is commonly used in words like "monochrome" (one color) or "monopoly" (one company or person having control). Therefore, the correct answer is "single, one."

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  • 19. 

    Multi

    • A.

      Few

    • B.

      New

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    D. Many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "many" because it is the opposite of "few" and "two" and it is a synonym of "multi" which means multiple or a large number of something. Therefore, "many" is the most appropriate choice among the given options.

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  • 20. 

    Neo

    • A.

      New

    • B.

      Old

    • C.

      Small

    • D.

      Tiny

    Correct Answer
    A. New
    Explanation
    The word "neo" means new or recent, while the other options "old," "small," and "tiny" do not share the same meaning. Therefore, the correct answer is "new."

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  • 21. 

    Ob

    • A.

      Against

    • B.

      Before

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      Middle

    Correct Answer
    A. Against
  • 22. 

    Oid

    • A.

      Pertaining to

    • B.

      Large, long

    • C.

      Like,shape,resemble

    • D.

      Study of

    Correct Answer
    C. Like,shape,resemble
  • 23. 

    Oligo

    • A.

      Many

    • B.

      Few

    • C.

      Medicine

    • D.

      Middle

    Correct Answer
    B. Few
    Explanation
    The word "oligo" is derived from the Greek word "oligos" which means "few" or "little". Therefore, the correct answer is "few" as it accurately represents the meaning of the word "oligo".

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  • 24. 

    Ology

    • A.

      Science of

    • B.

      Movement of

    • C.

      Condition of

    • D.

      Study of

    Correct Answer
    D. Study of
    Explanation
    The word "ology" is a suffix that is commonly used to denote the study or science of a particular subject. In this case, the correct answer "study of" is a general explanation for the meaning of the word "ology". It implies that "ology" refers to the act of studying or researching a specific field or topic.

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  • 25. 

    Oma

    • A.

      Tumor

    • B.

      Stone

    • C.

      Incision

    • D.

      Mouth

    Correct Answer
    A. Tumor
    Explanation
    The given words, "oma," "tumor," "stone," "incision," and "mouth," are all related to the medical field. Among these words, "tumor" stands out as it refers to an abnormal growth of cells that can occur in various parts of the body. It is a common term used in medical diagnosis and treatment.

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  • 26. 

    Osis

    • A.

      Incision

    • B.

      Removal

    • C.

      Diagnosis

    • D.

      Condition

    Correct Answer
    D. Condition
    Explanation
    The word "condition" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given options that is related to the medical field. "Osis" refers to a medical condition or disease, "incision" is a surgical cut, "removal" is the act of taking something out, and "diagnosis" is the identification of a disease or condition. Therefore, "condition" is the most appropriate answer in the context of medical terminology.

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  • 27. 

    Otomy

    • A.

      Incision

    • B.

      Suture

    • C.

      Removal

    • D.

      Replacement

    Correct Answer
    A. Incision
    Explanation
    An incision is a cut made into the body during a surgical procedure. It is a common medical term used to describe the act of making an opening in the skin or tissue. In this context, it is the most relevant term compared to the other options provided. The word "otomy" refers to a surgical procedure that involves cutting into a specific part of the body, making it synonymous with incision.

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