Medical Terminolgy- Quiz 3

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Medical Terminology. Chapter 3, Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Cost-

  • 2. 

    -gram

    Explanation
    The word "record" can be combined with the suffix "-gram" to form a new word "record-gram". This word is not commonly used in English, but it can be understood as a combination of "record" (meaning a written or documented account of something) and "gram" (a unit of measurement or a written or drawn line). Therefore, "record-gram" could refer to a written or documented line or measurement.

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  • 3. 

    Acro-

    Explanation
    The prefix "acro-" means extreme or peak, while "extremities" refers to the farthest or outermost parts of something. Therefore, the correct answer "extremities" aligns with the meaning of the prefix "acro-," indicating that it pertains to the farthest or outermost parts or points.

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  • 4. 

    Rhexis-

  • 5. 

    Carcin-

    Explanation
    The term "carcin-" is a prefix that is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to cancer. It is derived from the Greek word "karkinos" which means crab, and was used to describe tumors due to their crab-like appearance. Therefore, "carcin-" is associated with cancer and is used to indicate the presence or involvement of cancer in various medical terms and conditions.

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  • 6. 

    -penia

  • 7. 

    Gen-

  • 8. 

    Burso-

  • 9. 

    Retr(o)

  • 10. 

    Trip-

  • 11. 

    Strept-

  • 12. 

    -desis

  • 13. 

    Mani-

  • 14. 

    Glosso-

    Explanation
    The given answer "tongue" is correct because "glosso-" is a prefix that means "related to the tongue." Therefore, when combined with the root word "tongue," it forms the word "glosso-tongue," which refers to something that is associated with or related to the tongue.

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  • 15. 

    -trophy

  • 16. 

    Supra-

    Explanation
    The prefix "supra-" means "above" or "over." It is commonly used to indicate something that is located or positioned above or beyond something else. In this context, "above" is the correct answer as it accurately reflects the meaning of the prefix "supra-."

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  • 17. 

    -ptosis

    Explanation
    The term "ptosis" refers to the drooping or falling of a body part, typically an eyelid. This condition occurs when the muscles responsible for lifting the eyelid weaken or become damaged. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "falling," as it accurately describes the characteristic feature of ptosis.

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  • 18. 

    -dyn

  • 19. 

    Mast-

    Explanation
    The word "mast-" is a prefix that is commonly used to refer to the breast. Therefore, the correct answer is "breast".

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  • 20. 

    -rrhaphy

    Explanation
    The term "-rrhaphy" refers to the surgical procedure of suturing, which involves using stitches or sutures to close a wound or incision. Suture is the correct answer because it directly relates to the process of suturing.

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  • 21. 

    Cephal-

    Explanation
    The term "cephal-" is a prefix that is derived from the Greek word "kephalē," which means "head." This prefix is commonly used in medical and anatomical terminology to refer to anything related to the head. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "head," as it directly corresponds to the meaning of the prefix "cephal-."

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  • 22. 

    Auto-

    Explanation
    The prefix "auto-" typically means "self" or "automatic." In this context, "self" is the correct answer as it aligns with the meaning of the prefix. The prefix "auto-" is often used to indicate something that operates or functions by itself, without the need for external control or intervention. Therefore, "self" is the most appropriate interpretation in this case.

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  • 23. 

    Epi-

    Explanation
    The prefix "epi-" means "above" or "on top of." It is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate a location or position that is above or on the surface of a certain body part or structure. For example, "epidermis" refers to the outermost layer of the skin, which is located above the dermis. Therefore, the correct answer is "above."

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  • 24. 

    Hydro-

    Explanation
    The prefix "hydro-" in this context refers to water. It is derived from the Greek word "hydor" which means water. Therefore, the correct answer is water.

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