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Test Your Knowledge About Medical Terminology Vocabulary! - Quiz

Are you a medical student willing to test your knowledge of some interesting medical terminology words? If you said yes, the quiz below is perfect for you and is designed to prepare you for the hospital environment. All the questions are compulsory, so please make sure to read the questions carefully before answering. Please note that your scorecard will be reflected once you've completed the quiz. Are you ready to be at the top of your class? So try it out!


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  • 1. 

    Adreno-

    • A.

      Air

    • B.

      Cavity

    • C.

      Adrenal gland

    Correct Answer
    C. Adrenal gland
    Explanation
    The term "adreno-" refers to the adrenal glands, which are small glands located on top of the kidneys. The word "air" is not related to the term "adreno-" and does not have any connection to the adrenal glands. Similarly, "cavity" does not relate to the adrenal glands either. Therefore, the correct answer is "adrenal gland" as it is the only option that is directly associated with the term "adreno-".

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  • 2. 

    Ambi-

    • A.

      Chest

    • B.

      Both

    • C.

      Eye

    • D.

      Pain

    Correct Answer
    B. Both
    Explanation
    The prefix "ambi-" means both or both sides. In this case, it is combined with the word "chest" to form "ambichest," which indicates pain or discomfort in both sides of the chest. The other options, "eye" and "pain," do not fit with the prefix "ambi-" and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 3. 

    Ameb-

    • A.

      Change

    • B.

      Head

    • C.

      Mind

    • D.

      Hand

    Correct Answer
    A. Change
    Explanation
    The word "change" is the only one that is a verb, while the other words are nouns. This makes "change" the odd one out in this list.

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  • 4. 

    Amphi-

    • A.

      Around, on both sides

    • B.

      One side

    • C.

      Front

    Correct Answer
    A. Around, on both sides
    Explanation
    The prefix "amphi-" means "around" or "on both sides." It indicates that something is present or happening on both sides of a particular object or situation. This prefix can also imply a sense of symmetry or balance between the two sides.

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  • 5. 

    Apo-

    • A.

      Away from

    • B.

      Back

    • C.

      Base

    • D.

      Ear

    Correct Answer
    A. Away from
    Explanation
    The prefix "apo-" means "away from" or "off." This is commonly used in words like "apology" (a statement of regret or defense) or "apostrophe" (a punctuation mark indicating omission or possession). Therefore, the correct answer is "away from."

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  • 6. 

    -asthenia

    • A.

      Weakness

    • B.

      Pain

    • C.

      Self

    • D.

      Nose

    Correct Answer
    A. Weakness
    Explanation
    The term "asthenia" refers to a condition characterized by weakness or a lack of strength. This word is often used to describe a general feeling of fatigue or low energy levels. It is not related to pain, the self, or the nose. Therefore, the correct answer is "weakness."

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  • 7. 

    Aur-

    • A.

      Ear

    • B.

      Head

    • C.

      Tongue

    • D.

      Lip

    • E.

      Mouth

    Correct Answer
    A. Ear
    Explanation
    The given words are body parts, and the common characteristic among them is that they are all located on the head. However, "ear" is the only body part that is specifically associated with hearing and not with any other function related to the mouth or tongue.

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  • 8. 

    Blephar-

    • A.

      Eyelash

    • B.

      Bile

    • C.

      Eyelid

    • D.

      Sac

    • E.

      Lip

    Correct Answer
    C. Eyelid
    Explanation
    The term "blephar-" refers to the eyelid. This is evident from the other options provided, such as "eyelash" and "eyelid sac," which are directly related to the eyelid. Therefore, the correct answer is "eyelid."

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  • 9. 

    Brachy-

    • A.

      Short

    • B.

      Braid

    • C.

      Sac

    • D.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    A. Short
    Explanation
    The prefix "brachy-" means short. It is derived from the Greek word "brachys" which also means short. This prefix is commonly used in medical terminology to describe conditions or body parts that are shorter than normal. In this case, "brachy-" is used to indicate shortness.

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  • 10. 

    Brady-

    • A.

      Slow

    • B.

      Short

    • C.

      Tail

    • D.

      Braid

    Correct Answer
    A. Slow
    Explanation
    The word "slow" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the list that is an adjective describing the speed of something. The other words, "short," "tail," and "braid," are nouns or verbs and do not relate to speed.

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  • 11. 

    Calc-

    • A.

      Heel, stone

    • B.

      Head

    • C.

      Sac

    • D.

      Neck

    Correct Answer
    A. Heel, stone
  • 12. 

    Capit-

    • A.

      Head

    • B.

      Lip

    Correct Answer
    A. Head
    Explanation
    The word "capit-" refers to the head or the topmost part of something. In this case, the correct answer "head" fits the given word stem and is synonymous with "capit-".

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  • 13. 

    Cau-

    • A.

      Burn

    • B.

      Break

    Correct Answer
    A. Burn
  • 14. 

    Cec-

    • A.

      Hand

    • B.

      Blind passage

    Correct Answer
    B. Blind passage
  • 15. 

    -centesis

    • A.

      Puncture

    • B.

      Weakness

    Correct Answer
    A. Puncture
    Explanation
    The term "-centesis" refers to a medical procedure involving the puncture of a body cavity or organ with a needle or other sharp instrument. This procedure is commonly used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, such as draining fluid or obtaining a tissue sample. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "puncture," as it accurately describes the action involved in "-centesis."

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  • 16. 

    Cephal-

    • A.

      Head

    • B.

      Neck

    Correct Answer
    A. Head
    Explanation
    The prefix "cephal-" refers to the head. It is derived from the Greek word "kephalē," which means head. Therefore, the correct answer is head.

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  • 17. 

    Cheil-

    • A.

      Lip

    • B.

      Mouth

    Correct Answer
    A. Lip
    Explanation
    The word "cheil" is a combining form that means lip. Therefore, when combined with the word "lip," it forms the complete word "cheil-lip," which means lip.

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  • 18. 

    Cheir-

    • A.

      Hand

    • B.

      Foot

    Correct Answer
    A. Hand
    Explanation
    The word "cheir-" is a prefix that means "hand" in medical terminology. This is evident from the fact that the word "hand" is listed as the correct answer. The prefix "cheir-" is commonly used in words related to the hand, such as "cheirography" (the art of handwriting) and "cheiralgia" (pain in the hand). Therefore, it can be inferred that "cheir-" refers to the hand in this context.

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  • 19. 

    Chondr-

    • A.

      Cartilage

    • B.

      Heart

    Correct Answer
    A. Cartilage
    Explanation
    The term "chondr-" is a prefix derived from the Greek word "chondros," which means cartilage. Therefore, the correct answer is cartilage, as it is the meaning associated with the term "chondr-."

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  • 20. 

    Cine-

    • A.

      Move

    • B.

      Break

    Correct Answer
    A. Move
    Explanation
    The prefix "cine-" means "related to motion pictures or movies." Therefore, the correct answer is "move" as it is the word that is most closely related to motion or movement.

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  • 21. 

    Clas-

    • A.

      Break

    • B.

      Cell

    Correct Answer
    A. Break
  • 22. 

    Colla-

    • A.

      Connective tissue

    • B.

      Neck

    Correct Answer
    A. Connective tissue
    Explanation
    In medical terminology, the prefix "colla-" is typically used to describe the prefix "colla-" is typically used to describe the prefix "colla-" is typically used to describe things related to the connective tissue in the body. Connective tissue is a type of tissue that provides support, structure, and connectivity between various organs and structures in the body. It includes tissues like tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, and plays a crucial role in the body's overall structural integrity and function.

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  • 23. 

    Contra-

    • A.

      Against, counter

    • B.

      Finger, toe

    Correct Answer
    A. Against, counter
    Explanation
    The prefix "contra-" in this context means "against" or "counter." It is used to indicate opposition or contrast.

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  • 24. 

    Cyan-

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Brain

    Correct Answer
    A. Blue
    Explanation
    The word "cyan" is a shade of blue, so the correct answer is "blue".

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  • 25. 

    Di-

    • A.

      Twice

    • B.

      Bad

    Correct Answer
    A. Twice
    Explanation
    The prefix "di-" means "twice" or "double." In this case, it is used to indicate that something is happening or being done two times. Therefore, the correct answer is "twice."

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  • 26. 

    Dors-

    • A.

      Front

    • B.

      Back

    • C.

      Backwards

    Correct Answer
    B. Back
    Explanation
    The word "back" is the correct answer because it is the only option that makes sense in the given context. The word "front" is the opposite of "back" and does not fit in this sequence. The words "backwards" and "back" have similar meanings, but "back" is the more appropriate choice as it follows the pattern of the previous words in the sequence.

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  • 27. 

    -dys-

    • A.

      Pain

    • B.

      Hard

    Correct Answer
    A. Pain
    Explanation
    'Dys' is the prefix used for pain in medical terminology. This term is derived from the Greek, meaning bad, difficult, painful, or disordered. This linguistic element is employed to convey an aberration from the normal or expected state within various medical terms.

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  • 28. 

    Dys-

    • A.

      Bad

    • B.

      Hard

    Correct Answer
    A. Bad
    Explanation
    The prefix "dys-" is used in the English language to indicate something that is difficult, abnormal, or faulty. In this case, it is paired with the word "bad" which means something that is of poor quality or not good. Therefore, the correct answer is "bad" as it aligns with the meaning of the prefix "dys-".

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  • 29. 

    -ectomy

    • A.

      Surgical removal

    • B.

      Cut into

    Correct Answer
    A. Surgical removal
    Explanation
    The term "-ectomy" refers to a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a specific organ or tissue from the body. It is derived from the Greek word "ektomē" which means "excision" or "cutting out". Therefore, the correct answer "surgical removal" accurately describes the meaning of "-ectomy" as it indicates the act of removing a part of the body through a surgical procedure.

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  • 30. 

    -emesis

    • A.

      Vomiting

    • B.

      Weakness

    Correct Answer
    A. Vomiting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vomiting". Vomiting refers to the act of forcefully expelling the contents of the stomach through the mouth. It is a common symptom of various medical conditions, including gastrointestinal infections, food poisoning, motion sickness, and pregnancy. Vomiting can be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, and weakness.

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  • 31. 

    En-

    • A.

      Air

    • B.

      Good

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer
    C. In
  • 32. 

    Encephal-

    • A.

      Brain

    • B.

      Head

    Correct Answer
    A. Brain
    Explanation
    The term "encephal-" refers to the brain, specifically the organ inside the head that controls all bodily functions and processes information. It is derived from the Greek word "enkephalos," which means "within the head." Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "brain."

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  • 33. 

    -esthesia

    • A.

      Sensation

    • B.

      Weakness

    Correct Answer
    A. Sensation
    Explanation
    The term "-esthesia" refers to the perception or sensation of something. It is derived from the Greek word "aisthēsis" which means "perception." Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "sensation" as it accurately represents the meaning of "-esthesia."

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  • 34. 

    Eu-

    • A.

      Good

    • B.

      In

    Correct Answer
    A. Good
  • 35. 

    Eury-

    • A.

      Broad

    • B.

      Good

    Correct Answer
    A. Broad
    Explanation
    The word "eury-" is a prefix that means "broad" or "wide." Therefore, the correct answer is "broad," as it is the word that directly relates to the given prefix.

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  • 36. 

    Ex-

    • A.

      Out, away from

    • B.

      In

    Correct Answer
    A. Out, away from
    Explanation
    The given answer "out, away from" suggests that the prefix "ex-" in this context indicates movement or direction away from something. It implies that the word or phrase that follows "ex-" is moving or being removed from a particular place or state. This explanation aligns with the commonly understood meaning of the prefix "ex-" as denoting separation, departure, or exclusion.

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  • 37. 

    Fac-

    • A.

      Make, do

    • B.

      Pull draw

    Correct Answer
    A. Make, do
    Explanation
    The root "fac-" in this context means to make or do something. It can be used to indicate the act of creating or performing a task. This root can also be associated with the concept of pulling or drawing, but in this specific question, the intended meaning is related to making or doing.

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  • 38. 

    Ger-

    • A.

      Old

    • B.

      Gum

    Correct Answer
    A. Old
  • 39. 

    Glyco-

    • A.

      Sweet

    • B.

      Cold

    Correct Answer
    A. Sweet
    Explanation
    The prefix "glyco-" is commonly used in chemistry to refer to substances related to sugar or carbohydrates. In this case, "glyco-" suggests a connection to sweetness. The word "sweet" is associated with a pleasant taste, often found in sugary foods. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the correct answer is "sweet" as it aligns with the meaning of the prefix and is the most appropriate choice among the given options.

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  • 40. 

    -iasis

    • A.

      Condition

    • B.

      Under

    • C.

      Symptom 

    Correct Answer
    A. Condition
    Explanation
    The given word "iasis" is a suffix that means a condition or state. It is commonly used in medical terms to indicate a specific condition or disease. Therefore, the correct answer "condition" is the most appropriate choice as it accurately reflects the meaning of the suffix "iasis".

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  • 41. 

    Infer-

    • A.

      Under

    • B.

      Over

    Correct Answer
    A. Under
    Explanation
    The word "infer" means to deduce or conclude something based on evidence or reasoning. In this context, the word "under" is the correct answer as it is a synonym for "infer." It implies that something is below or beneath another object or concept, which aligns with the meaning of "infer."

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  • 42. 

    Infra-

    • A.

      Under

    • B.

      Over

    Correct Answer
    A. Under
    Explanation
    The word "infra" means "beneath" or "under". It indicates a position or location that is lower or underneath something else. Therefore, the correct answer is "beneath".

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  • 43. 

    Inter-

    • A.

      Between

    • B.

      Within

    Correct Answer
    A. Between
    Explanation
    The prefix "inter-" means "between" or "among." It is used to indicate the relationship or position of something in the middle or between two or more things. Therefore, the correct answer is "between."

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  • 44. 

    Intra-

    • A.

      Within

    • B.

      Under

    Correct Answer
    A. Within
    Explanation
    The prefix "intra-" means "within" or "inside." It is used to indicate that something is happening or existing within a particular group, system, or area. It is often used to describe relationships or interactions between elements within a larger whole.

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  • 45. 

    Iris

    • A.

      Rainbow

    • B.

      Tear

    Correct Answer
    A. Rainbow
    Explanation
    The word "iris" is associated with the term "rainbow" because the iris is the colored part of the eye, and rainbows are known for their vibrant colors. The word "rainbow" is a logical and direct connection to the word "iris" in terms of color. The other word, "tear," does not have a clear connection to "iris" and is therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 46. 

    Iso-

    • A.

      Equal

    • B.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    A. Equal
    Explanation
    The prefix "iso-" means equal or same. Therefore, the correct answer is "equal".

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  • 47. 

    Labi-

    • A.

      Lip

    • B.

      Mouth

    Correct Answer
    A. Lip
    Explanation
    The word "labi-" is incomplete and does not make sense on its own. However, when combined with the word "lip", it forms a complete word "lip" which refers to the fleshy part that forms the edge of the mouth. Therefore, the correct answer is "lip".

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  • 48. 

    Lacrim-

    • A.

      Tear

    • B.

      Lip

    Correct Answer
    A. Tear
    Explanation
    The word "lacrim-" is a root that means tear. The prefix "lacrim-" is often used to refer to structures or conditions related to tears or tear glands. Therefore, the correct answer is tear.

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  • 49. 

    Lact-

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Milk

    Correct Answer
    B. Milk
  • 50. 

    Lal-

    • A.

      Speech

    • B.

      Fat

    Correct Answer
    A. Speech
    Explanation
    The given question is incomplete and not readable. It is not clear what is being asked or what the options are. Therefore, an explanation cannot be provided.

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