Medical Terminology Prefix Quiz

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  • 1. 

    ADENO

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      Gland

    • C.

      Skull

    • D.

      Defective or Difficult

    Correct Answer
    B. Gland
    Explanation
    The word "ADENO" is a prefix that means "related to glands." Therefore, the correct answer is "gland."

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  • 2. 

    Arthro

    • A.

      Self

    • B.

      Joint

    • C.

      Bile

    • D.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    B. Joint
    Explanation
    The word "Arthro" is a prefix derived from the Greek word "arthron" which means joint. Therefore, the correct answer is "joint".

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  • 3. 

    Epi

    • A.

      Cartilage

    • B.

      Both

    • C.

      Above or Upon

    • D.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    C. Above or Upon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Above or Upon" because the word "epi" is a prefix that means "on" or "upon." Cartilage is a type of connective tissue that is located above or upon other structures in the body. This answer is supported by the meaning of the prefix and the anatomical location of cartilage in relation to other tissues.

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  • 4. 

    ERYTHRO

    • A.

      Clavicle

    • B.

      Vessel

    • C.

      Skin

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    D. Red
    Explanation
    The word "ERYTHRO" is derived from the Greek word "erythros" which means red. Therefore, the correct answer is "Red".

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  • 5. 

    Prefix meaning Defective and Difficult

    Correct Answer
    Dys
    Explanation
    The prefix "dys" in medical terminology means "defective" or "difficult." It is commonly used to describe conditions or disorders that involve impairment or abnormality. For example, "dysfunctional" refers to something that is not functioning properly, while "dyslexia" is a learning disorder that makes it difficult for individuals to read and comprehend written language. Therefore, "dys" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of the prefix in the given context.

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  • 6. 

    Prefix meaning Clavicle

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    The prefix "clavi-" refers to the clavicle, which is a bone that connects the shoulder to the chest. Therefore, the correct answer is clavi-.

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  • 7. 

    Prefix meaning Vessel

    Correct Answer
    Angio
    Explanation
    The prefix "angio" is derived from the Greek word "angeion" meaning vessel. It is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to blood vessels or lymphatic vessels. Therefore, "angio" is the correct prefix that relates to the meaning of vessel.

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  • 8. 

    Prefix meaning Two

    Correct Answer
    Bi
    Explanation
    The prefix "bi" means "two" in this context. It is commonly used in words such as "bicycle" (two wheels), "bilateral" (involving two sides), and "bilingual" (able to speak two languages). Therefore, the correct answer is "bi" because it represents the prefix meaning "two".

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  • 9. 

    Prefix meaning Heart

    Correct Answer
    Cardio
    Explanation
    The prefix "cardio-" refers to the heart. In medical terminology, this prefix is commonly used to indicate something related to the heart or cardiovascular system. Therefore, the correct answer in this case is "cardio," as it directly relates to the prefix meaning "heart."

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  • 10. 

    Prefix meaning inside

    Correct Answer
    Endo
    Explanation
    The prefix "endo" means inside or within. It is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate something happening or located inside a particular organ or structure. Therefore, "endo" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of "inside" in the given context.

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  • 11. 

    Prefix meaning Glandular

    Correct Answer
    Adeno
    Explanation
    The prefix "adeno" is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate something related to glands. Therefore, when referring to a term with the prefix "adeno" in it, it suggests that it is associated with glands. In this case, the prefix "adeno" indicates a meaning related to glands.

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  • 12. 

    Prefix meaning Removal

    Correct Answer
    De
    Explanation
    The prefix "De-" in this context means removal. This prefix is commonly used to indicate the reversal or undoing of an action or state. For example, "deactivate" means to remove or disable the activation of something, "defrost" means to remove the frost from something, and "decipher" means to remove the confusion or difficulty in understanding. Therefore, the correct answer "De" accurately represents the meaning of the prefix in relation to removal.

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  • 13. 

    Prefix meaning On Both Sides

    Correct Answer
    Amphi
    Explanation
    The prefix "amphi" means "on both sides" or "around" in Greek. It is commonly used in scientific and technical terms to indicate something that is present or operates on both sides or around something. For example, "amphibious" refers to an organism that can live both on land and in water, and "amphitheater" refers to a round or oval-shaped theater with seating on all sides. Therefore, the correct answer is "Amphi" because it accurately represents the prefix meaning "on both sides".

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  • 14. 

    Prefix meaning Joint

    Correct Answer
    Arthro
    Explanation
    The prefix "arthro" is derived from the Greek word "arthron," which means joint. Therefore, "arthro" is the correct prefix meaning joint.

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  • 15. 

    Prefix meaning Sac

    Correct Answer
    Cyst
    Explanation
    The prefix "sac-" refers to a sac or pouch-like structure, while the word "cyst" refers to an abnormal fluid-filled sac or cavity in the body. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is "cyst" because it aligns with the meaning of the prefix "sac-".

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  • 16. 

    Prefix meaning Life

    Correct Answer
    Bio
    Explanation
    The prefix "bio-" is derived from the Greek word "bios," which means life. Therefore, the prefix "bio-" is used to indicate something related to life or living organisms. In this context, "bio-" is the correct prefix meaning life.

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  • 17. 

    Prefix meaning Slow

    Correct Answer
    Brady
  • 18. 

    Prefix meaning Skin

    Correct Answer
    Derm
    Explanation
    The prefix "derm" is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to the skin. It is derived from the Greek word "derma," which means skin. Therefore, the prefix "derm" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of skin in medical terms.

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  • 19. 

    Prefix meaning Color

    Correct Answer
    Chromo
    Explanation
    The prefix "chromo" is derived from the Greek word "chroma" which means color. Therefore, the word "chromo" is related to color.

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  • 20. 

    Prefix meaning Through

    Correct Answer
    Dia
  • 21. 

    Prefix meaning Above or Upon

    Correct Answer
    Epi
    Explanation
    The prefix "epi" means "above" or "upon". It is commonly used in medical terms to indicate a location or position above or upon a specific structure or organ. For example, "epidermis" refers to the outermost layer of the skin, which is located above the dermis. Similarly, "epigastric" refers to the area above the stomach. Therefore, "epi" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the prefix meaning "above" or "upon".

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  • 22. 

    Prefix meaning Two or Twice

    Correct Answer
    Di
    Explanation
    The prefix "Di" means two or twice. It is commonly used in words to indicate a doubling or repetition of something. For example, "dipolar" means having two poles, "dichotomy" means a division into two parts, and "dioxide" refers to a compound containing two oxygen atoms. Therefore, "Di" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the prefix meaning "two" or "twice".

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  • 23. 

    Prefix meaning Red

    Correct Answer
    Erythro
    Explanation
    The prefix "erythro" is derived from the Greek word for "red". It is commonly used in medical and scientific terminology to indicate something related to the color red. Therefore, "erythro" is the correct answer as it directly translates to "red" and matches the given prefix meaning.

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  • 24. 

    Prefix meaning Away From

    Correct Answer
    Ab
    Explanation
    The prefix "ab-" in this context means "away from." It is commonly used to indicate movement or direction away from a certain point or object. For example, "abnormal" means deviating from what is considered normal, "abduct" means to take someone away by force, and "absent" means not present or away from a particular place. Therefore, the correct answer "ab" aligns with the meaning of the prefix "away from."

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  • 25. 

    Prefix that means Around

    Correct Answer
    Circum, circum
  • 26. 

    Prefix meaning Self

    Correct Answer
    Auto
    Explanation
    The prefix "auto-" means self or automatic. It is commonly used in words like "automobile" (self-moving) and "autonomous" (self-governing). Therefore, the correct answer is "auto" because it is a prefix that carries the meaning of self.

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  • 27. 

    Prefix meaning Arm

    Correct Answer
    Brach
    Explanation
    The prefix "brach-" means arm.

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  • 28. 

    Prefix meaning To or Toward

    Correct Answer
    Ad
    Explanation
    The prefix "ad-" in Latin means "to" or "toward". It is commonly used in English to indicate movement or direction towards something. For example, in words like "adhere" (to stick to), "advance" (to move forward), or "admit" (to allow entrance). Therefore, the correct answer is "Ad".

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  • 29. 

    Prefix meaning Both

    Correct Answer
    Ambi
    Explanation
    The prefix "ambi" is derived from the Latin word "amb-," which means "both" or "around." It is commonly used in English to indicate a sense of "both" or "ambiguous." Therefore, the correct answer, "Ambi," accurately represents the meaning of the prefix, indicating that it denotes "both" in this context.

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  • 30. 

    Prefix meaning Brain

    Correct Answer
    encephalo- encephalo, encephalo-
    Explanation
    The word "encephalo" is a prefix meaning "brain". This prefix is derived from the Latin word "encephalo", which refers to the organ in the head that controls the body's functions and processes information. 

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  • 31. 

    Prefix meaning Skull

    Correct Answer
    Cranio
    Explanation
    The prefix "cranio" refers to the skull. It is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate a relationship or association with the skull. Therefore, the correct answer is "cranio" because it accurately represents the prefix meaning "skull".

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  • 32. 

    Prefix meaning Intenstine

    Correct Answer
    Entero
    Explanation
    The prefix "entero" is derived from the Greek word "enteron," which means intestine. Therefore, the correct answer is "entero" because it accurately represents the prefix meaning intestine.

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  • 33. 

    Prefix meaning Bile

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    The prefix "chol-" refers to bile. Bile is a digestive fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. It helps in the breakdown and absorption of fats in the small intestine. Therefore, the prefix "chol-" is used to indicate something related to bile or the liver's function in digestion.

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  • 34. 

    Prefix meaning Before

    Correct Answer
    Ante
    Explanation
    The prefix "ante-" means "before" in Latin. It is used to indicate something that comes before or precedes something else. In this case, "ante" is the correct answer because it is the prefix that carries the meaning of "before".

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  • 35. 

    Prefix meaning Absence or Removal

    Correct Answer
    Dis
    Explanation
    The prefix "dis-" in this context indicates the meaning of absence or removal. It is commonly used to form words that suggest negation or opposite meaning. For example, "disappear" means to cease to be visible or present, indicating the absence of something. Similarly, "disengage" means to detach or remove oneself from a situation or connection. Therefore, "dis-" is the correct prefix that conveys the intended meaning of absence or removal.

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  • 36. 

    Prefix meaning Cartilage

    Correct Answer
    Chondro
    Explanation
    The prefix "Chondro" is derived from the Greek word "chondros" which means cartilage. In medical terminology, the prefix "Chondro-" is commonly used to indicate a relationship or association with cartilage. Therefore, the correct answer is "Chondro" because it accurately represents the prefix meaning cartilage.

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  • 37. 

    The following Prefix mean-EXO-EXTRA-ECTO

    Correct Answer
    Outside
    Explanation
    The prefix "EXO-" means outside, and the prefixes "EXTRA-" and "ECTO-" also convey the same meaning. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is "Outside."

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