Medical Terminology - Prefixes, Suffixes

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Medical Terminology Quizzes & Trivia

Test of knowledge of medical terminology prefixes and suffixes


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  • 1. 
    -malaciaexample:  osteomalacia
  • 2. 
    -osisexample:  neurosis
  • 3. 
    -peniaexample:  calcipenia
  • 4. 
    -rrhexisexample:  cardiorrhexis
  • 5. 
    -stasisexample:  cytostasis
  • 6. 
    -iasisexample:  psoriasis
  • 7. 
    -emiaexample:  bacteremia
  • 8. 
    -ecstasisexample:  angiecstasis
  • 9. 
    -ectasiaexample:  neurectasia
  • 10. 
    -tomyexample:  tracheotomy
  • 11. 
    -algiaexample:  neuralgia
  • 12. 
    -stomyexample:  colostomy
  • 13. 
    -ectomyexample:  appendectomy
  • 14. 
    -dyniaexample:  otodynia
  • 15. 
    -celeexample:  encephalocele
  • 16. 
    -edemaexample:  lymphedema
  • 17. 
    -emesisexample:  hyperemesis
  • 18. 
    -itisexample:  otitis
  • 19. 
    -rrheaexample:  gonorrhea
  • 20. 
    -pathyexample:  neuropathy
  • 21. 
    -omaexample:  carcinoma
  • 22. 
    -oidexample:  mucoid
  • 23. 
    -megalyexample:  cardiomegaly
  • 24. 
    -ithexample:  cholelith
  • 25. 
    -eumexample:  peritoneum
  • 26. 
    Suffix meaning surgical puncture.
  • 27. 
    Suffix meaning sagging.
  • 28. 
    Suffix meaning surgical repair.
  • 29. 
    Suffix meaning surgical fixation.
  • 30. 
    Suffix meaning visual examination.
  • 31. 
    Suffix meaning suture.
  • 32. 
    Suffix meaning instrument used for cutting.
  • 33. 
    Suffix meaning destroying, loosening or lessening.
  • 34. 
    Suffix meaning surgical crushing.
  • 35. 
    Suffix meaning excessive bleeding or hemorrhage.
  • 36. 
    Blephar/o refers to the ____________.
  • 37. 
    Encephal/o refers to the ____________.
  • 38. 
    Cerebr/o refers to the ____________.
  • 39. 
    Angi/o refers to _______________.
  • 40. 
    Oste/o refers to the ____________.
  • 41. 
    My/o refers to the ____________.
  • 42. 
    Mamm/o refers to the ____________.
  • 43. 
    Mast/o refers to the ____________.
  • 44. 
    Hepat/o refers to the ____________.
  • 45. 
    Chir/o refers to the ____________.
  • 46. 
    Aden/o refers to the ____________.
  • 47. 
    Myel/o refers to the ____________.