Exam: Medical Terminology Spelling Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Excessive potassium in the blood.

    Explanation
    hyper = excessive, prefix kal = potassium, word root emia = in the blood, suffix no combining vowel needed due to suffix beginning with a vowel.

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  • 2. 

    State of total deficient pituitary gland activity.

    Explanation
    pan = total, prefix hypo = deficient, prefix pituitar = pituitary gland, word root ism = state of, suffix no combining vowel used, notice that there are two prefixes in this term.

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    Excision of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

    Explanation
    thyr = thyroid, word root parathyroid = parathyroid glands, word root ectomy = excision, suffix combining vowel used between the word roots, but suffix starts with a vowel so no combining vowel is needed between the word root and suffix.

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  • 4. 

    Abnormal state of much thirst.

    Explanation
    poly = much, prefix disps = thirst, word root ia = abnormal state, suffix no combining vowel needed.

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  • 5. 

    Run together.

    Explanation
    syn = together, prefix drome = run, suffix with a word root embedded no combining vowel needed.

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    Enlargement of the adrenal glands.

    Explanation
    adren = adrenal glands, word roots megaly = enlargement, suffix combining vowel needed between the word root and suffix because the suffix does not begin with a vowel.

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  • 7. 

    Resembling a normal thyroid gland.

    Explanation
    eu = normal, prefix thyr = thyroid gland, word root oid = resembling, suffix no combining vowel needed.

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  • 8. 

    Pertaining to the cortex.

    Explanation
    cortic = cortex, word root al = pertaining to, suffix no combining vowel needed.

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  • 9. 

    Excision of a gland.

    Explanation
    aden = gland, word root ectomy = excision, suffix no combining vowel needed.

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  • 10. 

    Excessive sugar in the blood.

    Explanation
    hyper = excessive, prefix glyc = sugar, word root emia = in the blood, suffix no combining vowel needed.

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