Can You Pass This Medical Terminology Spelling Test? Trivia Quiz

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Can You Pass This Medical Terminology Spelling Test? As a medical practitioner you will not only be expected to know the right words in a given situation but know how to write them correctly as well. In this spelling review, you will need to write out the medical term that would be appropriate for the phrase provided. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Enlargement of the liver.

    Explanation
    liver = hepat
    enlargement = megaly, a suffix
    combining vowel "o" used because the suffix does not start with a vowel

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  • 2. 

    Inflammation of the joint.

    Explanation
    arthr = joint, word root
    itis = inflammation, the suffix
    no combining vowel used due to the suffix starting with a vowel

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  • 3. 

    A disease of the bone.

    Explanation
    oste = bone, the word root
    pathy = disease, the suffix
    combing vowel used due to the suffix not starting with a vowel

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  • 4. 

    Pertaining to the vein.

    Explanation
    ven = vein, the word root
    ous = pertaining to, the suffix
    notice a combining vowel is not used because the suffix starts with a vowel

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  • 5. 

    Toward the tail.

    Explanation
    caud = tail, the word root
    ad = toward, the suffix
    no combining vowel used because the suffix starts with a vowel

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  • 6. 

    Pertaining to the belly.

    Explanation
    ventr = belly, word root
    al = pertaining to, suffix
    combining vowel is not used due to suffix starting with a vowl

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  • 7. 

    Pertaining to near the point of attachment of a body part.

    Explanation
    proxim = near the point of attachment of the body part, word root
    al = pertaining to, suffix
    suffix starts with a vowel so there is no need for a combining vowel

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  • 8. 

    Pertaining to behind.

    Explanation
    poster = behind, word root
    ior = pertaining to, suffix
    suffix starts with a vowel, no need for a combining vowel

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  • 9. 

    Pertaining to below.

    Explanation
    infer = below, word root
    ior = pertaining to, suffix
    combining vowel is not used because the suffix begins with a vowel

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  • 10. 

    Pertaining to one side.

    Explanation
    uni = one, prefix
    later = side, word root
    al = pertaining to, suffix
    combining vowels and not used between prefix and word roots, and not used if the suffix begins with a vowel

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  • 11. 

    Pertaining to the head.

    Explanation
    cephal = head, word root
    ic = pertaining to, suffix
    no combining vowel used due to suffix beginning with a vowel

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