Suffixes Quiz Part 1

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SUFFIXES QUIZ


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  • 1. 

    -penia means

    • A.

      Lack of

    • B.

      Increase, condition

    • C.

      To make

    • D.

      Stopping, staying the same

    Correct Answer
    A. Lack of
    Explanation
    The suffix "-penia" is used to indicate a lack or deficiency of something. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe a decrease or shortage of a particular substance or component in the body. For example, "leukopenia" refers to a decrease in the number of white blood cells, and "thrombocytopenia" refers to a low platelet count. Therefore, the correct answer "lack of" accurately represents the meaning of the suffix "-penia".

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  • 2. 

    -osis means

    • A.

      Lack of

    • B.

      Increase, condition

    • C.

      To make

    • D.

      Stopping, staying the same

    Correct Answer
    B. Increase, condition
    Explanation
    The suffix "-osis" is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate a condition or a state of being. It does not imply "lack of" or "stopping, staying the same" as the other options suggest. Instead, "-osis" typically denotes an increase or abnormality in a particular aspect of the body or a specific condition.

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  • 3. 

    -poiesis means

    • A.

      Lack of

    • B.

      Increase, condition

    • C.

      To make

    • D.

      Stopping, staying the same

    Correct Answer
    C. To make
    Explanation
    The term "poiesis" is derived from the Greek word "poiein" which means "to make" or "to create". Therefore, "poiesis" means the act of making or creating something. This is the correct answer as it accurately reflects the meaning of the term.

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  • 4. 

    -stasis means

    • A.

      Lack of

    • B.

      Increase, condition

    • C.

      To make

    • D.

      Stopping, staying the same

    Correct Answer
    D. Stopping, staying the same
    Explanation
    The term "stasis" refers to a state of staying the same or remaining unchanged. Therefore, the suffix "-stasis" would indicate a condition or process of stopping or maintaining the same state. The other options, such as "lack of," "increase," and "to make," do not accurately reflect the meaning of the suffix "-stasis."

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  • 5. 

    -algia means

    • A.

      Pain

    • B.

      Primitive

    • C.

      Puncture, aspiration

    • D.

      Death, killer

    • E.

      Excision, cut out

    Correct Answer
    A. Pain
    Explanation
    The suffix "-algia" is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate pain. For example, "neuralgia" refers to pain caused by a nerve, and "arthralgia" refers to pain in a joint. Therefore, "-algia" means pain.

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  • 6. 

    -blast means

    • A.

      Pain

    • B.

      Primitive

    • C.

      Puncture, aspiration

    • D.

      Death, killer

    • E.

      Excision, cut out

    Correct Answer
    B. Primitive
    Explanation
    The term "-blast" refers to a primitive or immature cell. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe cells that are in the early stages of development. This suffix is often seen in the names of different types of cells, such as "blastocyst" (an early stage of embryonic development) or "erythroblast" (an immature red blood cell). Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "primitive".

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  • 7. 

    -centesis means

    • A.

      Pain

    • B.

      Primitive

    • C.

      Puncture, aspiration

    • D.

      Death, killer

    • E.

      Excision, cut out

    Correct Answer
    C. Puncture, aspiration
    Explanation
    The term "-centesis" refers to a medical procedure that involves puncturing a body cavity or organ with a needle to remove fluid or obtain a sample for diagnostic purposes. Aspiration, on the other hand, is the act of drawing in or out by suction. Therefore, the correct answer "puncture, aspiration" accurately describes the meaning of "-centesis" as a medical procedure involving the puncturing of a body cavity or organ to remove fluid or obtain a sample through aspiration.

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  • 8. 

    -cide means

    • A.

      Pain

    • B.

      Primitive

    • C.

      Puncture, aspiration

    • D.

      Death, killer

    • E.

      Excision, cut out

    Correct Answer
    D. Death, killer
    Explanation
    The suffix "-cide" is derived from the Latin word "caedere" which means "to kill" or "to cut down". Therefore, "-cide" in this context refers to the act of causing death or killing. It can also be associated with words that imply cutting or excising something, as cutting or removing a part can lead to death in certain cases.

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  • 9. 

    -ectomy means

    • A.

      Pain

    • B.

      Primitive

    • C.

      Puncture, aspiration

    • D.

      Death, killer

    • E.

      Excision, cut out

    Correct Answer
    E. Excision, cut out
    Explanation
    The term "-ectomy" is a suffix commonly used in medical terminology to indicate the surgical removal or excision of a specific organ or tissue. It is derived from the Greek word "ektomē," which means "cutting out." Therefore, the correct answer "excision, cut out" accurately describes the meaning of the term "-ectomy."

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  • 10. 

    -emia

    • A.

      In the blood, or of the blood

    • B.

      Origin, producing

    • C.

      State, condition

    • D.

      Small

    • E.

      Inflammation

    • F.

      Breakdown

    Correct Answer
    A. In the blood, or of the blood
    Explanation
    The suffix "-emia" refers to something being present in the blood or related to the blood. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe various conditions or disorders that involve the blood. For example, "anemia" refers to a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. Similarly, "leukemia" refers to a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Therefore, the correct answer is "in the blood, or of the blood."

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  • 11. 

    -iole

    • A.

      In the blood, or of the blood

    • B.

      Origin, producing

    • C.

      State, condition

    • D.

      Small

    • E.

      Inflammation

    • F.

      Breakdown

    Correct Answer
    D. Small
    Explanation
    The word "small" in this context most likely refers to the size or scale of something. It could indicate that something is of a small size or magnitude. Without more context, it is difficult to determine the exact meaning, but it is likely that "small" is being used to describe a characteristic or attribute of something.

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  • 12. 

    -itis

    • A.

      In the blood, or of the blood

    • B.

      Origin, producing

    • C.

      State, condition

    • D.

      Small

    • E.

      Inflammation

    • F.

      Breakdown

    Correct Answer
    E. Inflammation
    Explanation
    The suffix "-itis" is commonly used in medical terminology to denote inflammation. Inflammation refers to the body's response to injury or infection, characterized by redness, swelling, pain, and heat in the affected area. Therefore, when a word ends with "-itis," it typically indicates a state or condition of inflammation.

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  • 13. 

    -lysis

    • A.

      In the blood, or of the blood

    • B.

      Origin, producing

    • C.

      State, condition

    • D.

      Small

    • E.

      Inflammation

    • F.

      Breakdown

    Correct Answer
    F. Breakdown
    Explanation
    The suffix "-lysis" refers to the breakdown or destruction of something. In medical terms, it is often used to describe the process of breaking down cells or substances in the body. Therefore, the correct answer "breakdown" accurately represents the meaning of the suffix "-lysis".

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  • 14. 

    -genic

    • A.

      In the blood, or of the blood

    • B.

      Origin, producing

    • C.

      State, condition

    • D.

      Small

    • E.

      Inflammation

    • F.

      Breakdown

    Correct Answer
    B. Origin, producing
    Explanation
    The suffix "-genic" is used to indicate the origin or production of something. It is often added to the end of a word to describe the source or cause of a particular condition or characteristic. For example, "carcinogenic" refers to something that causes or promotes the development of cancer. Therefore, the correct answer "origin, producing" accurately describes the meaning of the suffix "-genic".

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  • 15. 

    -ia

    • A.

      In the blood, or of the blood

    • B.

      Origin, producing

    • C.

      State, condition

    • D.

      Small

    • E.

      Inflammation

    • F.

      Breakdown, free

    Correct Answer
    C. State, condition
    Explanation
    The suffix "-ia" is used to indicate a state or condition. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe various states or conditions of the body. In this context, the word ending in "-ia" would refer to a particular state or condition related to the blood.

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  • 16. 

    -oid

    • A.

      Resembling, similar to

    • B.

      Study of

    • C.

      Tumor

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Observation, viewing

    Correct Answer
    A. Resembling, similar to
    Explanation
    The suffix "-oid" means "resembling, similar to." It is used to describe something that is similar in appearance or characteristics to something else. In this case, the word "tumoroid" would mean "resembling a tumor" or "similar to a tumor." The suffix "-oid" is commonly used in medical terminology to describe abnormal growths or structures that resemble a particular organ or condition.

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  • 17. 

    -oscopy

    • A.

      Resembling, similar to

    • B.

      Study of

    • C.

      Tumor

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Observation, viewing

    Correct Answer
    E. Observation, viewing
    Explanation
    The suffix "-oscopy" is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to a procedure that involves the observation or viewing of a specific part of the body. This suffix is derived from the Greek word "skopein," which means "to look at" or "to observe." Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "observation, viewing," as it accurately represents the meaning of the suffix "-oscopy."

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  • 18. 

    -opathy

    • A.

      Resembling, similar to

    • B.

      Study of

    • C.

      Tumor

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Observation, viewing

    Correct Answer
    D. Disease
    Explanation
    The suffix "-opathy" refers to a disease. It is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate a disorder or abnormal condition. For example, "cardiopathy" refers to a heart disease, and "neuropathy" refers to a disorder of the nervous system. Therefore, the correct answer is "disease."

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  • 19. 

    -ology

    • A.

      Resembling, similar to

    • B.

      Study of

    • C.

      Tumor

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Observation, viewing

    Correct Answer
    B. Study of
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "study of". The suffix "-ology" is commonly used in the English language to indicate the study or branch of knowledge related to a specific subject. In this case, "study of" is the most appropriate explanation for the given answer as it aligns with the meaning of the suffix and accurately describes the word "tumor" as a subject of study.

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  • 20. 

    -oma

    • A.

      Resembling, similar to

    • B.

      Study of

    • C.

      Tumor

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Observation, viewing

    Correct Answer
    C. Tumor
    Explanation
    The suffix "-oma" is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate a tumor or a mass. This suffix is derived from the Greek word "oma," which means swelling or tumor. Therefore, when we see the term "tumor" in the given options and its association with the suffix "-oma," it aligns with the meaning of the suffix and is the correct answer.

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  • 21. 

    Ostomy

    • A.

      Create an opening

    • B.

      Cut into

    • C.

      Excessive flow

    • D.

      Affinity for, liking

    • E.

      Flow

    Correct Answer
    A. Create an opening
    Explanation
    The term "ostomy" refers to a surgical procedure that involves creating an opening in the body. This opening allows for the diversion of bodily waste or the introduction of medical devices. Therefore, "create an opening" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the action associated with an ostomy.

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  • 22. 

    -trophy

    • A.

      Nourishment

    • B.

      To form, mold

    • C.

      View

    • D.

      Condition

    Correct Answer
    A. Nourishment
  • 23. 

    -scope, scopy

    • A.

      Nourishment

    • B.

      To form, mold

    • C.

      View

    • D.

      Condition

    Correct Answer
    C. View
    Explanation
    The words "scope" and "scopy" both have the root "scop," which means "to see" or "to view." Therefore, the correct answer "view" is the most fitting option as it aligns with the meaning of the root word.

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  • 24. 

    -iasis

    • A.

      Nourishment

    • B.

      To form, mold

    • C.

      View

    • D.

      Condition

    Correct Answer
    D. Condition
    Explanation
    The word "iasis" is a suffix that is used in medical terminology to indicate a condition or disease. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "condition".

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  • 25. 

    -plasia

    • A.

      Nourishment

    • B.

      To form, mold

    • C.

      View

    • D.

      Condition

    Correct Answer
    B. To form, mold
    Explanation
    The suffix "-plasia" refers to the formation or molding of something. It is commonly used in medical terms to describe the abnormal development or growth of cells or tissues. This suffix indicates a process of shaping or forming, rather than a condition or view.

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  • 26. 

    -otomy

    • A.

      Create an opening

    • B.

      Cut into

    • C.

      Excessive flow

    • D.

      Affinity for, liking

    • E.

      Flow

    Correct Answer
    B. Cut into
    Explanation
    The term "-otomy" refers to a surgical procedure in which an incision or cut is made into a specific part of the body. It involves creating an opening in order to access or remove a certain structure or tissue. Therefore, the correct answer "cut into" accurately describes the meaning of "-otomy" as it involves the act of making an incision or cut into something.

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  • 27. 

    -rrhage

    • A.

      Create an opening

    • B.

      Cut into

    • C.

      Excessive flow

    • D.

      Affinity for, liking

    • E.

      Flow

    Correct Answer
    C. Excessive flow
    Explanation
    The term "rrhage" refers to excessive flow, particularly in medical contexts. It is derived from the Greek word "rrhagia," which means bleeding or discharge. Therefore, "excessive flow" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of "rrhage."

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  • 28. 

    -rrhea

    • A.

      Create an opening

    • B.

      Cut into

    • C.

      Excessive flow

    • D.

      Affinity for, liking

    • E.

      Flow

    Correct Answer
    E. Flow
    Explanation
    The term "-rrhea" refers to excessive flow, which is the meaning that aligns with the given options. The other options do not accurately describe the term "-rrhea". Therefore, "flow" is the correct answer.

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  • 29. 

    -phil

    • A.

      Create an opening

    • B.

      Cut into

    • C.

      Excessive flow

    • D.

      Affinity for, liking

    • E.

      Flow

    Correct Answer
    D. Affinity for, liking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "affinity for, liking". This means that "create an opening" and "cut into" are not the correct explanations because they do not convey the idea of having a liking or preference for something. "Excessive flow" and "flow" are also incorrect because they do not capture the meaning of having a liking or affinity for something.

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