Basic Medical Terms Test! Trivia Quiz

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The quiz below is perfect for helping a medical student review the medical terms that they have covered in both chapter six and seven. Do you think that you are up to the task? Do give the quiz a try and see how much you will be able to score on the first and second try. The more times you take the quiz, the more terms you get to understand.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ovar-

    Explanation
    The given question is incomplete and not readable. It seems to be a series of random letters and words. Without any context or further information, it is impossible to provide a meaningful explanation for the given answer "egg".

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  • 2. 

    -centesis

    Explanation
    The term "-centesis" is a suffix that denotes a surgical puncture or aspiration of a body cavity or organ. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe procedures such as amniocentesis (puncture of the amniotic sac) or thoracentesis (puncture of the chest cavity). Therefore, the correct answer is "puncture" as it accurately reflects the meaning of the suffix.

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  • 3. 

    Oto-

  • 4. 

    Bili

  • 5. 

    Squam

  • 6. 

    Mening

  • 7. 

    Cec

  • 8. 

    Macul

  • 9. 

    Pexy

  • 10. 

    Onco

  • 11. 

    Or

  • 12. 

    Sub

  • 13. 

    Spiro

  • 14. 

    Viscero

  • 15. 

    Lact

    Explanation
    The word "lact" is derived from the Latin word "lac" which means milk. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "milk".

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  • 16. 

    Onych

    Explanation
    The word "onych" refers to a nail or claw. This suggests that the word can be used to describe the hard, protective covering on the tips of fingers and toes in humans, as well as the sharp, curved appendages found on the feet or hands of certain animals. Both nails and claws serve similar purposes of providing support, protection, and aiding in various activities such as gripping or scratching. Therefore, "nail, claw" can be a suitable explanation for the given word.

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  • 17. 

    Pyle, pyloro

  • 18. 

    Thorac

    Explanation
    The word "thorac" is derived from the Greek word "thorax" which means "chest". Thus, "chest" is the correct answer as it is the English equivalent of "thorac".

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  • 19. 

    Vesic

  • 20. 

    Sphenic

  • 21. 

    Myel

    Explanation
    The term "myel" refers to the marrow, which is found in bones and is responsible for producing blood cells. It also refers to the spinal cord, which is a long, cylindrical bundle of nerves that extends from the brainstem to the lower back. Both the marrow and spinal cord are important components of the body's nervous and circulatory systems.

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  • 22. 

    Anti

    Explanation
    The word "anti" means "against". It is used to indicate opposition or opposition to something.

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  • 23. 

    Myco

    Explanation
    The given answer "fungus" is correct because "myco" is a prefix that refers to something related to fungi or mushrooms. Fungi are a group of organisms that include mushrooms, yeasts, and molds. Therefore, "fungus" is the most suitable term to describe the word "myco".

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  • 24. 

    Hallux

    Explanation
    The term "hallux" refers to the anatomical structure known as the "great toe" or "big toe". It is the largest and most prominent toe on the foot and is essential for balance and walking. "Hallux" is a medical term commonly used by healthcare professionals to describe this specific toe. Therefore, the correct answer is "great toe (big toe)".

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  • 25. 

    Physio

  • 26. 

    Bucc(o)

    Explanation
    The term "bucc(o)" refers to the cheek. This is evident from the given information that "bucc(o)" is followed by the word "cheek". Therefore, the correct answer is cheek.

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  • 27. 

    Palpebr

    Explanation
    The word "palpebr" is most likely a misspelling of "palpebra," which refers to the anatomical term for eyelid. The correct answer is "eyelid," which is the English term for the anatomical structure that covers and protects the eye.

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  • 28. 

    Plasia

    Explanation
    The term "plasia" is a suffix that refers to the abnormal growth or formation of cells or tissues. On the other hand, "development" is a noun that describes the process of growth, maturation, or advancement. Therefore, "development" is a more appropriate answer as it encompasses the general concept of growth and formation, which aligns with the meaning of the suffix "plasia".

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  • 29. 

    Rug

    Explanation
    The word "rug" is associated with the words "wrinkle," "fold," and "crease" because these words describe the action or result of manipulating the rug's surface. When a rug is not laid flat, it can develop wrinkles, folds, or creases. These words all convey a similar idea of the rug's surface being uneven or not smooth.

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  • 30. 

    Aur

  • 31. 

    Acoust(i)

    Explanation
    The term "acoust(i)" refers to sound or the sense of hearing. Therefore, the correct answer "hearing" aligns with the meaning of "acoust(i)" as it relates to the auditory perception of sound.

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  • 32. 

    Colp(o)

    Explanation
    The term "colp(o)" is a medical prefix that refers to the hollow or cavity of a body part. In this case, it specifically relates to the vagina, which is a hollow organ in the female reproductive system. The prefix "colp(o)" is commonly used in medical terminology to describe conditions or procedures related to the vagina. Therefore, the correct answer is "hollow, vagina."

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  • 33. 

    Phon

    Explanation
    The word "phon" is derived from the Greek word "phone" which means "voice" or "sound". It is commonly used as a prefix in words related to sound or voice, such as "telephone" (a device used for transmitting sound over long distances) or "phonetics" (the study of the sounds of human speech). Therefore, the correct answer is "voice, sound".

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  • 34. 

    Leio

  • 35. 

    Cor

  • 36. 

    Ren

  • 37. 

    Orchi

    Explanation
    The given answer "testis" is correct because it is the correct term for the male reproductive organ responsible for producing sperm and testosterone. The term "orchi" is a prefix meaning testicle, and "testis" is the singular form of testes, which refers to the pair of male reproductive glands located in the scrotum. Therefore, "testis" is the appropriate answer in this context.

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  • 38. 

    Encephal

    Explanation
    The word "encephal" is derived from the Greek word "enkephalos," which means brain. Therefore, the correct answer is brain.

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  • 39. 

    Thalam

    Explanation
    The term "thalam" refers to an inner chamber.

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  • 40. 

    Plexus

    Explanation
    A braid is a type of hairstyle that involves interweaving three or more strands of hair. It is a common and popular hairstyle choice among individuals looking for a versatile and stylish look. The word "plexus" does not have any direct connection or relation to the concept of a braid, making it an incorrect answer choice.

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  • 41. 

    Cilia

    Explanation
    Cilia are small, hair-like structures found on the surface of certain cells in the body. They are responsible for various functions such as moving mucus and debris out of the respiratory tract. On the other hand, an eyelash is a single hair that grows on the edge of the eyelid. It helps protect the eye from foreign particles, such as dust, by acting as a barrier. Therefore, the term "eyelash" is the correct answer as it is a specific type of hair found on the eyelid, while cilia refer to hair-like structures found on various cells in the body.

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  • 42. 

    Dendr

  • 43. 

    Phleb

  • 44. 

    Pilo

  • 45. 

    Histo

  • 46. 

    Stoma

    Explanation
    The term "stoma" refers to an opening or pore in a living organism, typically found in plants or animals. In this context, "stoma" can be specifically referring to the mouth, which is the primary opening through which food enters the digestive system in humans and many animals. Therefore, the correct answer is "mouth".

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  • 47. 

    Tympan

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eardrum" because a tympan, also known as the eardrum, is a thin membrane that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. It vibrates in response to sound waves and transmits them to the middle ear. The term "eardrum" is commonly used to refer to this structure in medical and everyday language.

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  • 48. 

    Umbilic

    Explanation
    The word "umbilic" refers to something related to the navel or belly button. The correct answer, "navel," is a noun that specifically refers to the central point of the abdomen where the umbilical cord was attached during fetal development.

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  • 49. 

    Salpingo

  • 50. 

    Lacrim

    Explanation
    The word "lacrim" is a Latin word that means "tear." Therefore, the correct answer is "tear," which is a synonym for "lacrim."

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