|[ 1 ] Quick Introduction.
[ 2 ] Word Building Reference: This is a great reference to help strengthen your understanding of medical terminology. See how common medical terms are created using the various prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
[ 4 ] Medical Terminology Exams Twenty new exams were created to test your knowledge of medical terminology.
|Prefix: A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to modify or change its meaning. Pre means “before.” Prefixes may also indicate a location, number, or time.
Root: central part of a word.
Suffix: The ending part of a word that modifies the meaning of the word.
Example: cholecystitis. Root = ‘cholecyst/o’ -Definition: gallbladder and the suffix is ‘itis’ – Definition: inflammation. Translation: inflammation of the gallbladder.
Medical Terminology Reference
|Use this reference to see how common medical terms are created using the various prefixes, suffixes, and root words. The first release of this reference included close to 1000 words. We are still in the process of developing new content. Medical terms have not been released yet for the following letters: J,W,Y, Z.|
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