1. The word part that contains the fundamental meaning of a word is the:
root word "stem word"
2. In the medical term 'intra/ven/ous', -ven- is the:
word root or stem word
3. The word part attached to the beginning of a word root in order to modify its meaning is called a(n):
4. In the medical term 'arthr/itis', -itis is the:
5. The word part attached to the end of a word root in order to modify its meaning is the:
6. The most common combining vowel is:
7. In the divided medical term 'arthr/o/pathy', "o" is the:
combining vowel "used with both the stem word and suffix"
8. In the divided medical term 'sub/hepat/ic', which part is the prefix and which part is the suffix?
sub- and -ic
9. The combining form of a stem word is usually made of two component parts, the _____ _____ and _____
word root and combining vowel
10. In the divided medial term 'osteopor/o/sis', the slash lines (/) indicate that the vowel "o” may be used as part of which
por- and -osis
11. The phrase, refers to or _____, is a generalized actual meaning (not a literal meaning) used for the suffixes -a, -ia,
-iac, -al, -ar, -ic, -is, -on, -os, -us, -ium, and -um.
12. Verb variations of a stem word usually describe:
action taken, condition, or state
13. Adjectives usually modify a noun (thing named) denoting quality, quantity, extent, or _____ .
distinction of the object
from something else
14. Breaking a compound term into component word parts (usually with its combining vowel or vowels) is
15. What cellular organelle contains chromosomes and has the literal meaning "nut"?
16. The combining form or term that literally means "internal organs" is:
17. The abdominal cavity contains the:
18. My/o- is the combining form of a word part that means:
19. The combining form hist/o- means:
tissue or web-like
20. A body part which is formed of two or more types of body tissue and performs one or more specific functions is
called a(n) ________:
21. The suffix –plas/ia is a compound suffix (2 or more parts) that refers to:
formation, growth or development
22. Bone is described as _____ tissue.
23. The combining form that means "cause of (disease)" is:
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