How Medical Terms are Formed


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The word part that gives a location in the medical term is the _____.

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1. What might the word root be converted to when it is used in a medical term?

2. When is the combining form needed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Creating medical terms properly is vital to diagnosing and treating patients, and these quiz/worksheet tools will assess your knowledge of how to correctly form medical terminology. The scope of the questions in this quiz ranges from identifying the use of different word parts to using a combining form in a medical term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on these key concepts:

  • Proper use of a combining form
  • Word part that indicates location
  • Combination of word parts
  • Word part that defines what is happening in a term

Skills Practiced

Ascertain how to apply these skills to your studies by completing the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about forming medical terms from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of word parts to understand how a word root could be converted when found in a medical word
  • Defining key concepts - confirm that you can accurately define main word parts, such as parts that tell what is happening or provides a location

Additional Learning

Accelerate your studying of the formation of medical terms by reviewing the dynamic video lesson entitled How Medical Terms are Formed. Learning objectives found in the lesson include:

  • Understand the meaning of the phrase Language of Medicine
  • Define word root
  • Know how to properly break down a medical term to its word parts
  • Identify real-world medical terms by their word parts