Medical Prefixes to Indicate Front, Behind, Above, Below & Around

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Which of the following prefixes means surrounding?

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1. Which prefix can be used to maintain the meaning of the term hypergastric?

2. Which set of prefixes are opposites?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your level of understanding about medical prefixes for directions and locations of the body and body parts. Subjects you will need to understand include hyperumbilical and the term for under the tongue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz and worksheet to comprehend:

  • Prefixes with the same meanings
  • Prefixes that are opposites
  • Under the tongue
  • The prefix for 'surrounding'
  • Hyperumbilical

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced in this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related medical prefixes lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of these prefixes and terms that they form when combined with root words
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about prefixes that are opposites

Additional Learning

To understand information about a group of medical prefixes, read the complementary lesson called Medical Prefixes to Indicate Front, Behind, Above, Below & Around. This lesson includes the following subjects:

  • Identify the meaning of the prefixes 'post' and 'retro'
  • Learn about how the prefixes 'pre' and 'ante' are used in medical terms
  • Review the medical terms that describe the direction of above and below
  • Recall the additional medical terms that describe the direction of above and below
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