Medical Prefixes to Indicate Amount


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What is the prefix that means 4?

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1. Which prefix means slow?

2. Which set of prefixes are opposites of each other?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The prefix of a medical term is a word part attached to the beginning of the word that helps identify its meaning, and the assessment and worksheet will quiz you to see how much you understand about medical term prefixes. Quiz questions will ask you to identify the meaning of prefixes as well as identify word meanings based on their prefix.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Number prefixes
  • Speed prefixes
  • Prefixes that have opposite and similar meanings
  • The meaning of oligospermia

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz enable students to utilize these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the meaning of prefixes when paired with medical terminology and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as prefixes that indicate numbers and prefixes that mean half
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the meaning of hyper- and hypo-
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding prefixes that mean high and low, too fast and slow, and few and many

Additional Learning

Learn more about prefixes used to identify amount in medical terminology by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Medical Prefixes to Indicate Amount. The lesson will help students meet the following objectives:

  • Define prefix and find examples of why a prefix is used in a medical term
  • Differentiate between prefixes that mean high and low
  • Identify prefixes that indicate numbers
  • Differentiate between prefixes that mean fast and slow
  • Know the medical prefixes that indicate half
  • Differentiate between prefixes that mean few and many