Medical Word Roots Indicating Color


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What is the term for the color gray?

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1. What color is being referred to in the term, xanthoma?

2. Which word part is erythro in the term erythrolaryngosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Medical terms often contain word roots that identify a specific color to accurately describe an illness or disorder, and this worksheet and quiz are written to analyze your knowledge of them. Questions in the assessment ask you to identify specific word parts in medical terminology and correctly define certain word roots.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will have you answer questions about the:

  • Color identified in the word xanthoma
  • Definition of leukemia
  • Word part that means gray
  • Specific word parts found in the medical terms poliomyelitis and erythrolaryngosis

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet are designed to help you develop the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about medical word roots for colors from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of word roots to correctly define medical terminology linked with specific colors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding color terms being used as different types of word parts and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Check out the accompanying lesson entitled Medical Word Roots Indicating Color to learn more. The lesson effectively meets these key objectives:

  • Recognize the appropriate word part when a color term is used to describe a subject
  • Know the colors that are identified by the word roots cyan/o and melan/o
  • Understand that word roots for colors are found in terminology describing many parts and disorders of the human body
  • Identify the correct word part when a color term is used as a subject