Suffixes for Medical Procedures


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Suffixes bring ______ to a medical term.

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1. Which of the following suffixes means 'suspension'?

2. Which of the following suffixes means 'removal'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Recognizing common suffixes, the endings affixed to words, can clue you in to the definition of medical terms. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quiz yourself on suffixes of medical procedure terminology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about the following:

  • The purpose of suffixes
  • The meaning of common suffixes in medical procedure terminology
  • Understanding the term 'lithotripsy' based on its suffix

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on suffixes for medical procedures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding procedural suffixes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about suffixes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can identify and interpret the meaning of parts of words that may originate from foreign languages

Additional Learning

Continue learning by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Suffixes for Medical Procedures. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define 'suffix'
  • Describe the role of the suffix of a word
  • Recognize and translate common suffixes in medical procedure terminology such as -desis, -pexy, -ectomy, -plasty, -stomy, -scopy, and -tripsy
  • Relate the definition of a particular suffix to the meaning of the word containing it