Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

The four elements used to form words are?

root
combining form
suffix
prefix

A root is the main part or foundation of a word, In the words, arthritis, arthroma, & arthroscope, the root is?

arthr

A combining vowel is usually and e

False - A combining vowel is usually an "o"

A word root links a suffix that begins with a consonant

False - A word root links a suffix that begins with a vowel

A combining form links multiple roots to each other

True

A combining form links a suffix that begins with a consonant

True

To define a medical word, first define the prefix

False - To define a medical word, fist define the suffix or the end of the work. Second define the first part of th word. Third, define the middle of the word.

In the term intramuscular, intra is the prefix

True

splen/o

Spleen

hyster/o

Uterus

enter/o

intestine

neur/o

nerve

dermat/o

skin

hydro/o

water

What is the word root of Nephritis

nephr

What is the word root of arthrodesis

arthr

What is the word root of dermatitis

dermat

What is the word root of dentist

dent

What is the word root of gastrectomy

gastr

What is the word root of chondritis

chondr

What is the word root of hepatoma

hepat

What is the word root of muscular

muscu

What is the word root of gastria

gastr

What is the word root of osteoma

oste

What is the combining form of nephr

nephr

What is the combining form of hepat/o

hepat/o

What is the combining form of arthr

arthr

What is the combining form of oste/o/arthr

asteo/o

What is the combining form of cholangi/o

cholangi/o

Rule 1 for building medical words

A word root links a suffix that begins with a vowel
hepat + itis =hepatitis

Rule 2 for building medical words

A combining form (root +o) links a suffix that begins with a consonant.
hepat/o + cyte = hepatocyte

Rule 3 for building medical words

A combining form links a root to another root to form a compound word.
oste/o + chondr + itis = osteochondritis

-itis

inflammation

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set