The roots of medical terminology :

Many anatomical and medical terms include word roots, prefixes and suffixes which come from Latin or Greek words. By learning the meaning of these roots, you can often make sense of words you may never have seen before, and easily expand your ability to understand and remember new terms.

To find out what a word means, click on the first letter of the word root, prefix or suffix below:

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You can also test your knowledge by trying the following quizzes :

Resources :

In this section we've added a few alternative study aids to help you along.