Word roots, prefixes and suffixes of anatomical terms :
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|-dactyl-||Dactylology||Of or pertaining to a finger, toe|
|de-||Deciduous||Away from, cessation|
|dent-||Dentist||Of or pertaining to teeth|
|derma-, dermato-||Dermatology||Of or pertaining to the skin|
|dextr-||Dextrocardia||Right, on the right side|
|dia-||Dialysis||Through, during, across|
|digit-||Digit||Of or pertaining to the finger|
|-dipsia||Polydipsia||Condition of thirst|
|dis-||Dissection||Separation, taking apart|
|dors-, dors-||Dorsal||Of or pertaining to the back|
|dromo-||Dromotropic||Running, conduction, course|
|dynam-||Hand strength dynamometer||Force, energy, power|
In this section we've added a few alternative study aids to help you along.
- Articles - Here you'll find a range of short articles on basic anatomy and physiology topics, complete with a few 'test yourself' questions for each one.
- Images and pdf's - Just in case you get tired of looking at the screen we've provided images and pdf files that you can print out and use for 'off-line' practice.
- Word Roots - When you learn the word roots, prefixes and suffixes contained within anatomical and medical terms, you can often work out what they mean. This can be a useful skill as you progress in your studies, so we've provided a dictionary to help you!
- Games - Finally in the resources section, we've added some simple games to make anatomy and physiology practice a little bit more fun.