Free Anatomy and Physiology Quizzes!

Free Anatomy Quiz

Word roots, prefixes and suffixes of anatomical terms :




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Prefix/suffixExampleMeaning
galact-GalactorrheaMilk
gastr-GastrointestinalOf or pertaining to the stomach
gen-GenitaliaOriginate, produce
-genPathogenAgent that produces or originates
-genicCardiogenic shockFormative, pertaining to producing
genu-Genu valgumOf or pertaining to the knee
gingiv-GingivitisOf or pertaining to the gums
glauc-GlaucomaGrey or bluish-grey colour
gloss-, glott-GlossologyOf or pertaining to the tongue
gluco-GlucocorticoidSweet
glyco-GlycolysisSugar
gnath-GnathodynamometerOf or pertaining to the jaw
-gnosisdiagnosis, prognosisKnowledge
gon-GonorrheaSeed, semen, also reproductive
-gram, -grammeAngiogramRecord or picture
-graphElectrocardiographInstrument used to record data or picture
-graphyAngiographyProcess of recording
gyn-, gynec- GynecologyWoman




Resources :


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.