Word roots, prefixes and suffixes of anatomical terms :
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|Prefix or suffix||Examples||Meaning|
|vagin-||Vagina||Of or pertaining to the vagina|
|varic-||Varicose||Swollen or twisted vein|
|ven-||Vein||Of or pertaining to the veins|
|ventr-||Ventrodorsal||Of or pertaining to the belly|
|ventricul-||Cardiac ventriculography||Of or pertaining to the ventricles|
|vesic-||Vesical arteries||Of or pertaining to the bladder|
|viscer-||Viscera||Of or pertaining to the internal organs, the viscera|
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.