Medical Quiz

Dermatology Vocabulary Quiz


blood in tissues

A. ecchym/o-

B. esthes/o-

C. rhytid/o-

D. sebace/o-

The combining form kel/o- means ________.

A. tumor

B. tearing

C. lice

D. scrape off

The combining form albin/o- means ________.

A. color

B. pigment

C. white

D. absent


A. hirsut/o-

B. kel/o-

C. necr/o-

D. xer/o-

The combining forms onych/o- and ungu/o- both mean ________.

A. fingernail, toenail

B. itching, scratching

C. below, underneath

D. hair, follicle


A. blephar/o-

B. carcin/o-

C. ecchym/o-

D. erythemat/o-


A. carcin/o-

B. contus/o-

C. cyan/o-

D. cry/o-

The meaning of “guarding; protecting” refers to the combining form ________.

A. lip/o-

B. sensitiv/o-

C. phylact/o-

D. cutane/o

Which word parts do you need to build a medical word that means “skin (that is) dry”?

A. -graft, all/o-

B. -itis, dermat/o-

C. -osis, cyan/o-

D. -derma, xer/

Divide the medical word microdermabrasion to find the word part that means “scrape off.”

A. abras/o-

B. -ion

C. micr/o-

D. derm/o-


A. cyan/o-

B. erythemat/o-

C. esthes/o-

D. sarc/o-


A. adip/o-, lip/o-

B. cutane/o-, cut/i

C. sebace/o-, seb/o-

D. esthes/o-

Which two combining forms mean “nail”?

A. lip/o- and adip/o-

B. derm/o- and diaphor/o-

C. pil/o- and trich/o-

D. ungu/o- and onych/o-

The combining forms adip/o- and lip/o- both mean ________

A. mouth

B. sin

C. layer

D. fat

The combining form integument/o- means ________.

A. protection

B. integument

C. to cover

D. skin

Which of these combining forms means “dead cells; dead tissue; dead body”?

A. necr/o-

B. cutane/o-

C. seb/o-

D. ungu/o-

sensation; feeling

A. esthes/o-

B. onych/o-

C. lacer/o-

D. integu/o-

rays of sun

A. abras/o-

B. actin/o-

C. rhytid/o-

D. sarc/o-


A. contus/o-

B. carcin/o-

C. blephar/o-

D. esthees/o-


A. scrape off

B. rays of sun

C. cancer

D. wrinkle

The suffix -dactyly, as in polydactyly, means ________.

A. abnormal condition of the skin

B. condition of fingers, condition of toes

C. process of reshaping by surgery

D. platelike structure


A. cold

B. cancer

C. connective tissue

D. sensation

ther; Strange

A. all/o-

B. blephar/o-

C. rhytid/o-

D. sebace/o-

The combining form prurit/o- means ________.

A. rash

B. itching

C. skin

D. layer

The combining form ungu/o- means ________.

A. “oil gland; sweat gland”

B. “skin”

C. “fingernail; toenail”

D. “dermis”


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