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Medical Suffixes Quiz


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The suffix with the meaning of tumor or mass is……

A. otomy

B. itis

C. oma

D. scopy


-itis is the suffix for

A. disease

B. cancer

C. inflammation

D. illness


-scopy is the suffix for

A. observing

B. cutting

C. swelling

D. surgical repair


nephroPATHY means

A. enlarged kidney

B. removal of a kidney

C. disease of the kidney

D. healthy kidney


cranioMETRY would be the act of…….

A. measuring how tall you are

B. measuring how long your legs are

C. measuring how big your waist is

D. measuring how big your skull is


The study of life would be this…..

A. biology

B. cardiology

C. archeology

D. astrology


If I have a LIPOMA, I have this……

A. fatty tumor

B. fatty liver

C. fat stomach

D. big ankles


A rhinoPLASTY would be this…..

A. removal of an organ

B. surgical repair of the nose

C. placing tubes in an ear

D. getting fitted for glasses


angioEDEMA is

A. removal of blood vessels

B. taking blood

C. swelling of the blood vessels

D. removal of tissue


Another term for heart DISEASE would be

A. cardioMEGALY

B. cardioPATHY

C. cardioGRAPH

D. cardioGENIC


-edema is the suffix for ….

A. swelling

B. inflammation

C. disease

D. study of


PLASTY is the suffix meaning

A. removal

B. to cut into

C. surgical repair

D. inflammation


If a patient has conjunctivITIS, they have what of the eye?

A. inflammation

B. cancer

C. disease

D. removal


metry is the suffix for

A. the process of measuring

B. math

C. removing a tumor

D. adding stitches


otomy is the suffix for

A. surgical repair

B. swelling

C. tumor

D. an incision




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