Medical Quiz

Terms for The Skeletal System Quiz


The suffix “-desis” means:

A. loosening, setting free

B. bind, tie together

C. crooked, bent

D. without, lack of

The outside of the bone is called the ________________________

A. periosteum

B. cancellous

C. endosteum

D. compact

The root word for curved, swayback or bent is:

A. synovi/o

B. lord/o

C. scoli/o

D. spondyl/o

The suffix “-algia” means:

A. pain

B. surgery

C. endoscopy

D. inflammation

“Crani/o” means:

A. rib

B. skull

C. pain

D. joint

A break in bone that does not penetrate the skin

A. stress fracture

B. closed fracture

C. compound fracture

D. open fracture

An injury to a ligament is called a _______.

A. sprain

B. strain

C. contusion

D. cramp

The root word for “rib” is:

A. chondr/o

B. cost/o

C. arthr/o

D. ankyl/o

Which of the following would be classified as in the axial skeleton?

A. Humerus

B. Femur

C. Sternum

D. Carpal bones

What is the name given to the end of a long bone?

A. Compact bone

B. Epiphysis

C. Diaphysis

D. Periosteum

The femur and humerus could be classified as

A. Short Bones

B. Long Bones

C. Irregular Bones

D. Flat Bones

Rickets is caused by a lack of which vitamin? 

A. A

B. D

C. E

D. C

Chondr/o means

A. rib

B. cartilage

C. joint

D. ligament






A Podiatrist would see you as a patient if you had an injured_______________.

A. hand

B. knee

C. foot

D. back

Bones of the wrist could be classified as 

A. Short Bones

B. Long Bones

C. Irregular Bones

D. Flat Bones

Lumb/o means

A. lumbar

B. hump

C. normal

D. neck

Synovial membrane or fluid is the meaning for:

A. scoli/o

B. lord/o

C. synovi/o

D. spondyl/o

Spondyl/o means:

A. vertebrae

B. cranium

C. skull

D. costae

Anterior curve in lumbar spine

A. lordosis

B. kyphosis

C. scoliosis

Kyph/o means

A. hump

B. lumbar

C. swayback

D. neck

Arthr/o means

A. bone

B. joint

C. muscle

D. tendon

“-lysis” means:

A. toward, near

B. away from

C. curved, bent

D. loosening, setting free

The root word for bone is:

A. cost/o

B. lord/o

C. chondr/o

D. oste/o

To examine and surgically repair a joint with an arthroscope is called:

A. arthroscopy

B. arthrotomy

C. arthomy

D. arthritis


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