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Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
The word clavicle refers to what part of the body? collarbone
The medical suffix -ostomy means: artificial opening
The word thorax refers to what part of the body? chest
Another word for the lower jaw is: mandible
The suffix -itis means: inflammation
Brachi refers to what part of the body? arm
An abnormal curvature of the spine is called: scoliosis
The word patella refers to: kneecap
The prefix dys- means: painful or difficult
Intercostal refers to: between the ribs
The prefix juxta- means: adjoining or side by side
Intra means: within or inside
The suffix -ectomy means: excision
Whiplash is a term used for an injury to the: neck or back
The prefix anti- means: against
Your outermost layer of skin is called the: epidermis
Gastrectomy means: removal of all or part of the stomach
A sagging or prolapse of the kidney is called: nephroptosis
The study of nerves and the nervous system is called: neurology
Cardialgia means: pain in the heart
Created by: mecraeducation
 

 



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