- Cancer & Medical Terminology
- Word Roots, Suffixes, & Prefixes
- Common Symptomatic Suffixes
- Common Diagnostic Suffixes
- Complaints & Symptoms
- Exercise 1
- Exercise 2
- Exercise 3
- Exercise 4
- Exercise 5
- Exercise 6
- Exercise 7
- Exercise 8
- Exercise 9
- Exercise 10
- Exercise 11
- Exercise 12
- Physical Findings
- Abbreviations, Symbols, & Acronyms
- Selected Bibliography
Formation of Medical Terms: Exercise 4
Now let us learn a few of the roots and suffixes associated with the symptoms of a patient with cancer. While doing this you will also learn a few root names for parts of the anatomy.
Suppose as the result of a cold, you have a runny nose. Your doctor might call this condition rhinorrhea:
- rhin(o) - a root meaning nose
- rrhea - a suffix meaning flow, discharge
Which of the following terms would you say is a legitimate word?
Make your selection by clicking one of the radio buttons below.
Refers to the study of the nose. More important, however, you should remember that two suffixes cannot be combined to form a word. Itis and ology are both suffixes.