Defining Medical Terms  

Defining Medical Terms  Match the terms on the left with their correct definitions on the right. Remember to base your choices on the meaning of each word part.  _____

1. oste/o/arthr/itis                                     a. pertaining to within the vertebral column  _____

2. hepat/o/megaly                                    b. disease of the heart tissue.  _____

3. cardi/o/my/o/pathy                               c. inflammation of the bones and joints  _____

4. inter/vertebr/al                                      d. disease of the heart muscle  _____

5. rhin/o/plasty                                         e. enlargement of the liver                                                                             f. enlargement of the kidney                                                                             g. surgical procedure of the nose


The medical terms given below have been divided into word parts. For each term, list its word parts and give the category and its meaning for each part (using the glossary at the back of your text or a medical dictionary). Then define the term.    Word Parts Category Meaning

1. oste/o/arthr/itis

2. hepat/o/megaly

3. my/o/pathy___

4. inter/vertebr/al

5. rhin/o/plasty

6. electr/o/therapy

7. gastr/ectomy

8. sub/cutane/ous

9. dys/pepsia

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