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Word roots, prefixes and suffixes of anatomical terms :
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|mal-, malign-||Malignant||Harmful, bad|
|mamm-||Mammogram||Of or pertaining to the breast|
|mammill-||Mammillaplasty||Of or pertaining to the nipple|
|manu-||Manufacture||Of or pertaining to the hand|
|mast-||Mastectomy||Of or pertaining to the breast|
|mega-, megalo-, -megaly||Splenomegaly||Enlargement, million|
|-meter||Sphygmomanometer||Instrument used to measure or count|
|-metry||Optometry||Process of measuring|
|metr-||Metrorrhagia||Pertaining to conditions of the uterus|
|my-, myo-||Myoblast||Of or relating to muscle|
|myel-||Myeloblast||Bone marrow, or spinal cord|
|myl-||Mylohyoid||Of or relating to molar teeth or lower jaw|
In this section we've added a few alternative study aids to help you along.
- Articles - Here you'll find a range of short articles on basic anatomy and physiology topics, complete with a few 'test yourself' questions for each one.
- Images and pdf's - Just in case you get tired of looking at the screen we've provided images and pdf files that you can print out and use for 'off-line' practice.
- Word Roots - When you learn the word roots, prefixes and suffixes contained within anatomical and medical terms, you can often work out what they mean. This can be a useful skill as you progress in your studies, so we've provided a dictionary to help you!
- Games - Finally in the resources section, we've added some simple games to make anatomy and physiology practice a little bit more fun.