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Axia College Material
Appendix C

Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 2

Complete activities A, B, & C.

A. Use the word bank below to build the medical word that corresponds to each definition in problems 1-13. Click the grey box to begin typing.
|-ior |later/o- |infer/o- |umbilic/o- |
|-al |dors/o- |caud/o- |inguin/o- |
|poster/o- |-ar |ventr/o- |hypo- |
|medi/o |super/o- |-ad |anter/o- |
|-ly |gastr/o- |lumb/o- |-ic |

1. Pertaining to the lower back lumbar

2. Pertaining to below the stomach

3. Pertaining to the naval

4. Pertaining to the front part

5. Pertaining to going toward the front part

6. Pertaining to the groin

7. Pertaining to the back part

8. Pertaining to going toward the back part

9. Pertaining to going toward the middle

10. Pertaining to going toward the side

11. Pertaining to above

12. Pertaining to below

13. In the direction of the tailbone

B. Define the following words or word parts.

|-ad |Toward, in the direction of |-ior |Pertaining to |
|-ics |Organized knowledge, treatment|Ana- |Upward or up |
|Prone |Lying on adomen |Supine |On back of face |
|viscera- |Pertaining to the internal |transverse |Lying or extending across |
| |organs | | |
|Hypo- |Below normal |Re- |Denotes repetition |

C. In this activity, break the medical word into its word parts. Using the word parts, create a definition of the word. Write a sentence using the word in a medical context. Use the table to record your answers.

|Medical Word |Prefix |Combining form |Additional Combining |Suffix |Definition |
| | | |form or suffix | | |
|Anteroposterior | Anter/o |Poster/o | |Ior |Moving through the front to the back |
|Sentence: An X-ray taken from the front of the person with his back against the film plate is an anteroposterior view. |
|Midsagittal |Mid |Sagitta | |Al |At the middle of the sagittal plane |
|Sentence: The midsagittal contains the cerebellum, cerebrum, and the brain stem. |
|Distally | |Dist | |Ally |Far from the center |
|Sentence: The knee is distally located from the hip. |
|Proximally | |Proxim | |Ally |Immediately, most directly |
|Sentence: Her eye is proximally above her cheek. |
|Physiology |Physio | | |logy |The branch of biology that deals with the normal |
| | | | | |functions of living organisms and their parts. |
|Sentence: My cousin is studying physiology. |

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