By the end of this course you should be able to: (1) Understand the importance of medical terminology and how it can be incorporated into the study of the human body, (2) Differentiate between a prefix, suffix, word root, and a compound term, (3) Link word parts to form medical terms, (4) Differentiate between singular and plural endings of.
ANATOMICAL WORD ROOTS Appendix I When studying anatomy for the first time, many students are confronted with numerous unfamiliar terms that must be mastered, because effective communication requires their use. Word Roots.
Some understanding of the derivation of anatomical terms from their classical origins will help to fix their meanings and spelling in. Oste/o is a combining form that means bone arthr/o is a combining form that means joint-itis is a suffix that means.