Chapter 8: Medical Terminology and Disease | Crossword


2.the five parts used to form medical terms; includes the word root, prefix, suffix, combining vowel, and combining form
5.the part of a word that is added after the word root to change its meaning
9.the part of a word that comes before the word root; changes the meaning of the word root
10.cancerous tumor derived from epithelial cells
11.a group of organs working together to perform various functions and maintain homeostasis
12.words formed from the first letters or parts of other words
14.term that describes a tumor that is threatening to life cancerous
15.letter used to combine two word roots, or a word root and a suffix; usually an o
16.hardening of arteries as a result of plaque buildup on an arterial wall


1.spaces in the body that contain organs; the human body is divided into the dorsal and ventral cavities
2.the body or the main element of aword
3.a disorder featuring a progressive loss of memory and other intellectual functions
4.a tumor; can be either malignant or benign
6.term for redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, and heat affecting an area of the body; often a result of tissues reacting to injury
7.imaginary planes, or flat surfaces, that divide the body into sections; include sagittal, coronal, and transverse planes
8.the spread of cancerous cells from their place of origin to other parts of the body via the bloodstream abnormal growth of cells in the body that multiply rapidly and invade normal tissue

G-W Learning