I created this two-page Latin root word worksheet to help students break down the meaning of medical terminology found in the skeletal system for Human Anatomy and Physiology. This worksheet features a two-column listing of 29 Latin/Greek root words. Then students identify the roots and write out the English meaning of the roots for 19 scientific compound words. Students first are directed to slash each compound word into its roots. Then students are directed to write the meaning of each root in between slashes on the line next to the slashed compound term. Finally, students are directed to write the fluent meaning/definition of the term on the subsequent line. Refer to the provided example below.
Student answer: Hypo/glyc/emia ___Deficient / Sugar / Blood___
Definition: ___Low blood sugar levels___
Scientific compound words/terms covered in this conversion exercise are amphiarthrosis, epiphysis, osteoblast, osteoclast, periosteum, synarthrosis, diarthrosis, intercostal muscles, bursitis, ossification, osteomyelitis, myeloma, hydrocephalus, chondrosarcoma, metacarpals, microcephalia, scoliosis, and osteoporosis.
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