This lesson features a two-page Latin root word worksheet scripted to help students break down the meaning of medical terminology found in the cytology (cell) chapter in their Human Anatomy and Physiology textbook. The worksheet features a two-column listing of 28 Latin/Greek root words on the first page. Then students break down the meaning of 16 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.
Student answer: Hypo/glyc/emia deficient/sugar/blood
Definition: Low blood sugar
Compound words students break down to include the following: cytology, phagocytosis, pinocytosis, endocytosis, exocytosis, glucose, nucleoplasm, hypertonic, hypotonic, isotonic, necrosis, mitosis, metastasis, neoplasm, dysplasia, and metaplasia.
A two-page color-coated answer key is provided.