This Latin-Greek root word to English conversion activity reinforces the etymology of twenty scientific compound medical terms relating to the integumentary system. The words include: melanocyte, ecchymosis, subcutaneous (layer), melanoma, stratum germanitivum, apocrine (gland), ceruminous (gland), sudoriferous gland, dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, carcinoma, acne, thermal (regulation), sebaceous (gland), cyst, hypodermic, cyanosis, epidermis. A Latin/Greek root word – English meaning word bank is provided, consisting of thirty root 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___
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