Medical Terminology Crossword: Medical Prefixes

Medical Prefixes Crossword

Prefixes are attached to the beginning of a word root and provides additional information; modifies meaning.


  • The prefix hyper means excessive.
  • The word root plasia means growth.
  • By adding the prefix hyper at the beginning of plasia, it becomes hyperplasia. The meaning has been modified and now means excessive growth. 


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Definitions from: Basic Medical Language 6th Edition and  Exploring Medical Language 10th Edition,  Elsevier

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