IMAT 2015 Q31 [Osteocytes]

Where in a shoulder joint are osteocytes found?

A. muscle tissue
B. ligament
C. cartilage
D. bone tissue
E. skin

“Cyte” is a suffix commonly used to denote “a cell.” “Osteo” is commonly used to denote bones. The combination of the two means “Bone cell,” which allows us to understand that the answer is D.

Knowing medical prefixes and suffixes will allow you to prepare better for the exam and in medical school.

We suggest you analyze every new term you encounter. Knowing the origin of a word will also allow you to make sense of its definition and remember it.

For convenience, we create a list of medical roots, suffixes, and prefixes you can memorize. Knowing these will help you better understand the basics.