The Language of Medicine - Word Parts Ch 15

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calc/o

calcium

calci/o

calcium

kyph/o

humpback, hunchback

lamin/o

lamina

lord/o

curve, swayback

lumb/o

loins, lower back

myel/o

bone marrow

orth/o

straight

oste/o

bone

scoli/o

crooked, bent

spondyl/o

vertebra

vertebr/o

vertebra

-blast

embyronic, immature cell

-clast

to break

-listhesis

slipping

-malacia

softening

-physis

to grow

-porosis

pore, passage

-tome

instrument to cut

acetabul/o

acetabulum (hip socket)

calcane/o

calcaneus

carp/o

carpals (wrist bones)

clavicul/o

clavicle

cost/o

ribs

crani/o

cranium (skull)

femor/o

femur (thigh bone)

fibul/o

fibula (smaller lower leg bone)

humer/o

humerus (upper arm bone)

ili/o

ilium (part of pelvic bone)

ischi/o

ischium

malleol/o

malleolus

mandibul/o

mandible

maxill/o

maxilla

metacarp/o

metacarpals (hand bones)

metatars/o

metatarsals (foot bones)

olecran/o

olecranon (elbow)

patell/o

patella (kneecap)

pelv/i

pelvis (hipbone)

perone/o

fibula

phalang/o

phalanges

pub/o

pubis

radi/o

radius

scapul/o

scapula

stern/o

sternum

tars/o

tarsals

tibi/o

tibia

uln/o

ulna

ankyl/o

stiff

arthr/o

joint

articul/o

joint

burs/o

bursa

chondr/o

cartilage

ligament/o

ligament

rheumat/o

watery flow

synov/o

synovial membrane

ten/o

tendon

tendin/o

tendon

-desis

to bind, together

-stenosis

narrowing

fasci/o

fascia

fibr/o

fibrous connective tissue

leiomy/o

smooth muscle that lines the walls of internal organs

my/o

muscle

myocardi/o

heart muscle

myos/o

muscle

plant/o

sole of the foot

rhabdomy/o

skeletal

sarc/o

muscle and flesh

-asthenia

lack of strength

-trophy

development, nourishment

ab-

away from

ad-

toward

dorsi-

back

poly-

many, much

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