Greek and latin origins of Words Used with the SKULL. LAB 2

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Acoust

Hearing. ex)acoustic meatus on temporal bone

Alveolus

Air space, sockets. ex) alveolar margin on mandible and maxilla

chiasma

a crossing. ex) optic chiasma

concha

a shell. ex) nasal concha

condyle

a rounded surface. ex) occipital condyles

corona

a crown. ex)coronal suture

cranium

the skull. ex) cranial vault

cribriform

sieve like. ex)cribriform plate of spenoid bone

crista galli

cocks comb. ex) crista galli of sphenoid bone

ethmoid

resembling a sieve. ex) ethmoid bone

sieve

a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

fossa

a ditch. ex) glenoid fossa on the scapula

lacrima

tears, weeping. ex) lacrimal canal

lambda

looks like the letter lambda. ex) lambdoidal suture

mastoid

breast like. mastoid process of temporal bone. Where neck muscles attach.

maxilla

the jaw. ex) maxilla

meatus

a passage. ex) auditory meatus

mentum

the chin ex)mental foramen

occipit

back of the head. ex) occipital bone

olfact

smell. ex) olfactory nerve

parietal

pertaining to a wall. parietal bone

petrous

stony, rock like. petrous portion of temporal bone

ramus

a branch. ex) ramus of mandible

sagitta

an arrow. sagittal suture

sella turcica

turks saddle. ex) sella turcica

septum

a fence. ex) nasal septum

sulcus

groove, trench. ex) central sulcus

sutura

a seam. ex) a suture

sphenoid

resembling a wedge. ex) sphenoid bone

squamous

flat. ex) squamous part of temporal bone

styloid

peg like. ex) styloid process on temporal bone

vomer

a plowshare. ex) vomer bone

plowshare

The cutting blade of a plow

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