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74 terms

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