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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