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Glossary of The Language of Medicine Ch 15

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calc/o
calci/o
calcium
kyph/o
humpback
posterior curvature in the thoracic region
lamin/o
lamina
part of the vertebral arch
lord/o
curve
swayback
anterior curvature of the lumbar region
lumb/o
loins
lower back
myel/o
bone marrow
orth/o
straight
oste/o
bone
scoli/o
crooked
bent
lateral curvature
spondyl/o
used to make words about conditions of the structure
vertebra
vertebr/o
used to describe the structure
vertebra
-blast
embryonic
immature cell
-clast
to break
-listhesis
slipping
-malacia
softening
-physis
to grow
-porosis
pore
passage
-tome
instrument to cut
acetabul/o
acetabulm
hip socket
calcane/o
calcaneus
heel bone
carp/o
carpals
wrist bones
clavicul/o
clavicle
collar bone
cost/o
ribs
true ribs
false ribs
floating ribs
crani/o
cranium
skull bones
femor/o
femur
thigh bone
fibul/o
fibula
smaller lower leg bone
humer/o
humerus
upper arm bone
ili/o
ilium
upper part of the pelvic bone
isch/o
ischium
posterior part of the pelvic bone
malleol/o
malleolus
process on each side of the ankle
mandibul/o
mandible
lower jaw bone
maxill/o
maxilla
upper jaw bone
metacarp/o
metacarpals
hard bones
metatars/o
metatarsals
foot bone
olecran/o
olecranon
elbow
patell/o
patella
kneecap
pelv/i
pelvis
hipbone
perone/o
fibula
phalang/o
phalanges
finger
toe bones
pub/o
pubis
anterior part of the pelvic bone
radi/o
radius
lower arm bone-thumb side
scapul/o
scapula
shoulder bone
stern/o
sternum
breastbone
tars/o
tarsals
bones of the hindfoot
tibi/o
tibia
shin bone
uln/o
ulna
lower arm bone-little finger side

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