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Glossary of WMT Body Structures

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abdomino
abdomen
acro
extremities
antero
anterior
blepharo
eyelid
caudo
tail, lower portion of the body
cephalo
head
chiro
hand
cranio
skull
cyano
blue
dactylo
digits (fingers and toes)
disto, tele
distant
dorso
dorsal, back side
electro
electricity
encephalo
brain
giganto
large
gramo
to print or record
infero
inferior, situated below
kinesio
movement
latero
side
medio
medial, middle
myo
muscle
omphalo
umbilicus
pelvi
pelvis
peritono
peritoneum
postero
posterior
proximo
near
soma, somato
body
spino
spine
supero
superior, uppermost
thoraco
thorax (chest)
ventro
ventral, belly
anti-
against
bi-
two
brady-
slow
dys-
bad, painful or difficult
en-
in or inside
mega-
large
tachy-
fast
uni-
one
-ad
toward
-dynia
pain
-eal
pertaining to
-gram
a record
-graph
recording instrument
-graphy
process of recording
-itis
inflammation
-megaly
enlargement
-osis
condition (sometimes disease or abnormal increase)
-pathy
disease
-plasty
surgical repair
-pnea
breathing
-spasm
cramp or twitching

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