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ankylos/o stiffening
ankylosing spondylitis inflammation of the spine causing steffening
arthr/o joint
arthritis inflammation of the joint
carp/o wrist bone
carpaly pertaining to the wrist bone
cervic/o neck
cervical vertebrae vertebrae of the neck
chondr/o cartilage
cartilage cushion between the bone
costochondritis inflammation of the rib cage
cost/o ribs
costectomy removal of a rib
crani/o skull
crainectomy removal of part of the skull
dactyl/o digits (fingers)
dactylography process of being finger printed
femor/o femur
femur thigh bone
femoral pertaining to the femur
fibul/o fibula
fibula smallest bone of the calf
fibular fracture break in the fibia
humer/o humerus
humerus upper arm bone
humeral pertaining to the humerus
ili/o ilium
ilium pelvic bones (sides)
iliac crest flared portion of the ilium
lamin/o lamina of the vertebrae
laminectomy removing a portion of the vertebra
ligament/o ligaments
ligaments attached bone to bone
ligamentary pertaining to the ligaments
mandibul/o mandible
mandible lower jaw
mandibular pertaining to the mandible
maxill/o maxilla
maxilla upper jaw
maxillary pertaining to the maxilla
myocardium muscle layer of the heart
osteogenesis process of bone formation
ossification process of bone formation
oss/i bone
patell/o patella
patella knee cap
patellar pertaining to the patella
pelv/i pelvis
pelvic cavity space in the pelvis
phalang/o phalanges
phalanges fingers and toes
phalangeal pertaining to the fingers and toes
rachi/o vertebrae, spine
spondyl/o vertebrae,spine
vertebr/o vertebrae,spine
rachitis inflamed vertebrae
vertebral column the spine composed of vertebrae
stern/o sternum
sternum breast bone
substernal under the sternum
ten/o tendon
tend/o tendon
tendin/o tendon
tendon attaches muscle to bone
tendonitis inflammation of the tendon
tibi/o tibia
tibia shin bone
tibial pertaining to the tibia
osteoporosis poris of bone (lack of milk)
arthrocentesis surgical puncture of the joint to remove fluid
Created by: bpstears