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musculoskeletal /

Roots/Combining forms

acetabul/o hip socket
ankyl/o bent/fused
aponeur/o tendon type
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
burs/o flluid-filled sac in joint
calc/o, calci/o calcium
calcane/o calcaneous (heel)
carp/o carpals (wrist bone)
chondr/o cartilage
clavic/o, clavicul/o clavicle (collar bone)
cost/o rib
crani/o cranium (skull)
disc/o intervertebral disc
femor/o thigh bone
fibul/o fibula
humer/o humerus (upper arm bone)
ili/o ilium (upper pelvic bone)
ischi/o ischium (posterior pelvic bone)
kinesi/o movement
kyph/o hump
lamin/o lamina
lord/o curve
lumb/o lower back
malleol/o malleolus (process on lateral ankle)
mandibul/o mandible (lower jaw)
maxill/o maxilla (upper jawbone)
menisc/o meniscus
menisci/o meniscus
metacarp/o metacarpals (hand)
metatars/o metatarsals (foot)
myel/o bone marrow
my/o, muscul/o muscle
olecran/o olencranon (elbow)
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
patell/o patella (kneecap)
pelv/i pelvis (hip)
perone/o fibula
petr/o stone
phalang/o phalanges (finger or toe)
plant/o sole of foot
pub/o pubis
rachi/o spine
radi/o radius (lower arm)
rhabdomy/o skeleton (straited muscle)
rheumat/o watery flow (collection of fluids in joints)
sacr/o sacrum
scapul/o scapula (shoulder)
scoli/o bent
spondyl/o vertebra
stern/o sternum (breast bone)
synovi/o synovial joint membrane
tars/o tarsal (ankle/foot)
ten/o tendon
tend/o tendon (connective tissue)
tendin/o tendon (connective tissue)
tibi/o shin bone
uln/o ulna (lower arm bone)
vertebr/o vertebra
Created by: Sharon Rainer