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Anatomy Vocab #10

Anatomy/Physiology Vocabulary Words #226-250

An optical device that diffracts light so that its rays either diverge or converge. Lens
A disease of the blood characterized by an abnormally large number of white blood corpuscles. Leukemia
A white blood corpuscle. Leukocyte
An increase in the number of white blood cells during certain types of infection. Leukocytosis
A decrease in the normal number of white blood cells due to bone marrow damage or certain infections. Leukopenia
A tough band of connective tissue which connects bones to each other. Ligament
Chemical compounds usually composed of the elements carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; in no special relation to each other. Lipids
An abnormal curvature of the lumbar vertebrate in an anterior direction resulting in a swayback condition. Lordosis
Referring to the region of the back extending from the thorax to the sacrum. Lumbar
A colorless fluid within the lymphatics, derived from the extracellular fluid. Lymph
A type of white blood cell formed in lymph tissue. Lymphocyte
One of the small bones in the middle ear, one end of which is attached to the tympanum and the other to the incus. Malleus
A group of vertebrates possessing hair, giving birth to living young and capable of producing milk. Mammal
The soft tissues within the medullary canals of long bones. Marrow
Quantity of matter. Mass
The act of chewing food. Mastication
Toward the midline of the body, as opposed to lateral. Medial
A general term applied to the internal region of a solid object. Medulla
A part of the brain stem. Medulla Oblongata
A primitive type of blood cell formed in the red marrow. It breaks up to form blood platelets. Megakaryocyte
The type of cell division which occurs during maturation of gametes. It results in the formation of sperm and ova containing the haploid number of chromosomes. Meiosis
The coverings of the brain and spinal cord. Meninges
A fold of the peritoneum that supports parts of the digestive system. Mesentery
The chemical processes occurring within the cells. Metabolism
A stage in mitosis in which the halves of the chromosomes separate. Metaphase
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