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Anatomy Vocab #13

Anatomy/Physiology Vocabulary Words #301-325

TermDefinition
Osteocyte A bone-forming cell after it has left a Haversian canal.
Osteomyletis An infection of bone tissue.
Ovary The egg producing organ.
Ovum A female reproductive cell; an egg cell.
Oxyhemoglobin Hemoglobin containing oxygen-it is bright red in color.
Papilla Any projection of tissue above a normal surface.
Parthenogenisis The development of an egg which has not been fertilized.
Pathology The study of disease.
Pericardium A double walled sac of endothelial tissue surrounding the heart.
Periosteum The tissue which covers the outside of a bone.
Peripheral Nervous System The part of the nervous system lying outside of the central nervous system and containing the receptors and effectors.
Peristalsis A rhythmic, wave-like series of contractions moving over the walls of a tube and resulting in the passage of materials along the tube.
Peritoneum A layer of tissue that lines the abdominal cavity and surrounds many of the abdominal organs.
pH The symbol for hydrogen ion concentration.
Phagocyte A type of white blood cell that devours bacteria and other foreign bodies.
Pharynx The cavity in back of the mouth which is a common passageway to both the respiratory and digestive systems.
Phenotype The visible characteristics of an individual as determined by the genes.
Phonation The ability to produce sounds by means of vocal cords.
Physiology The study of the functions and activities of the various parts of the body.
Pia Mater The innermost of the meninges.
Placenta The organ on the wall of the uterus to which the embryo is attached by the umbilical cord and through which it receives its nourishment.
Plasma The fluid part of the blood.
Plasma Membrane The external covering of an animal cell.
Pleura A two-layered sac of endothelial tissue surrounding each lung.
Plexus A network of interlacing nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatics.
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