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musculoskeletal r

Root words

TermDefinition
ischi/o ischium
articul/o joint
ligament/o ligament
arthr/o joint
humer/o humerus
fibul/o fibula
sud/o; sudor/o sweat
squam/o scale
proxim/o near
later/o side
chondr/o cartilage
stern/o sternum
pubi/o; pub/o pubis
trich/o hair
pachy/o thick
spondyl/o vertebra
rhytid/o wrinkles
metatars/o foot bones
viscer/o internal organs
inguin/o groin
ventr/o front side
tars/o ankle bones
chondr/o cartilage
metacarp/o hand bones
kyph/o outward curviture of the spine
lord/o foward curviture of the spine
maxill/o maxilla
femor/o femur
ankyl/o stiff; mobile
orth/o straight
scoli/o lateral curvature of the spine
scapula/o scapula
sacr/o sacrum
pil/o hair
xer/o dry
my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow
onych/o nail
ungu/o nail
oste/o bone
lamin/o lamina
radi/o radius
ili/o ilium
cut/o skin
cutane/o skin
carp/o wrist bones
cost/o rib
bucc/o cheek
hidr/o sweat
pect/o chest
pector/o chest
ten/o tendon
tendin/o tendon
coccyg/o coccyx
vertebr/o vertebra
burs/o bursa
lumb/o lower back
ped/o foot
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
myc/o fungus
phalang/o finger and toe bones
mandibul/o mandible
pelv/i pelvis
fibr/o fiber
clavicul/o clavicle
seb/o sebum
patell/o patella
dors/o back
abdomin/o abdomen
lapar/o abdomen
ceil/o abdomen
cyt/o cell
crani/o skull
kerat/o horny tissue
pertaining to the front side ventral
face up supine
pertaining to the surface superficial
toward the trunk of the body proximal
face down prone
from the back to the front posteroanterior
pertaining to the back of the body posterior
poster/o back
pelv/i pelvis
spin/o spine
nucle/o nucleus
medi/o middle
umbilic/o navel
anter/o front
thorac/o chestq
electr/o electricity
fasci/o band of fibrous tissue
medial pertaining to the middle
lateral to the side
gastr/o stomach
adip/o; lip/o fat; fatty
hist/o tissue
pertaining to the back dorsal
downward caudal
below inferior
away from the trunk distal
pertaining to the front anterior
from the front to the back anteroposterior
pertaining to the head cranial
pertaining to the head cephalad
away from the surface deep
Created by: kimberli1989