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Anatomy Lab

Important Words/Root Words

acoustic relating to sound
canal tubular duct or channel structure
crnium portion of skul enclosing brain
facet small articular surface
fissure deep elongated cleft
hiatus gap thru which another organ passes
meatus opening or passage to large canal
process prominent projection
protuberance projected prominence
parie wall
peri around
fossa shallow depression
articulate form joint
collateral on side
crest prominent ridge
notch v like depression or edge of flat area
spine sharp slender ridge like projection
tuberosity large roughened elevation
tubercle small rounded projection
epi upon above over
stylo stake
auricular shaped like ear
condyle large rounded artcular prominence
cuneiform wedge shaped
eminence projection of part of specimen
fovea small pit
malleolus rounded protuberance
trochanter very large projection
navicular boat shape
meniscus cresent shaped cartilage pad
contraction shorten muscle
insertion attachment ssite that moves, distal
mastication biting or chewing
origin attachment site that doesn't mmove, proximal
obli slanting
orb circular
antagonist muscle acts against another
biarticulate spanning two joints
multiarticulate spanning more than 2 joints
synergist muscles that acts with another
uni articulate spanning one joint
Created by: cs3516