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LOM Chapter 2

Language of Medicine 7th edition

termmeaning
abdominal Pertaining to the abdomen.
adipose Pertaining to fat.
anterior Pertaining to the front.
anabolism Process of casting up(building-up of synthesizing process in a cell).
cervical Pertaining to the neck.
chondroma Tumor of cartilage.
chondrosarcoma Flesh tumor (malignant) of cartilage.
coccygeal Pertaining to the tailbone.
chromosomes "Color bodies"; contain genetic material and are located in the nucleus of cell.
craniotomy Incision in the skull.
cytoplasm Contents (formation) of the cell (apart from the necleus and cell membrane.
distal Pertaining to far (from the beginning of a structure).
dorsal Pertaining to the back.
histology Study of tissues.
iliac Pertaining to the ilium. (pelvic; hip bone)
inguinal Pertaining to the groin.
karyotype Picture (classification) of the nucleus (and its chromosomes).
lateral Pertaining to the side.
lumbosacral Pertaining to the lumbar and sacral regions.
medial Pertaining to the middle.
nucleic Pertaining to the nucleus.
pelvic Pertaining to the hip bone.
posterior Pertaining to the back, behind.
proximal Pertaining to near the beginning of a structure.
sacral Pertaining to the sacrum (lower back).
sarcoma Tumor of flesh tissue (malignant).
spinal Pertaining to the spine, backbone.
epithelial cell Inner lining of body cavities and tubes.
thoracic Pertaining to the chest.
thoracotomy Incision of the chest.
tracheal Pertaining to the windpipe.
umbilical Pertaining to the navel.
ventral Pertaining to the belly side of the body.
vertebral Pertaining to vertebrae.
visceral Pertaining to internal organs
anabolic Pertaining to casting up; building up substances (proteins) in the cell.
catabolism Process of casting down; breaking down material in the cell to release energy.
epigastric Pertaining to above the stomach.
hypochondriac Pertaining to under the rib cartilages (area of the abdomen).
intervertebral Pertaining to between the vertebrae.
metabolism The sum of the process of building up (anabolism) and breaking down (canabolism); processes in a cell.
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