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Ch 6 Terms

Musculoskeletal System Combining Forms and Meanings

Combining FormMeaning
ankyl/o crooked or stiff
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
brachi/o arm
cervic/o neck
chondr/o cartilage (gristle)
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
dactyl/o digit (finger or toe)
fasci/o fascia (a band)
femor/o femur
fibr/o fiber
kyph/o humped
lei/o smooth
lord/o bent
lumb/o loin (lower back)
myel/o bone marrow or spinal cord
my/o muscle
myos/o muscle
muscul/o muscle
oste/o bone
patell/o knee cap
pelv/i hip bone or pelvic bone
pelv/o or pelv/i hip bone or pelvic bone
radi/o radius
rhabd/o rod shaped or striated (skeletal)
sarc/o flesh
scoli/o twisted
spondyl/o or vertebr/o vertebra
vertebr/o or spondyl/o vertebra
stern/o sternum (breastbone)
ten/o, tend/o, or tendin/o tendon (to stretch)
thorac/o chest
ton/o tone or tension
uln/o ulna
Created by: mascat