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chapter 2

the skeletal system

TermDefinition
acr/o extremities
ankyl/o crooked; bent; stiff; fused together
arthr/o joint
barchi/o arm
burs/o bursa(sac of fluid near of joint)
carp/o wrist
cervic/o neck; cervix (neck of uterus)
chir/o hand
chondr/o cartilage
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
kyph/o humpback
lord/o curve;swayback
lumb/o lumbar region;loin
lux/o slide
myel/o bone marrow; spinal cord
narc/o numbness ;sleep; stupor
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
ped/o foot;child
pod/o foot
pyret/o fever
rachi/o spine;vertebra
rheumat/o watery flow
sacr/o sacrum
sarc/o flesh ; connective tissue
scoli/o crooked; bent
spondyl/o vertebra; backbone
ster/o solid structure ; steroid
synovi/o lubricating fluid of joints
tars/o ankle
ten/o; tendin /o, tendon/o tendon
-ation process; condition
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-desis to bind; tie together
-itis inflammation
-malacia softening
-oid like; resembling
-ectomy surgical removal; excision
-oma tumor; mass
-osis abnormal condition
-penia deficiency
-plasty surgical repair
-porosis abnormal condition of small holes
-scope instrument used to view
-scopy visual examination using a scope
-tomy process of cutting ; incision
a-, an- not; without
anti- against
inter- between
intra- within; into
meta- change; beyond
non- not
peri- around; surrounding
sub- below; under
supra- above
syn- together; with
-al, -ic pertaining to
-algia pain
Created by: Alexiadlr