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A&P CH7 word parts

A&P CH7 Skeletal System

TermDefinition
acetabul- (vinegar cup) acetabulum: depression of the coxa that articulates with the head of the femur
ax- (axis) axial skeleton: upright portion of the skeleton that supports the head,neck, and trunk
-blast (budding) osteoblast: cell that will form bone tissue
carp- (wrist) carpals: wrist bones
-clast (break) osteoclast: cell that breaks down bone tissue
condyl- (knob) condyle: rounded, bony process
corac- (a crow’s beak) coracoid process: bead-like process of the scapula
cribr: (sieve) cribriform plate: portion of the ethmoid bone with many small openings
crist- (crest) crista galli: bony ridge that projects upward into the cranial cavity
fov- (pit) fovea capitis: pit in the head of a femur
glen- (joint socket) glenoid cavity: depression in the scapula that articulates with the head of the humerus
hema- (blood) hematoma: blood clot
inter- (among, between) intervertebral disc: structure located between adjacent vertebrae
intra- (inside) intramembranous bone: bone that forms within sheetlike masses of connective tissue
meat- (passage) auditory meatus: canal of the temporal bone that leads inward to parts of the ear
odont- (tooth) odontoid process: toothlike process of the second cervical vertebra
poie- (make, produce) hematopoiesis process by which blood cells are formed
 



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