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Vet. Terminology

The Musculoskeletal System - The Breakdown

TermDefinition
tens(o)- (root) pressure, tension
-ion (suffix) act of, state of, process of
ex- (prefix) out
-ic (suffix) pertaining to
orth(o)- (root) straight
my(o) (root) muscle
arthr(o) (root) joint
-itis (suffix) inflammation of
syn- (prefix) together, with
-um (suffix) presence of ("a" or "an")
endo- (prefix) within
peri- (prefix) around
oste(o)- (root) bone
dia- (prefix) through
physis- (root) growth
stern(o)- (root) sternum
chondr(o)- (root) cartilage
cost(o)- (root) rib
epi- (prefix) upon
axi(o)- (root) axis
coccyg(o)- (root) tail
sacr(o)- (root) sacrum
lumb(o)- (root) lumbus, lumbar
vertebr(o)- (root) vertebra
cervic(o)- (root) neck
tars(o)- (root) tarsus
tibi(o)- (root) tibia
femor(o)- (root) femur
cox(o)- (root) hip
inter- (prefix) between
phalang(o)- (root) phalanx
meta- (prefix) alter, beyond, changed
carp(o)- (root) carpus
radi(o)- (root) radius, radiation
scapul(o)- (root) scapula
-ar (suffix) pertaining to
uln(o)- (root) ulna
-al (suffix) pertaining to
humer(o)- (root) humerus
Created by: Raevyn1