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Mrs. Brown A & P

Mrs. Brown musculoskeletal word parts

QuestionAnswer
brachi/o arm
carp/o carpus (wrist bones)
cephal/o head
cervic/o neck
cost/o ribs
crani/o cranium (skull)
dactyl/o digit (a finger or toe)
humer/o humerous
metacarp/o metacarpus (bones of the hand)
phalang/o phalanges (bones of fingers and toes)
rachi/o rach/o spine
spondyl/o (used to make words about conditions of the structure) vertebrae (backbone)
vertebr/o (used to make words that describe the structure) vertebrae (backbone)
stern/o sternum (breastbone)
thorac/o chest
scapul/o scapula
olecran/o olecranon, elbow
radi/o radius
clavicul/o clavicle
uln/o ulna
maxill/o maxilla
mandibul/o mandible
calcane/o calcaneum (heel bone)
femor/o femur (thigh bone)
fibul/o fibula (smaller, outer bone of lower leg)
ili/o ilium (lateral flaring portion of hip bone)
ischi/o ischium (lower portion of hip bone)
lumb/o loins
patell/o patella (kneecap)
ped/i pod/o foot
pelv/l pelvis
pub/o pubis (part of hip bone)
tibi/o tibia (larger, inner bone of lower leg)
acromi/o acromion (projection of scapula)
ankyl/o stiffness, bent, crooked
arthr/o articul/o joint
condyl/o condyle (rounded protuberance at end of bone forming an articulation)
lami/o lamina (part of the vertebral arch)
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
orth/o straight
oset/o bone
synovi/o synovial membrane, synovia
fibros/o fibrous connective tissue
ligament/o syndesm/o ligament
calc/o calcium
kyph/o humpback
lord/o swayback
scoli/o crooked, bent
lumb/o loweback, loins
chondr/o cartilage
leiomy/o smooth muscle (visceral)
my/o myos/o muscle
rhagd/o rod-shaped (striated)
rhabdomy/o rod-shaped (striated) muscle
ten/o tend/o tendin/o tendon
-blast embryonic cell
-clasis break, fracture, refracture
-clast break, destroy
-desis binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)
-malacia softening
-physis growth
-plasty surgical repair
-porosis porous
-schisis a splitting
-scopy visual examination
-stenia strength
-trophy nourishment, development
Created by: Mrs.Brown