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Mrs. Brown musculoskeletal word parts

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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  


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