By F. Peter Lisowski

Anatomical phrases are the vocabulary of medication. Anatomy started as a descriptive technology within the days while Latin was once the common medical language. Early anatomists defined the buildings they observed in that language, evaluating them to universal and frequent gadgets, or borrowing phrases from the Greek and Arabic masters prior to them. In anatomic terminology, universal Latin or Greek phrases are used as such for any a part of the physique for which the ancients had a reputation. for lots of different constructions, medical names were invented both by utilizing convinced classical phrases which seem to be descriptive of the half involved, or in general, via combining Greek or Latin roots to shape a brand new compound time period. Memorization of such phrases with no figuring out their which means may end up in psychological indigestion.

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Comitantes). Commissure. Communicans. Condyle. Coxa. Crista. Cruciate. Crus (pl. crura). Cuboid. Cuneiform. L. calcaneus, heel. L. calcar, spur. L. calx, lime, + facere, to make. L. dim. of capsa, box. L. caput, head. L. cauda, tail. L. cingulum, girdle. L. circum, around, + flexere, to bend. L. con, together, + latus, side. L. comes, companion. L. comitari, to accompany. Diaphysis. Diarthrosis. Digit. L. commissura (cum + mittere), connection. L. communicans, communicating. G. kondylos, knuckle.

Para, alongside of, + metra, womb. G. para, alongside of, + plesso, I strike. G. para, alongside of, + sympathetikos, sympathetic. G. para, alongside of, + L. axis, axle. 52 FA Nov. 1, 2006 22:22 SPI-B431 Anatomical Terms and their Derivation Abdomen-Pelvis Terms Important in the Abdomen and Pelvis Parenchyma. Paresis. Parietal. Parieties. Paroophoron. Parous. Parthenogenesis. Penis. Pepsin. Pepsinogen. Percussion. Perichondrium. Perimysium. Perineum. Periosteum. Peristalsis. Peritoneum. Phallic.

Proktos, anus, + hodaios, pertaining to a way. G. promontorium, mountain ridge. 53 FA Nov. 1, 2006 22:22 SPI-B431 Anatomical Terms and their Derivation Abdomen-Pelvis Anatomical Terms and their Derivation Pronephros. Prostate. Psoas. Pubes. Pubis (pl. -es). Pudendal. Pyelogram. Pyelograph. Pylorus. G. pro, before, + nephros, kidney. L. pro, in front, + stare, to stand. G. psoa, loin. L. pubes, mature. L. pubes, mature. L. pudere, to be ashamed. G. pyelos, tub, trough, + gramma, mark. G. pyelos, tub, trough, + graphein, to draw.

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