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acetabul/o

acetabulum (acetabular*)

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-blast, blast/o

embryonic stage of development (osteoblast)

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calc/o, calc/i

calcium (hypocalcemia)

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calcane/o

heel bone (calcaneodynia*)

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carp/o

wrist (carpal)

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-clast, clastic

to break (osteoclast*)

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clavicul/o

collarbone (supraclavicular*)

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coccyg/o

coccyx* (coccygeal*)

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cost/o

ribs (costochondral*)

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crani/o

skull, cranium (craniotomy*)

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femor/o

femur* (femoral*)

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fibul/o

fibula* (fibular*)

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gen/o

to produce (osteogenesis)

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humer/o

humerus* (humeral*)

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ili/o

ilium (iliac*)

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ischi/o

ischium (ischial*)

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kyph/o

humpback, pertaining to a hump (kyphosis*)

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lamin/o

lamina (laminectomy*)

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lumb/o

loins, lower back (lumbar*)

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malac/o

softening (malacotmy)

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-malacia

sofentening (osteomalacia)

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mandibul/o

mandible, lower jaw bone (mandibular*)

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mastoid/o

mastoid process (mastoiditis*)

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maxill/o

upper jaw (maxillary*)

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metacarp/o

hand bones (metacarpals*)

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metatars/o

foot bones (metatarsalgia*)

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myel/o

spinal cord or bone marrow (osteomyelitis*)

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olecran/o

elbow (olecranon)

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orth/o

straight (orthopedics*)

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oste/o

bone (osteoma*)

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patell/o, patell/a

kneecap (patellar*)

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pelv/i

pelvis (pelvimetry*)

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phalang/o

finger, toes (phalangitis*)

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-physis

growth, growing (diaphysis)

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por/o

cavity, opening, passage, or pore (osteoporotic)

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-porosis

porous; lessening in density (osteoporosis)

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pub/o

pubis (pubic*)

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rach/i

spinal column (rachitis)

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scapul/o

shoulder blade (scapular*)

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scoli/o

crooked, bent (scoliosis*)

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spondyl/o

vertebra (spondylosis*)

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sten/o

short, contracted, or narrow (stenosis)

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stern/o

sternum (substernal*)

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tars/o

ankle bones (tarsals*)

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tempor/o

temples of the head (temporal*)

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vertebr/o

vertebra (intervertebral)