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Flashcards in Musculoskeletal System Deck (46):
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calc/o, calci/o

calcium

2

kyph/o

humpback, hunchback
(posterior curvature in the thoracic region)

3

lamin/o

lamina (part of the vertebral arch)

4

lord/o

curve, swayback (anterior curvature in the lumbar region)

5

lumb/o

loins, lower back

6

myel/o

bone marrow

7

ortho/o

straight

8

oste/o

bone

9

scoli/o

crooked, bent (lateral curvature)

10

spondyl/o
(used to make words about conditions of the structure)

vertebra

11

vertebra/o
(used to describe the structure itself)

vertebra

12

-blast

embryonic or immature cell

13

-clast

to break

14

-listhesis

slipping

15

-malacia

softening

16

-physis

to grow

17

-porosis

pore, passage

18

-tome

instrument to cut

19

acetabul/o

acetabulum (hip socket)

20

calcane/o

calcaneus (heel)

21

carp/o

carpals (wrist bones)

22

claviul/o

clavicle (collar bone)

23

cost/o

ribs (true ribs, false ribs, and floating ribs)

24

crani/o

cranium (skull)

25

femor/o

femur (thigh bone)

26

fibul/o

fibula (smaller lower leg bone)

27

hume/o

humerus (upper arm bone)

28

ili/o

ilium (upper part of the pelvic bone)

29

ischi/o

ischium (posterior part of pelvic bone)

30

malleol/o

malleolus (process on each side of the ankle)

31

mandibul/o

mandible (lower jawbone)

32

maxill/o

maxilla (upper jawbone)

33

metacarp/o

metacarpals (hand bones)

34

metatars/o

metatarsals (foot bones)

35

olecran/o

olecranon (elbow)

36

patell/o

patella (kneecap)

37

pelv/i

pelvis (hipbone)

38

perone/o

fibula

39

phalang/o

phalanges (finger and/or toe bones)

40

pub/o

pubis (anterior part of the pelvic bone)

41

radi/o

radius (forearm bone-thumb side)

42

scapul/o

scapula (shoulder blade)

43

stern/o

sternum (breastbone)

44

tars/o

tarsals (bones of the hindfoot)

45

tibi/o

tibia (shin bone)

46

uln/o

ulna (forearm bone-little finger side)