By F. Peter Lisowski

Anatomical phrases are the vocabulary of medication. Anatomy begun as a descriptive technology within the days whilst Latin was once the common medical language. Early anatomists defined the buildings they observed in that language, evaluating them to universal and wide-spread 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 definite classical phrases which seem to be descriptive of the half involved, or more often than not, through combining Greek or Latin roots to shape a brand new compound time period. Memorization of such phrases with no figuring out their that means can result in psychological indigestion.

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L. placenta, a flat cake. L. plexus, plaiting, braid. L. porta (pl. -ae), gate. L. porta (pl. -ae), gate. L. portio, part. L. prae, before, + gnascor, to be born. L. praeputium, foreskin. L. processus, going forwards. G. 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.

L. sinister, left side or unlucky. G. soma (pl. somata), body. G. soma, body, + suffix -ite, indicating origin. L. spina, thorn. G. sternon, chest. L. supinus, lying on the back. L. supinare, to bend backward. L. supra, above, + spina, thorn. G. syn, together, + haptein, to fasten. G. syn, together, + arthron, joint. Scalene. Scaphoid. Scapula. Sesamoid. Sinister. Somatic. Somite. Spina. Sternum. Supination. Supinator. Supraspinatus. Synapse. Synarthrosis. 26 Nov. 1, 2006 22:28 SPI-B431 Anatomical Terms and their Derivation Upperlimb FA Terms Important in the Upper Limb Synchrondosis.

L. anulus (annulus), a ring. L. ansa, handle. L. ante, before, + brachium, arm. L. ante, before, + flexere, to bend. L. ante, before, + versio, turning. adjectival form of appendix. L. axilla, armpit. Basilic. Biceps. Bipennate. Biventer. Brachial. Brachium (pl. -ia). Brevis. Bursa. A. al-basilic, inner vein. L. bis, two, + caput, head. L. bis, two, + pinna, feather. L. bis, two, + venter, belly. L. brachialis, belonging to the arm (upper arm). L. brachium, arm, (upper arm). L. brevis, short. L.

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