By Stephen Lewis (Auth.)
Anatomy is a technological know-how which, to lots of its scholars, is couched in phrases that are obscure, being drawn from different languages, cultures and eras. Many have chanced on a step forward in comprehension of the topic via a fuller knowing of its terminology because the phrases used are basically easy descriptions of anatomical constructions yet in an unexpected language. it's the target of this e-book to supply all who learn anatomy with an easy reference consultant to such phrases so that their comprehension of the topic should be stronger. this isn't easily a dictionary of anatomical phrases, even if there's a primary alphabetical thesaurus. particularly, quite a few phrases were passed over from this word list and grouped jointly by way of universal topics right into a sequence of fairly brief sections on the entrance of the e-book. during this method, cross-referencing inside those issues is made a lot more uncomplicated when you consider that all similar entries are in a single position. The checklist of contents is a really useful indicator and consultant to the positioning of observe. a variety of anatomical buildings also undergo the identify of an individual with whom they've got turn into linked. even if using eponyms is now discouraged, their use isn't extinct and so an inventory is supplied on the finish
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From kuboeides (Gk): cube-shaped. Former names of some of the tarsal bones Talus Calcaneus Navicular Cuneiform Medial Intermediate Lateral Cuboid Metatarsals Phalanx (phalanges) Astragalus (Gk): a die Os Calcis Tarsal Scaphoid Cuneiform Internal Middle External (None) After-the-ankle. ) See above. Names of the cranial nerves and their meanings I Olfactory II Optic III Oculomotor IV Trochlear V Trigeminal VI Abducent VII Facial VIII Auditory also known as: Vestibulocochlear So called because it is the nerve of smell.
Aa). The belly. Of uncertain Latin etymology. May originally have been applied to the belly of pregnant pigs and in turn used as a term of ridicule. An aberration; deviation from the normal or usual course. ) An aberration; deviation from the normal or usual course. ) Accessory; supplementary. ) The concavity in the innominate bone forming the socket of the hip joint. (From acetum (L): vinegar + -abulum (dim. of -abrum) (L): a holder or receptacle. ) The acetabulum is named after the item of Roman tableware.
Dim. ) A tail or tail-like structure. ) The spinal nerve roots within the neural canal of the lumbosacral vertebrae. (From cauda (L): a tail + equus (L): a horse. ) An occasional ossification within the adductor longus tendon. Also known as rider's bone and exercise bone. A cavity or space. ) Having spaces, sinuses or hollows. ) A space. ) A cavity or cave. ) See vena cava. A small cavity or hollow, a protoplasmic unit. ) (1) The central or middle point. (2) The vertebral body exclusive of that part derived from the neural arch.
An Anatomical Wordbook by Stephen Lewis (Auth.)