med term: musculoskeletal system

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adip/o-

fat

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ambul/o-

to walk

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ankyl/o-

fuse or bind

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arachino-

spider

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arthr/o-

joint

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articul/o-

jointed

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-asthenia

weakness

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avuls/i-

to tear

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brach/i-

arm

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brachy-

short

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burs/o-

sac, wine sac, pouch

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calcin/o-

calcium

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calx-

heel or lime

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caput

head

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carcin/o-

crab-like

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carp/o-

wrist

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celi/o-

abdomen or belly

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cerv/i-

neck

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chondr/o-

cartilage

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clavicul/o-

collarbone

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cleido-

clavicle or collarbone

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clino-

bent

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coccyg/o-

tailbone

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condylo-

knuckle

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crani/o-

skull

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cruc/i-

cross or cross-like

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cub/o-

cube or cube-shaped

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cubit/o-

elbow

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dactylo-

digits (fingers and toes)

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delta

fan-shaped or triangular

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digit-

finger or toe

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facet/o-

face

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fasc/i-

band

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femor/o-

thigh

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fibrill/o-

to quiver

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fibro-

fiber

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fibul/o-

to clasp

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fil-

thread

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fore-

before

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fract/o-

to break

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genu-

knee

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hallux

great or big toe

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humer/o-

arm (upper)

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-icle

small or tiny

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infra-

under or below

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ischi/o-

hip joint or hip

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kine-

movement or motion

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kyph/o-

hunchback

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lamin/o-

thin, flat plate or thin layer

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lei/o-

smooth

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levat/o-

lift up

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liga-

to bind

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-listhesis

slippage

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lord/o-

swayback or to bend

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lumb/o-

loin

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luna-

crescent-shaped or moon

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lux-

to dislocate

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malac/o-

soft or softening

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mall/e/olus

little hammer

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man/o-

hand

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mand/i-

chew or chewer

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maxill/o-

upper jaw

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menisc/o-

crescent

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-motor

movement or motion

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my/o-

muscle

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navicul/o-

boat or boat-shaped

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oblique

sidelong or slanted

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occult/o-

hidden

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-oma

tumor or swelling

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omo-

shoulder

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oste/o-

bone

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pariet/o-

wall or partition

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patell/o-

little dish or kneecap

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pect/o-

chest

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ped-

foot or feet

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pelvi/o-

base, basin, pelvis

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periton/e-

that which holds the lower viscera

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peroneo-

pin or concerning the lower outside leg bone

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pes

foot

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phalang/o-

close-knit row (fingers and toes)

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phoc/o-

seal

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phrag/o-

wall or partition

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-physis

growth or nature of

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pollex-

thumb

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por/o-

cavity or passage (porous)

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psoas

loin or lumbar

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pulp/o-

solid flesh

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rhachi/o-

jointed vertebrae, spine, spinal column

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rheumat/o-

discharge or flow through

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rhomb/o-

parallelogram or diamond-shaped

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Ricketts/ia

bacteria discovered by Howard Ricketts/refers to

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rotat/o-

to turn or swing around

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sacr/o-

saucer or sacred bone

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sarc/o-

fleshy

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scapul/o-

shoulder blade

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scoli/o-

crooked or twisted

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skelet/o-

dried up or to attach

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sole-

the sole of the foot

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spad/i-

to tear

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-spasm

involuntary contraction

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