By Stephen Lewis (Auth.)
Anatomy is a technological know-how which, to a lot of its scholars, is couched in phrases that are obscure, being drawn from different languages, cultures and eras. Many have chanced on a leap forward in comprehension of the topic via a fuller figuring out of its terminology because the phrases used are simply uncomplicated descriptions of anatomical constructions yet in an unexpected language. it's the target of this e-book to supply all who examine anatomy with an easy reference advisor to such phrases so that their comprehension of the topic could be better. this isn't easily a dictionary of anatomical phrases, even supposing there's a important alphabetical thesaurus. relatively, a variety of phrases were passed over from this word list and grouped jointly through universal topics right into a sequence of really brief sections on the entrance of the publication. during this approach, cross-referencing inside of those subject matters is made a lot more uncomplicated given that all comparable entries are in a single position. The checklist of contents is a really priceless indicator and consultant to the site of note. a variety of anatomical buildings also endure the identify of an individual with whom they've got turn into linked. even though using eponyms is now discouraged, their use isn't extinct and so an inventory is equipped on the finish
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Communicating or connecting. ) The pineal body. ) So called because of the resemblance with a cone. A shell. ) A rounded, cartilage-covered bony eminence for articulation with another bone. ) A flowing together. ) Applied to the junction of superior sagittal and transverse venous sinuses. The mucous membrane of the eye lining the eyelids, sclera and cornea. ) This term was not used by the Romans and is indeed not a Latin word at all. Instead, it was coined by Berengarius, around the turn of the 16th century, thinking that this membrane was continuous with the retina.
44 An anatomical wordbook Alba (Albus) Albuginea Alimentary Allantois Alveolus Alveus Ambiens Ambiguus Ammon's Horn Amnion Ampulla White. ) Also as: albicans. White or whitish. ) This is not a Roman word but rather an invention from the end of the first millenium. Pertaining to the digestive tract. ) Literally, sausage-like. ) This term was used by early anatomists because of the resemblance of this structure which was first seen in the calf. A small pit or cavity. (From alveolus (dim. ) In Latin, it is used for a variety of hollow objects.
Symphysis Synarthrosis A joint with limited movement where the bones are connected by fibrocartilage. ) An immovable joint where the bones are separated by a minimal amount of tissue. ) 30 An anatomical wordbook Synchondrosis Syndesmosis Synostosis Synovial Joints Trochoid An immovable joint where the bones are held together by cartilage. ) A partially movable joint where the bones are held firmly together by fibrous tissue. g. between the diaphysis and epiphysis of a long bone at the end of growth.