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  1. calc/o, calci/o
    calcium
  2. kyph/o
    humpback, hunchback (post. curvature in the thoracic region)
  3. lamin/o
    lamina (part of the vertebral arch)
  4. lord/o
    curve, swayback (ant. curvature in the lumbar region)
  5. lumb/o
    loins, lower back
  6. myel/o
    bone marrow
  7. orth/o
    straight
  8. oste/o
    bone
  9. scoli/o
    crooked, bent (lateral curvature)
  10. spondyl/o
    vertebra
  11. vertebr/o
    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. clavicul/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 leg bone)
  27. humer/o
    humerus (upper arm bone)
  28. ili/o
    ilium (upper part of pelvic bone)
  29. ischi/o
    ischium (post. 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 (ant. 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)
  47. ankyl/o
    stiff
  48. arthr/o
    joint
  49. articul/o
    joint
  50. burs/o
    bursa
  51. chondr/o
    cartilage
  52. ligament/o
    ligament
  53. rheumat/o
    watery flow
  54. synov/o
    synovial membrane
  55. ten/o
    tendon
  56. tendin/o
    tendon
  57. -desis
    to bind, tie together
  58. -stenosis
    narrowing
  59. fasci/o
    fascia (forms sheaths enveloping muscles)
  60. fibr/o
    fibrous connective tissue
  61. leiomy/o
    smooth (visceral) muscle that lines the walls of internal organs
  62. my/o
    muscle
  63. myocardi/o
    heart muscle
  64. myos/o
    muscle
  65. plant/o
    sole of the foot
  66. rhabdomy/o
    skeletal (striated) muscle connected to bones
  67. sarc/o
    muscle and flesh
  68. -asthenia
    lack of strength
  69. -trophy
    development, nourishment
  70. ab-
    away from
  71. ad-
    toward
  72. dorsi-
    back
  73. poly-
    many, much

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