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Body parts word part

Term Definition
adip/o; lip/o; steat/o fat
appendic/o vermiform appendix
arth/o joint
axill/o armpit
blephar/o eyelid
card/io heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o; encephala/o brain
cervic/o neck
chloecyst/o gallbladder
chondr/o
col/o large intestine
cost/o ribcross section
crani/o skull
cyst/o urinary bladder
derm/o skin
enter/o small intestine
esophag/o esophogus
gastr/o stomach
hepat/o liver
later/o side
mast/o; mamm/o breast
my/o; muscul/o muscle
mye/o spinal cord
nas/o; rhin/o nose
nephr/o; ren/o kidney
neur/o nerve
ophthalm/o; ocul/o eye
Or/o; stomat/o mouth
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
pancreat/o pancreas
pharyng/o throat
phren/o diagram
pneum/o; pneumon/o lung
rect/o; proct/o rectum
spleen/o spleen
thorac/o chest
thyroid/o thyroidgland
trache/o windpipe; trachea
Eponyms terms used in medicine that are named after nouns. They are usually used to identify the person who identified or discovered a substance, disease, or structure. An eponymous individual is someone who uses his or her name to describe something for example
anatomical parts Achilles tendon, Adam's apple, Eustachain tube, circle of Willis
Diagnostic tests Papanicolaou (pap smear), Gram's stain
Diseases Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome, Parkinson's disease
Instruments or medical devices Holter monitor, Luer lock
Medical signs Braxton-Hicks contractions, Babinski sign
Medical Treatments Heimlich Maneuver
Microorganisms Listeria, Epstein-Barr virus, Escherichia coli
surgeries Syme's amputation, Whipple's procedure

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