Axia College Material

Appendix I Building a Medical Vocabulary Ch. 8, 9, & 10
Complete activities A, B, & C, and post to the Individual forum. A. Use the word bank below to build the medical word that corresponds to each definition in problems 113. Word parts may be used more than once. Click the grey box to begin typing. epioste/o-or hypocost/o1. Pertaining to a limb abgustat/o-cyte -ic xiph/oappendicular xiphoid thalam/o-al perone/o-ion -ar -oid duct/odur/o-ory -cervic/o sacr/opronat/o-delt/oappendicul/orecept/o-

2. Cartilage resembling a sword 3. Pertaining to a rib 4. Pertaining to the neck 5. Pertaining to the sacrum costal cervical

sacral abduction

6. Action of moving (a body part) away (from body) 7. Resembling a triangle 8. Action of lying face-down 9. Pertaining to the fibula 10. Having a sense of taste deltoid pronation pernoneal gustatory thalamic

11. Pertaining to below the thalamus 12. Pertaining to above the dura mater 13. A thing (person) that receives

Epidural receptor

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B. Define the following words or word parts. -eal -aris -ature -ure hemiPertaining to Pertaining to System composed of System; result of One half -clast -ent -ite -logy -ory Cell that breaks down substances Pertaining to Thing that pertains to The study of Having the function of

C. In this activity, break the medical word into its word parts. Using the word parts, create a definition of the word. Write a sentence using the word in a medical context. Use the table to record your answers. Combining form Additional Combining form or suffix

Medical Word Intervertebral


Suffix -al

Definition Pertaining to between the vertebra

Inter Vertebr/o Sentence: Between the vertebra are the intervertebral disks. Periosteal

Peri Oste/o -Al Sentence: The outside surface of a bone is covered by periosteal. Ossification

Pertaining to around the bone

Ossificat/o Ion Condition of changing into bone Sentence: During childhood, this cartilaginous tissue is gradually replaced by boney tissue in a process known as ossification. Brachioradialis Brachi/o Radi/o -alis Sentence: Brahicradialis bends the lower arm toward the upperarm. Neuromuscular Pertaining to the radius of the arm.

Neur/o Muscul/o -ar Pertaining to the nerve muscle. Sentence: the nervous system is also known as the neurpmuscular syste, because many nerve impulses initiate movement of muscles. Subarachnoid Arachn/o -Oid Resembling below the spider web Sentence: Below the arachnoid is the subarachnoid space, which is filled with cerebrospinal fluid and contains fibers from the arachnoid that connect to the pia mater beneath it. sub

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