By Stephen Lewis (Auth.)
Anatomy is a technological know-how which, to lots of its scholars, is couched in phrases that are obscure, being drawn from different languages, cultures and eras. Many have came across a leap forward in comprehension of the topic via a fuller realizing of its terminology because the phrases used are simply basic descriptions of anatomical constructions yet in an unusual language. it's the goal of this booklet to supply all who examine anatomy with an easy reference consultant to such phrases so that their comprehension of the topic will be greater. this isn't easily a dictionary of anatomical phrases, even supposing there's a valuable alphabetical word list. quite, a variety of phrases were passed over from this word list and grouped jointly via universal issues right into a sequence of fairly brief sections on the entrance of the e-book. during this approach, cross-referencing inside those subject matters is made a lot more uncomplicated for the reason that all comparable entries are in a single position. The record of contents is a really worthy indicator and consultant to the positioning of observe. a variety of anatomical constructions also undergo the identify of somebody with whom they've got turn into linked. even if using eponyms is now discouraged, their use isn't really extinct and so an inventory is supplied on the finish
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A cavity. ) A small ring. The fourth (ring) finger may be so called. (Dim. ) The exit of the alimentary tract. ) (Anatomically, this term was first used by Celsus. ) The principal artery of the body. ) The term may also come from aorteomai (Gk): T am suspended'. According to Aristotle, the aorta was the large artery from which the heart was suspended. ) An aperture or opening. ) A secretory cell type where part of the protoplasm was believed to contribute to the secretion. ) Glossary Apex Aponeurosis Aplasia Apophysis Appendix Aqueduct Aqueous Aqueous Humour Arachnoid Granulations Arbor Vitae Arcade Arch Archicerebellum 47 The peak, tip or top.
Pertaining to cartilage. ) The skull when in a cartilaginous state. ) A cord or string-like structure. ) The tympanic cord or cord of the ear-drum. A branch of the facial nerve (VII) which passes through the tympanic cavity, medial to the tympanic membrane, to join the lingual branch of the mandibular nerve. ) This structure was first described by Fallopius in the mid-16th century. The tendinous cords running between the papillary muscles and atrioventricular valves within the heart. ) An embryonic membrane outside and enveloping the amnion.
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. Glossary Connivens Conus Conus Arteriosus Conus Medullaris Convolution Copula Cord Corium Cornea Cornu Corona Coronary Coronary Arteries Corona Radiata Corpora 59 Converging; arching over so as to meet.
An Anatomical Wordbook by Stephen Lewis (Auth.)