Understanding Scientific Terms/Body-1

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Greek vase Dionysos attica 520 bC.jpg Understanding Scientific Terminology
Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms.
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Lesson 6 - The Body, part 1Edit

The word corpus means body, substance, or matter as perceived by the senses. You will find it in words like corpus luteum the yellow body left when an egg leaves a human ovary. We also derive the word corpse from it. 1


Here are some word roots related to parts of the body.

Latin Greek
head cephal/o
brain encephal/o
eye ocul/o ophthalm/o
ear aur/i ot/o
nose rhin/o
mouth or/o stomat/o
breast mamm/o
arm brachy/o
hand chir/o
finger dactyl/o
navel umbilic/o
kneecap patell/o
foot ped/o