Understanding Scientific Terms/Body-1

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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.

Word RootsEdit

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