Bones of the Axial Skeleton cost/o rib Intercostal spaces are located between the ribs. para- near The paranasal sinuses are near the nose. pariet/o wall The parietal bones are the side walls of the skull. Bones of the Appendicular Skeleton infra- below, inferior The infraspinous fossa is a depression inferior to the spine of the scapula. meta- near, beyond The metacarpal bones of the palm are near and distal to the carpal bones of the wrist. supra- above, superior The supraspinous fossa is a depression superior to the spine of the scapula.
Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer • All Rights Reserved Word Anatomy (cont.) Word Part Meaning Example Disorders of Bone -malacia softening Osteomalacia is a softening of bone tissue. -penia lack of In osteopenia , there is a lack of bone tissue. The Joints ab- away from Abduction is movement away from the midline of the body. ad- toward, added to Adduction is movement toward the midline of the body. amphi- on both sides, around, double An amphiarthrosis is a slightly movable joint. arthr/o joint, articulation A synarthrosis is an immovable joint, such as a suture. circum- around Circumduction is movement around a joint in a circle.
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