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.
Lessons: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Lesson 6 - The Body, part 1[edit]

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 Roots[edit]

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