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 | edit source]

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