The University of Sydney
Anatomy & Histology
Arnold's Glossary of Anatomy
by Dr. M. A. (Toby) Arnold
Modifications & Additions by Deborah Bryce
This anatomical word search engine is dedicated to the memory of
Maurice (Toby) Arnold
(type full word or first few letters)
: adjective, Latin basis = base.
: adjective, Arabic al-basilik = inner; the basilic vein is on the inner side of the forearm and arm. Previously thought to be of Greek origin, basilikos = royal (king-sized).
: Latin bis = double, and caput = head, hence 2-headed, adjective - bicipital.
: adjective, Latin bis = double, and findo = to split.
: Latin bis = double, and furco = fork, hence to divide into two.
: Latin bi = two, lateral = side, hence, pertaining to two (both) sides.
: adjective, Latin bis = double, and pinna = feather, hence converging from 2 sides.
: the main part.
: see margin.
: Latin brachium = arm, and Greek kephale = head, hence a blood vessel related to the upper limb and head.
: Latin = arm, adjective - brachial.
: Greek = gills, adjective - branchial.
: from a Greek word implying moist, referring to the site of the anterior fontanelle (q.v.), a little fountain, the site of junction of the coronal and sagittal sutures, where the brain can be felt pulsating in infancy.
: Latin = short - cf. brief.
: diminutive of bronchus, hence a small bronchus (bronchi have cartilage in their walls, bronchioles have no cartilage).
: derivation unhelpful - a branch of the trachea, adjective - bronchial.
: adjective, Latin bucca = cheek.
: Latin = trumpeter - hence the muscle which blows air out from the cheek under pressure.
: Latin = bulb or onion.
: Latin = bubble.
: Greek = a purse, hence a flattened sac containing a film of fluid.