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)
: Greek eilein = twisted. adjective - ileal.
: Latin the bone of the flank, adjective - iliac.
: adjective, Latin = lowest, hence artery thyroidea ima.
: Latin = unpaired.
: Latin incisum = cut up.
: Latin = notch.
: Latin = anvil, hence the anvil-shaped ossicle of the middle ear.
: Latin = a pointer, hence, the fore-finger.
: genitive of Latin index = a pointer, hence, of the fore-finger.
: Latin = tunic.
: adjective, Latin = lower down, hence, farther from the head end.
: Latin = below.
: Latin = funnel.
: adjective, Latin inguen = groin.
: Latin inhibitus = restrained, hence, reduction of the excitability of a synapse.
: Latin in = into, and nervus = nerve, hence, to supply a nerve to a part.
: Lain in = not, and nomen = name, hence, without a name.
: Latin insertio = to join into, implant, hence, to attach; noun - insertion.
: Latin inspectus = examined, hence, visual examination.
: Latin = island.
: Latin in = on, tegmen = roof, hence the skin coat.
: adjective, Latin inter = between, and calatum = inserted, hence interposed.
: Latin inter = between, and digitus = a digit. Hence, to interlock like fingers.
: adjective, Latin internus = inward, hence, nearer the inside.
: adjective, Latin inter = between, nuncius = messenger.
: adjective, Latin inter = between, and sistum = set, hence, set between.
: Latin intestinum = the digestive tube beyond the stomach.
: Latin = innermost.
: Latin = within.
: adjective, Latin intra = within, fusus = spindle.
: adjective, Latin = on the inside.
: Latin intro = within, and ire = to go, hence, an orifice or point of entry to a cavity or space.
: Lain in = in, and vertere = to turn, hence to turn inward, inside out, upside down.
: Latin ipsi = self, the same, and latus = side, hence on the same side.
: Latin = a rainbow.
: Greek ischion = socket, because the ischium contributes more than either the ilium or pubis to the acetabulum.
: Greek = equal.
: Greek isthmos - a narrow passage.