Word Elements from Chapter XII

Identify the correct meaning for each word element, or vice versa. Then click "Proceed" to check your answer. Click "Proceed" again to move to the next entry. If you know an entry so well that you would like it removed from the stack for the remainder of your study session, perform a term-ectomy and proceed to the next one. All cards are returned to the stack and randomized upon each visit to this page.
depressor, depressorismechanism for pressing down
dilator, dilatorismechanism for spreading out
flexor, flexorismechanism for bending
levator, levatorismechanism for lifting
livor, livorisbluish discoloration
motor, motorismechanism for moving
rigor, rigorisstiffness, rigidity
tensor, tensorismechanism for stretching or tensing
axis, axisaxis
naris, narisnostril
piscis, piscisfish
testis, testistesticle
appendix, appendicisappendix ("that which hangs on")
cervix, cervicisneck, cervix
index, indicisindex ("that which points out")
matrix, matricismatrix, structure, mold
abdomen, abdominisabdomen
biceps, bicipitistwo-headed (muscle of the upper arm)
femur, femorisfemur (bone of the upper leg)
mors, mortisdeath
os, ossisbone
pes, pedisfoot
corpus, corporisbody
genus, generistype, family, race
viscus, viscerisentrails
costa, costaerib
membrana, membranaemembrane
palpebra, palpebraeeyelid
vena, venaevein
digitus, digitifinger, toe
oculus, oculieye
brachium, brachiiforearm
supercilium, superciliieyebrow
tympanum, tympanidrum
coitus, coitusintercourse
sinus, sinuscavity