L. ad = to, ren = kidney. The adrenal gland lies above the kidney and is also called the suprarenal gland.
L. adventitius = coming from abroad, from ad = to, venire = come.
L. ad/af = to, ferre = to carry. Used for a variety of structures carrying material or impulses to a center or to an organ.
L. ala = wing. It is believed that ala is an eroded form of axilla. See also Scapula alata.
Gr. osteo = of the bone, petrō-, var. s. of petroûn = to turn to stone. Albers-Schönberg disease, or osteopetrosis, is characterised by increased radiological density of the skeleton. The…
L. albicare = to be white
L. alimentum = nourishment
Gr. allas = a sausage, eidos = resemblance.
L. diminuitive of alveus = any hollowed out structure.
L. amel =enamel, Gr. blastos = germ.