Achondroplasia

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Gr. a  = not, chondros = cartilage, plasis = a molding. Failure of normal development of cartilage.

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Acromion

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Gr. akron = tip or summit, omos = shoulder. The famous Acropolis in Athens was built on a summit.

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Anaphylaxis

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Gr. ana = "excessive", phylaxis = “protection”. Used to describe the excessive immunological reaction of the body to an antigen. source

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Anaplasma phagocytophilum

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Gr. an-  = without, and plasma  = shape, phagocyte + L. phile = loving. A species of tickborne bacteria that causes human granulocytic anaplasmosis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum (named for its affinity for growing…

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Anastomosis

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Gr. ana = up, stoma  = mouth. Used to describe the connection of two canals (e.g. blood vessels).

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