L. acetum = vinegar, L. bulum = a suffix signifying the instrument. This cup-shaped part of the hip was thought to resemble a small vinegar cruet of roman times.
L. acetum = vinegar, and Gr. chole = bile. From acetum came acetic and acetyl; from chole came choline. It is the acetyl derivation of choline.
L. acinus = grape
Gr. aden = gland, carcinoma = see corresponding article
L. adeps = fat
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.
L. albicare = to be white