Etymology Of Medical Language
Etymology is the study of word origins and their evolution throughout time. I have included an article that should stimulate your curiosity about many of the anatomical terms you have heard and may already be using.Step 1:Please read Dr. Wulff’s article Actions (click the link to download the article) on a brief history of medical terminology.Step 2:Give some thought to the Greek tradition he discusses and choose 2 anatomic terms to research.These terms can come from anywhere; your book, a website, a term you already know, etc.Step 3:For each term, please:List the termDefine itList its origin (is it Greek, Latin? etc.)Finally, tell me a bit about the “story” of your chosen terms.Was it named because it looks like something else?Did the name come from a previous form of the word?How did this term develop over time?