Med Terms Chapter 3

acetabulum
definition- the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint.
my own- hip socket
sentence- The ball is formed by the upper end of the femur, and the socket by part of the pelvis called the acetabulum.

allogenic
definition- transported to its present position from elsewhere.
my own- transported or other genes
sentence- The lung transplant was allogenic for it’s reciever

ankylosing spondylitis
definiton- inflammation of a spinal joint
my own- pain, stiffness, or swelling of a spinal joint
sentence- Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that can cause some of the vertebrae in your spine to fuse together.