Latin Names and Translation for easy understanding of muscles in the body

Latin names of muscles:

Opponens: Opposite

Minimi= Small/ Least

Digiti==pointing things. i.e. Fingers/Toes

Palmaris= Palm/flat of the hand

Pronator= turns downwards

Supinator= Turns upwards, i.e cupping

Quadratus= square muscles

Teres= Round

Biceps= Two headed muscles

Triceps= Three headed muscles

Quadriceps= Four headed muscles.

Brevis= Short

Longus= Long

Abductor= Abducts, pull away or taken away, i.e. Kidnap the muscle away

Adductor= adducts, to bring back together, to come closer together,

Pollicis= Thumb

Hallucis= Big toe

Brachii= Arm, related to the arm

Brachialis= Muscle of the arm

Deltoid= triangle=like shaped muscle

Buccinator= Trumpeter muscle..i.e blowing the trumpet

Anguli= Corner of…..i.e Corner of the mouth

Oris= Mouth

Depressor= Depresses, press down

Levator= elevate, to lift up

Labii= Lip

Superiorius= Upper

Inferiorius= Lower

Omo= Shoulder

Hyoid= Hyoid bone

Sternocleidomastoid= Muscle that connects the sternum, clavicle, mastoid process

Zygomaticus= yoke-shaped

Major= Greater

Minor= Lesser

Femoris= Thigh

Gastrocnemius= Belly muscle of calf

Gracilis= slender muscle. I.e Graceful and Slender muscle.

Peroneus= Pointed bone. Same as Fibularis Longus

Fibularis= pointed bone. Same as peroneus bone. Hence, Fibularis Longus is easier to understand since the muscle is attached to the fibula.

Cervicis= Neck

Capitis= Head

Trapezius= Four sided muscle

Carpi= Wrist

Piriformis= Pear shaped

Abdominis= belly muscle

Masseter = Chewer muscle

Psoas= Loin

Rectus= Straight

Soleus= sandal muscle, sole of the foot

Vastus= Enormous

Medialis= middle

Lateralis= Side

Intermedius= In-between the middle

Latissimus= Broadest

Dorsi= Back

Splenius= bandage

Rhomboid= Parallelogram shaped muscle.

Pectoralis= breast muscle

 

Advertisements

About TommyBoiZee

Our Deepest Fear is that We Are Powerful Beyond Measure Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson I am a boy seeking words of wisdom from those around me, seeking courage to defy me, seeking inspirations to enlighten me, seeking truth to set me free.... most importantly, I wanna be happy..
This entry was posted in Randomness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s