Histology Glossary - U
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A Glossary of Histological and Micro-Anatomical Terms
|Histology Glossary: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z|
|Including historical origins and eponyms compiled by Dr Brian Freeman, Department of Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, revised 2000.|
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|Abbreviations: ( ) plural form in brackets, A. Arabic, abb. abbreviation, c. circa =about, F. French adj. adjective, G. Greek, Ge. German, cf. compare, L. Latin, dim. diminutive, NA. Nomina anatomica, q.v. which see, OF. Old French|
ultrastructure the structure of the smallest elements, components of a cell or tissue as seen with the electron microscope.
ultratome special microtome for cutting ultrathin sections for electron microscopy.
umbilicus L. = navel, from G. omphalos .
uncus L. = a hook; uncinate process = hook-like part of pancreas.
ungual adj. L. unguis = a claw, talon, finger-nail.
ureter G. ouron = urine + tereo = I preserve; a tube carrying urine from kidney to bladder (Galen, c. 180 AD).
urethra G. ourethra = tube from bladder to exterior (Hippocrates).
urine G. ouron = urine.
uterus L. = womb (especially in pregnancy), from L. uter = a large goatskin bag used as a wine-skin.
utricle L. utriculus = a little womb, dim. L. uterus ; 1. larger of two sacs in membranous labyrinth of inner ear; 2. utriculus prostaticus = sac in prostate.
uvea L. uva = grape; the middle vascular coat of the eye (when peeled out of the eye, the uvea resembles the empty shell of a peeled concord grape), includes choroidea, ciliary body and iris.
uvula L. = a little grape; pendulous posterior end of soft palate used to produce gutteral consonants (1695).
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