skel-, scel-

(Greek > Latin: leg)

1. Designating a triangle with two equal sides or legs.
2. A description of a trapezoid (quadrilateral that has two parallel sides) in which the two nonparallel sides are of equal length.
microskeles, microsceles
Having abnormally small legs.
1. Of or relating to any of the scalene muscles or a scalenus muscle.
2. Reference to a triangle having three sides of different lengths.
The surgical resecting of a scalenus muscle.
A hemihedral crystal form of eight or twelve faces, each face being a scalene triangle.
A sectioning of the scalene muscles to restrict respiratory activity of the upper thorax and thus induce apical rest; formerly used in treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
scalenus, scalene muscle
Any of three muscles on each side of the neck that serve to bend and rotate the neck and that assist breathing by raising or fixing the first two ribs.
scelalgia, skelalgia, scelalgy
Pain in the leg; neuralgia in the leg.
Weakness of the lower limbs.
triskele (s), triskelia (pl)
A figure consisting of three stylized human arms, or legs, (or three bent lines) radiating from a central position.
triskelion (s), triskelia (pl)
A symbol in the form of three bent or curved lines or limbs radiating from a common center.

It is sometimes a representation of three human limbs.

A triskelion is the symbol of Sicily, where it is called Trisceli, and the Isle of Man, and a symbol of Brittany; the Sicilian and Manx triskelions feature three running legs, bent at the knee, and conjoined at the crotch (a non-medical term in common usage for the region where the legs come together, the place where the lower limbs divide).

The word crotch is thought to be related to the word "crutch" since the first crutches were most likely fashioned from the crotch of a tree, the place where its limbs divide.

Related "leg, legs" word units: cruro-; melo-.