cheilo-, cheil-, chilo-, chil-

(Greek: lip, lips; edge or brim)

acheiles
acheilia, achilia (s) (noun)
A condition present at birth in which there is an absence of one or both lips: The surgeon was able to correct Sidney's acheilia by constructing a new lower lip for him.
achilia
Achilles
The Trojan hero and son of Thetis and Peleus from a Greek myth.
achillobursitis (s) (noun), achillobursitides (pl)
Inflammation and thickening of the saclike cavities that are filled with fluid in the Achilles tendons; especially in front of them.
achillodynia
Pain in the Achilles tendon or in its bursa; achillobursitis.

The Achilles tendon is one of the better known anatomic features in sports medicine because of the abrupt nature of some abrupt injuries to this tendon. It is in the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle (the triceps surae) with the calcaneus bone in the heel.

This tendon is so named for the hero whose heel, according to Greek mythology, was the only part of his body where he was unprotected from harm.

achillogram
A reflexogram of the Achilles tendon reflex.
cheilectomy
1. Excision of a portion of the lip.
2. Surgery involving the chiseling off of irregular bony edges of a joint cavity that interfere with normal motion.
cheilectropion
cheilion
cheilitis
cheiloangioscopy
A process of using an apparatus for medical examination of the circulation of the capillaries of the lips.
cheilocarcinoma
cheilognathoschisis
A cleft, or a separation into two or more sections, by division of the upper lip and jaw.
cheiloplasty