(Latin: a suffix; result of, the act of, means of)
2. A normal dilatation within certain hollow organs; such as, the pyloric end of the stomach.
3. A general term for cavity or chamber which may have specific meaning in reference to certain organs or sites in the body.
The antrum of the stomach (gastric antrum) is a portion before the outlet which is lined by mucosa which does not produce acid. The paranasal sinuses can be referred to as the frontal antrum, ethmoid antrum, and maxillary antrum.
2. Etymology: from Latin electrum, "amber"; from which the term electron is derived.
2. Etymology: from Latin, "purification"; probably ultimately from an Indo-European word meaning "light, bright".
2. A small thin piece of metal, plastic, bone, or similar material, used to pluck the strings of certain instruments, such as the zither or lute.
2. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.
3. The beak-shaped prow of an ancient Roman ship, especially a war galley.
4. Etymology: from Latin rostrum, name of the platform stand for public speakers in the Forum in ancient Rome.
It was decorated with the beaks of ships taken in the first naval victory of the Roman republic, over Antium, in 338 B.C., and the word's older sense is "end of a ship's prow"; literally, "beak, muzzle, snout"; originally, "means of gnawing" instrument, a noun form of rodere "to gnaw".