cheilo-, cheil-, chilo-, chil-

(Greek: lip, lips; edge or brim)

acheilia, achilia (s) (noun) (no plural)
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.
Achilles (proper noun)
The Trojan hero and son of Thetis and Peleus from a Greek myth: Achilles is the central character in the Illiad and is the most important warrior of the Achaean camp.
achillobursitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Inflammation and thickening of the saclike cavities that are filled with fluid in the Achilles tendons; retrocalcaneobursitis: Dr. Jackson diagnosed Susan's foot that hurt her so much, and said that she had a case of achillobursitis, or a swelling and painfulness of the bursae, which should be treated immediately.
achillodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the Achilles tendon or in its bursa; achillobursitis: Nigel couldn't take part in the long-distance competition because he suffered from achillodynia, which was extremely sore and tender.

The Achilles tendon is one of the better-known anatomic features in sports medicine because of the nature of some unexpected 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 (s) (noun), achillograms (pl)
A reflexogram of the Achilles tendon reflex: An achillogram is part of a method of examination regarding an artery that has caused a muscle insufficiency.
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.
A process of using an apparatus for medical examination of the circulation of the capillaries of the lips.
A cleft, or a separation into two or more sections, by division of the upper lip and jaw.