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- Latin jejunus = empty, adjective - jejunal.

joint - the meeting of 2 or more bones or cartilages, at which movement is possible.

jugular - adjective, Latin jugulum = neck.

jugum - Latin = yoke (cf. conjugal).

juxta - Latin = near.

Kahler Disease - A fatal condition with occurrence of multiple malign tumours disease (multiple myeloma) in the bone marrow, causing disturbances of its function. AKA: Kahler-Bozzolo disease, Bence Jones syndrome, Huppert disease, MacIntyre syndrome, Rustitskii disease, von Rustitskii syndrome.

Kaposi sarcoma - A malignant neoplastic vascular proliferation characterized by soft purplish nodules that usually occur first on the toes or feet and then slowly spread over the skin, increasing in size and number.

keratin - Greek keras = horn.

Keratinocytes - Keratinocytes are the primary cell types found in the epidermis, the outer layer of skin.

kidneys - produce urine.

kinocilium - Greek kineo = to move (cf. kinetic), and cilium Latin = eyelash, hence protoplasmic thread of hair process in cupula of crista ampullaris of a semicircular duct.

Klinefelter Syndrome - Syndrome in males that is characterized by small testes and long legs and enlarged breasts and reduced sperm production and mental retardation; a genetic defect in which an extra X chromosome (XXY) is present in the male.

knee - the junction of the thigh and the leg.

koniocortex - Greek konis = dust, and Latin cortex = bark, hence, sensory cortex containing mostly granular layers.

kyphosis - Greek kyphos = bent or bowed forward.