Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Remembering medical word part amnio-

Struggling Student's Memory Guide uses association and mnemonic memory techniques in an effort to help students keep from using rote memorization.

blue emboldened words are common or college terms that can be used for association purposes because they share the same word part as a medical term. [I could find no common terms to associate to medical word part amnio- to.]

reddish brown words are medical terms that should be looked up in a medical dictionary for the figurative meanings.

amnio- from Gr. amnion, the bowl for catching the blood of sacrificial victims, from amnus, lamb + -ion, diminutive, means "amnion, the inner fetal membrane that encloses the embryo of reptiles, birds, and mammals". [amniocentesis, lit. puncturing the amnion, amniogenesis, lit. amnion production, Amniota, lit. amnion (animal group)]

Memory Story: You're having a Matrix nightmare and are struggling to get out of your amniotic sack because you dream you're drowning in amniotic fluid. You awaken spitting fluid out of your mouth and cry, "I am Neo!" (amnio-) only to discover your water bed has burst open again. Duct tape has it limits you know.

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