I noticed that I can remember names for a very long time if I now their etymological background, the reason is easy I love etymology, especially when it is connected to mythology. However when I learn anatomy searching for the etymological background consumes too much time.

Are there any books or even preferably searchable online materials focusing of the etymology of anatomical nomenclature?


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Though a little bit outdated looking this from the university of Sydney is pretty good and searchable. I find it pretty useful for aiding memorisation or just a quick entertaining read.

Arnold's Glossary of Anatomy - The University of Sydney


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