body part

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Noun1.body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
saddle - posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
underpart - a part lying on the lower side or underneath an animal's body; "the warbler has a white throat and underparts"; "a woodland mouse with white underparts"
horseback - the back of a horse
dock - the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
ambulacrum - one of the five areas on the undersurface of an echinoderm on which the tube feet are located
withers - the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
cannon, shank - lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
lumbus, loin - either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
croupe, rump, croup, hindquarters - the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
gaskin - lower part of a horse's thigh between the hock and the stifle
flank - the side between ribs and hipbone
thorax - part of an insect's body that bears the wings and legs
apparatus - (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function; "the breathing apparatus"
corpus - the main part of an organ or other bodily structure
adnexa, annexa - accessory or adjoining anatomical parts or appendages to an organ (especially of the embryo); "Fallopian tubes and ovaries are adnexa of the uterus"
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
dilator - a muscle or nerve that dilates or widens a body part
vallecula, groove - (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
partition - (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
external body part - any body part visible externally
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
fornix - generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space)
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
ampulla - the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
tissue - part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
mentum - a projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
venter - a bulging body part (as the belly of a muscle)
energid, protoplast - a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
rectum - the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
shoulder - the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
thorax - the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen
hip - either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
haunch - the hip and buttock and upper thigh in human beings
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
dorsum - the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part); "the dorsum of the foot"
back, dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
small - the slender part of the back
arse, ass, behind, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, bottom, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, can, butt - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
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The technique of growing organs involves making a glass mock-up of the diseased body part and then coating it in a new type of polymer-a rubbery type substance developed in the London lab.
He follows double body part training regimen where each day of the week is fixed for specific muscles.
Drvon Hagens' method involves removing fat and water from the body part and impregnating it with a polymer.
You can have a spasm, or pull or tear a muscle, or develop an 'itis' [tendonitis, bursitis, inflammation of some body part from overuse].
For example, a hallmark of the Gentle Touch[R] approach is that it proceeds on each body part only after the baby's permission has been obtained through body language or verbal cues.
Until now, a worker could get a ``permanent'' disability rating of, say, 30 percent on a body part, then return to court again and again claiming a new disability rating on the same body part to win more money.
Write either how steroids affect the body part indicated by an arrow, or the name of the body part affected.
Then, finish the diagram, Write either how steroids affect the body part indicated by an arrow, or the name of the body part affected.
You can also draw a body part in action, like a leg kicking a soccer ball, or an arm throwing a baseball.
THE Government is to tighten up the system of patient consent to prevent more body part scandals in the wake of events at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital.
Tummy tucks, liposuction, pec implants, face-lifts, chin alterations, nose jobs, eye lifts, ear pins, hair weaves, electrolysis, penis enlargement, breast enlargement or reduction, skin peels--today, virtually every body part can be made bigger, smaller wider thinner or in any other way "better.