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
behind, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, fundament, seat, backside, tail end, stern, rump, bottom, bum, can, rear, tail - 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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References in classic literature ?
The lightning is not quicker than was the flame from the rifle of Hawkeye; the limbs of the victim trembled and contracted, the head fell to the bosom, and the body parted the foaming waters like lead, when the element closed above it, in its ceaseless velocity, and every vestige of the unhappy Huron was lost forever.
(3) a systematic study of some critical issues in body-based gender recognition, such as how informative each body part is, how many body parts are needed, what are good representations of body parts, and how accurate the gender recognition system can achieve in challenging, unconstrained, real-world images.
The body part was found by a horrified passer-by at around 4.40pm.
This insufficiency results in a backup of old (venous) blood in the body part, causing it to turn purple.
Police are able to seize potential evidence, including body part samples, under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 but there are currently no legal limits on how long they can retain them.
But we'd like to nominate a "best" body part that makes us happy because of what it does, not what it looks like.
Occasionally throughout my career as a technologist I have been faced with exams in which I could not obtain the proper relationship between the body part and the image receptor (IR).
Cynthia Riesterer says the technique addresses every inch of the body and that "each one of the 17 fortifications is based on working a specific body part or a quality of movement." Riesterer teaches at Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
Ken Catania, a biologist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., works with artists such as Lara Finch to create pictures that illustrate how much of an animal's brain is devoted to each body part. The larger the body part in one of these drawings, the more brainpower the animal directs to it.
The different directions signify different body parts: where the structure is located will ultimately affect that particular body part.
"There's a standard rule: if you have the body part, it needs to be checked," Witten said.
Table 1 displays the frequencies and percents of both salient and non-salient body part knowledge.