body structure


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Noun1.body structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thingbody structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
layer - thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
apodeme - ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles
caliculus, calycle, calyculus - a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
tooth - toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell
pad - the fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
branchial cleft, gill cleft, gill slit - one of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
branchial arch, gill arch, gill bar - one of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians
peristome - region around the mouth in various invertebrates
syrinx - the vocal organ of a bird
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
bulb - a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ
carina - any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom
cauda - any taillike structure
chiasm, chiasma, decussation - an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
cingulum - (anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
concha - (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
filum, filament - a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
germ - a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
infundibulum - any of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)
interstice - a small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ; "the interstices of a network"
landmark - an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken
limbus - a border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure
rib - a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
blade - a broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
radicle - (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
plexus, rete - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
tube-shaped structure, tube - (anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
fundus - (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening; "the uterine fundus"; "the fundus of the stomach"
funiculus - any of several body structure resembling a cord
head - that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
tooth root, root - the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
capsule - a structure that encloses a body part
uvea - the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
lens nucleus, nucleus - the central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex
membranous labyrinth - the sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea; contained within the bony labyrinth
bony labyrinth, osseous labyrinth - cavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth
alveolar bed - lung tissue densely packed with alveoli
valve - a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
vascular structure - a structure composed of or provided with blood vessels
lacrimal apparatus - the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
cytoskeleton - a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence
nucleolar organiser, nucleolar organizer, nucleolus organiser, nucleolus organizer - the particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division
centromere, kinetochore - a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape; "the centromere is difficult to sequence"
aster - star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis
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