Nouns denoting body parts

oncogene
a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells
 
common iliac vein
formed by the internal and external iliac veins; unites with its fellow from the opposite side of the body to form the inferior vena cava
 
sole
the underside of the foot
 
mesocolon
mesentery that holds the lower colon to the dorsal abdominal wall
 
systema alimentarium
the system that makes food absorbable into the body
 
musculus biceps femoris
the biceps muscle of the thigh; it flexes the knee and rotates the leg laterally
 
middle meningeal artery
branch of the maxillary artery; its branches supply meninges
 
musculus adductor longus
the long adductor muscle of the thigh
 
arteria choroidea
an artery that supplies the choroid plexus
 
glenoid cavity
the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
 
living substance
the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
 
animal tissue
the tissue in the bodies of animals
 
pars intermedia
a thin piece of tissue that has become part of the posterior pituitary
 
corpus callosum
a broad transverse nerve tract connecting the two cerebral hemispheres
 
sensory system
the body's system of sense organs
 
vena ovarica
one of the veins that drain the ovaries; the right opens into the inferior vena cava; the left opens into the left renal vein
 
monoblast
a large immature monocyte normally found in bone marrow
 
column
any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body
 
macula
a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
 
systema respiratorium
the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing
 
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