the region of the body between the thorax and the pelvis
His doctor was urging him to undergo surgery on a painful hernia in his
abdomen, and his family didn’t pay the rent due on June 1.
a minute blood vessel connecting arterioles with venules
Surrounding those sacs are
capillaries lined like bricks with endothelial cells.
Capillus is Latin for "hair," and
capillaris means "of hair." So tiny, hair-like veins are called
bone linking the scapula and sternum
Several weeks ago I fell in my home, breaking my
clavicle, several ribs and my hip, and began an intense regimen to regain my health.
the part of the skull that encloses the brain
Curators exhibited the objects — which conformed to those in a photo taken by Matrone — and hastily cataloged the
cranium as “Pliny the Elder’s skull.”
Cranium is Latin, from the Greek
kranion, meaning "skull."
a muscular partition in the chest used in respiration
diaphragm, the large muscle that sits just below your lungs and above your stomach, helps you breathe.
Diaphragma is Greek, meaning "barrier," "partition," and, for the purposes of this list, also refers to the muscle that separates the abdomen from the thorax, and which expands and contracts our lungs, making us breathe.
the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
They are given nutrition intravenously at first, and then, if they do well, with a feeding tube that’s run down their
Esophagus is another Greek word, literally meaning "carry food."
colored part of the eye that controls the size of the pupil
irises of your eyes light or dark?
the structure containing the vocal cords
By using the vocal tract with an artificial
larynx sound, they synthesised a vowel sound meant to be similar to the voice of Nesyamun.
larynx is Greek. It refers to the part of your throat where your vocal cords are located. That's why inflammation of the vocal cords, such that you lose your voice, is called
the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
The insects bite into leaves with their
mandibles and proboscises to induce flowering up to one month earlier than normal.
the central area of the human torso (usually in front)
He laughs so hard he turns red, clutching his
midriff and fighting for breath.
midriff is the area of your body below your ribcage and above your pelvis. It's an Old English word for the
a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
She did not speak, but instead drew a slow and shaking finger from her sternum to her
relating to or resembling the eye
At least one study found paintballs pose significant risk for devastating
Oculus means "eye" in Latin.
a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee
A late-season knee surgery that repaired bipartite
patella, a rare condition that occurs when the bones in the kneecap do not fuse after birth, forced him to step away from baseball activities for several weeks.
the passage to the stomach and lungs
It highlights the increased risk of cancers of the lip, mouth,
pharynx, larynx and oesophagus.
larynx is the vocal cords, the
pharynx refers to the throat, the top of the windpipe.
the human nose (especially when it is large)
The bees soon cut several holes in the leaves of each plant using their mandibles and
Greek for "elephant's trunk,"
proboscis can refer to any long or large nose, or even the long tube that insects use to feed themselves.
a light-sensitive membrane covering the back of the eyeball
The artificial eye uses a lens to focus light onto a dense array of light-sensitive nanowires in order to mimic a human iris and
The handlebars slammed into his chest, and he dislocated his
the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen
The kicker: golden pollen covering its
thorax, abdomen, and legs.
Thorax means "chest" in Greek, but it's not used often in human anatomy any more. Insects, though, especially bees and wasps and the like, have very distinct
a tube that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the lungs
The woman, who is now breathing through a tube inserted in her
trachea, is awake, eating and communicating with family via a cellphone, he said.