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Medical Terms for Body Parts

Doctors use medical terms for body parts for accuracy e.g. nares is much more precise than saying nose. Most medical terms look awkward because they come from another language - Latin.

Body Part
Medical Term
Head
Cranium
Forehead
Frontalis
Eyeball
Globe
Eye Socket
Orbit
Eye Whites
Cornea
Eye Color Ring
Iris
Eye Hole
Pupil
Ears
Pinna
Ear Canal
External Meatus
Ear Drum
Tympanic Membrane
Nose Bridge
Nasal bones
Nostrils
Nares
Cheeks
Malar region
Cheek Bone
Zygomatic arch
Lips
Labia
Tongue
Lingulus
Mouth
Oral Cavity
Gums
Gingiva
Upper Jaw
Maxilla
Lower Jaw
Mandible
Chin
Mentis
Teeth
Dentition
Voice Box
Larynx
Adam's Apple
Thyroid Cartilage
Pit of Throat
Manubrial Notch
Swallow Pipe
Esophagus
Collar Bones
Clavicles
Shoulder Blade
Scapula
Chest Bone
Sternum
Ribs
Costal
Rib Joints
Costochondral joints
Pit of Stomach
Epigastrium
Navel
Umbilicus
Loins
Flank
Bladder Area
Suprapubic
Bird, Twat, Puss-, Cun-, Beaver
Vagina
Womb
Uterus
Bird, Junk, Weiner, Dic-
Penis
Foreskin
Prepuce
Balls, Nuts
Testicles
Bum, Butt, As-
Gluteus
Neck Spine
Cervical or C-spine
Mid Back Spine
Thoracic or T-spine
Lower Back Spine
Lumbar or L-spine
Spine Bones
Vertebrae
Tailbone
Coccyx
Shoulder
Deltoid
Armpit
Axilla
Upper Arm Bone
Humerus
Elbow
Olecranon
Funny Bone
Ulnar Nerve
Forearm Outter Bone
Radius
Forearm Inner Bone
Ulna
Wrist
Metacarpals
Hand
Carpals
Fingers
Phalanges
Hips
Pelvis
Upper Leg Muscles
Quadriceps
Upper Leg Bone
Femur
Knee Cap
Patella
Shin Bone
Tibia
Ankle
Malleoli
Heel
Calcaneus
Foot Arch
Metatarsals
Toes
Phalanges
Great Toe
Hallux
Trunk
Torso
Breasts
Mammaries
Nipples
Areola
Brain
Cerebrum
Heart
Myocardium
Lungs
Pulmonary system
Liver
Hepatic system
Kidneys
Renal system
Digestive Tract
Alimentary Canal
Skin
Integumentary System
Baldness
Alopecia

Some terms used to describe body parts are also used as "bad" words. These terms have their last letter blocked (-) so you can guess them but kids reading won't :)

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