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
, and his family didn’t pay the rent due on June 1.New York Times (Jun 11, 2020)
a minute blood vessel connecting arterioles with venules
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
, several ribs and my hip, and began an intense regimen to regain my health.Los Angeles Times (May 8, 2020)
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
as “Pliny the Elder’s skull.”New York Times (Feb 14, 2020)
Cranium is Latin, from the Greek
kranion, meaning "skull."
a muscular partition in the chest used in respiration
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
.Slate (Jan 30, 2020)
Esophagus is another Greek word, literally meaning "carry food."
colored part of the eye that controls the size of the pupil
the structure containing the vocal cords
By using the vocal tract with an artificial
sound, they synthesised a vowel sound meant to be similar to the voice of Nesyamun.BBC (Jan 23, 2020)
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
and proboscises to induce flowering up to one month earlier than normal.Nature (May 21, 2020)
the central area of the human torso (usually in front)
He laughs so hard he turns red, clutching his
and fighting for breath.Water for Elephants
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
.Slate (Jun 27, 2018)
relating to or resembling the eye
Oculus means "eye" in Latin.
a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee
A late-season knee surgery that repaired bipartite
, 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.Los Angeles Times (Feb 15, 2020)
the passage to the stomach and lungs
It highlights the increased risk of cancers of the lip, mouth,
, larynx and oesophagus.BBC (Oct 25, 2019)
larynx is the vocal cords, the
pharynx refers to the throat, the top of the windpipe.
the human nose (especially when it is large)
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
.Fox News (May 21, 2020)
the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen
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
, is awake, eating and communicating with family via a cellphone, he said.Washington Post (Jun 10, 2020)