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Anterior extremity

Anterior extremity Specifically, the anterior end of the spleen (extremitas anterior splenis ). Synonym: extremitas... Read More


Extremity (Science: anatomy) a limb, an arm or leg (membrum), sometimes applied specifically to a hand or... Read More

Arterial embolism

Arterial embolism (Science: cardiology, physiology) a sudden interruption in arterial blood flow to an organ or body part... Read More

Upper extremities

upper extremity --> upper limb The shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand. Synonym: membrum superius, superior limb,... Read More


Horn 1. A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, especially. Of the... Read More


sine (Science: mathematics) The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity of an arc of a circle to the diameter... Read More

External os

Definition noun A small, somewhat circular aperture on the extremity of the extocervix Supplement At the lower part of the... Read More

Topographic anatomy

Definition noun The topographic approach in studying anatomy wherein the body is studied based on regions and the relations... Read More


Definition noun An assessment test performed to evaluate the upper extremity tonic balance (e.g. the functional integrity of... Read More

Papilla incisiva

papilla incisiva --> incisive papilla A slight elevation of the mucosa at the anterior extremity of the raphe of the... Read More

Spina iliaca posterior superior

spina iliaca posterior superior --> posterior superior iliac spine The posterior extremity of the iliac crest, the uppermost... Read More


pavilion 1. A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; especially, a tent raised on posts. The greeks do pitch... Read More


Triplegia paralysis of an upper and a lower extremity and of the face, or of both extremities on one side and of one on the... Read More

Tuber maxillae

tuber maxillae --> maxillary tuberosity The bulging lower extremity of the posterior surface of the body of the maxilla,... Read More

Genu corporis callosi

Genu corporis callosi --> genu of corpus callosum The anterior extremity of the corpus callosum that folds downward and... Read More

Buck’s traction

Definition A longitudinal skin traction applied to extremity in one direction with a single pulley, and keeping the leg in... Read More

Hind limb

Definition noun, plural: hind limbs The back limb, or the posterior extremity of an animal. Supplement The hind limb... Read More

Medullary cone

medullary cone The tapering lower extremity of the spinal cord. Synonym: conus... Read More


pestle An instrument in the shape of a rod with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for bruising, breaking, grinding,... Read More


Foot 1. (Science: anatomy) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; especially, the part below the ankle or wrist;... Read More


Definition noun, plural: flagella (1) (biology) Long, slender, threadlike, whiplike extension of certain cells or... Read More


Fork 1. An instrument consisting consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are... Read More


terminal 1. Forming or pertaining to an end, placed at the end. 2. A termination, end or extremity. Origin: L.... Read More


Pole 1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been... Read More


Mad 1. A slattern. 2. The name of a female fairy, especially. The queen of the fairies; and hence, sometimes, any... Read More


nose 1. (Science: anatomy) The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and... Read More


siphon 1. A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form two branches or legs of unequal length, by which a... Read More


vertex 1. (Science: anatomy) A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex. Specifically: the... Read More


Elephant 1. (Science: zoology) a mammal of the order Proboscidia, of which two living species, Elephas Indicus and E.... Read More


scorpion 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order scorpiones, having a... Read More


pedal 1. (Science: marine biology, zoology) Of or pertaining to the foot, or to feet, literally or figuratively;... Read More

Membrum superius

membrum superius --> upper limb The shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand. Synonym: membrum superius, superior limb,... Read More

Hair root

Hair root The part of a hair that is embedded in the hair follicle, its lower succulent extremity capping the dermal papilla... Read More


Anatomy Definition Often we hear the term 'anatomy' while learning about the body and how it works. What is anatomy? What... Read More

Lower limb

Lower limb The hip, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot. Synonym: membrum inferius, inferior limb, lower extremity, pelvic... Read More


(Science: anatomy) The male organ of copulation and of urinary excretion, comprising a root, body and extremity or glans... Read More


Sponge 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of spongiae, or porifera. 2. The elastic fibrous skeleton of many... Read More

Trapezoid ridge

trapezoid ridge --> trapezoid line The area on the inferior surface of the clavicle near its lateral extremity on which... Read More