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Anatomy Vocab #7

Anatomy/Physiology Vocabulary Words #151-175

A type of white blood cell in which the cytoplasmic granules stain deeply with eosin. Eosinophil
The type of tissue which covers all body surfaces. Epithelium
The readiness of a tissue to respond to a stimulus. Excitability
The elimination of liquid wastes. Excretion
A gland with a duct or ducts. Exocrine Gland
The movement of one part of the body away from another. Extension
A slightly curved canal in the temporal bone which conducts sound waves from the exterior to the tympanum. External Acoustic Meatus
A nerve ending in the skin or a mucous membrane that receives stimuli from the outside world. Exteroreceptors
The muscles attached to the outer surface of the eyeball. Extrinsic Muscles
A bundle of nerve muscles or tendon fibers separated by connective tissue. Fasiculus
A simple type of lipid composed of one molecule of glycerine and three molecules of fatty acid. Fat
1.Weariness from physical exertion. 2.The inability of nerves and tissues to respond to a stimulus following over-activity. Fatigue
Solid intestinal excretions. Feces
the union of one egg and sperm nuclei. Fertilization
The unborn offspring of mammals in the later stages of development. Fetus
A plasma protein required for the formation of a clot. Fibrinogen
A deep indentation on the surface of the cerebrum. Fissure
A narrow tube or canal in the walls of an organ or the body surface resulting from the failure of the region to heal properly following a disease process or a wound. Fistula
The bending of one part of the body on another. Flexion
The point at which the rays of light passing through a lens are focused. Focal Point
A normal opening in a tissue through which fluids, nerves, or blood vessels pass. Foramen
The most sensitive region of the retina. It contains only cones. Fovea Centralis
An axis which divides the body into anterior and posterior halves. Frontal Plane
A general term applied to either egg or sperm cells. Gamete
A state of matter characterized by an indefinite volume and shape. Gas
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