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The Body as a Whole

Common Medical Terms for the Body

corpus body
cephalus head
caput head
labium lips
mentum chin or mind
nucha nape of the neck
brachium upper arm
axilla armpit
cubitus elbow
wrist palm
manus hand
thorax chest
umbilicus belly button
dorsum back
genu knee
hallux big toe
planta sole of the foot
femur thigh
tarus ankle
calcaneus heel
pes foot
pollex thumb
os mouth
facies face
cervix neck
dactyl finger or toe
digit finger
vola palm or sole
pectus chest
gluteus buttocks
Popliteal back of the knee
extremity limb
lower extremity leg
upper extremity arm
Created by: Wolkowski