Friday, June 6, 2014

12 body parts you didn't know had a name

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  • Rasceta - The deep transverse creases (lines) across your wrist at the base of the palm.
  • Tragus - The tragus is located on each ear. Looking at your ear, you'll see that part that looks like a triangle at the front of you ear, sort of covering your ear canal. That little piece of skin and cartilage is the tragus.
  • Ala - The ala of the nose (wing of the nose) is the lateral surface of the external nose, cartilagenous in makeup, and flares out to form a rounded eminence around the nostril.
  • helix -  The folded rim of skin and cartilage around most of the outer ear. The large outside rim of the auricle
  • Glabella - The area between the eyebrows, just above the nose.  The corresponding area on the frontal bone between the eyebrow ridges.
  • Columella/ columella nasi-  the nasal skin investing the medial crura of the lower lateral cartilages and separating the nostrils; connects cephalically to the membranous septum, which invests the caudal end of the septal cartilage
  • Opisthenar - The back of the hand. Dorsum of the hand.  [G. back of the hand, from opisthen, behind, + thenar, palm of the hand]
  • Gnathion - the most outward and everted point on the profile curvature of the chin.
  • Lacrimal caruncle - The caruncula lacrimalis, or lacrimal caruncle, is the small, pink, globular nodule at the inner corner (the medial angle) of the eye. It is made of skin covering sebaceous (oil) and sudoriferous (sweat) glands.
  • lunula- a crescent-shaped object or mark, in particular the white area at the base of a fingernail, something shaped like a narrow crescent, as the small, pale area at the base of the fingernail
  • Pate - The human head, especially the top of the head: a bald pate, the mind or brain.
  • Mentolabial sulcus- the indistinct line separating the lower lip from the chin. Synonym(s): sulcus mentolabialis [TA], mentolabial furrow

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