#2-Strange names for body parts

Have you ever stubbed your hallux? And do you know where your axilla is? And if you stuck your nares under water, what would happen?

Amaze your friends with weird body knowledge! It’s called anatomy.

On this page, I have written down the strange (and true!) names for lots of parts of the body.

  1. iris—colored part of the eye.
  2. pinna—visible part of the ear.
  3. canthus—corners on either side of the eye, right where the upper and lower lids come together.
  4. glabella—flat area just above the nose, in between the eyebrows.
  5. naris—nostril (plural = nares).
  6. frenum—skinny band of tissue that connects the floor of the mouth to the underside of the tongue.
  7. gnathion—lowest point of the chin.
  8. pate—top of the head, crown.

  1. clavicle—collar bone
  2. axilla—armpit
  3. thorax—the part of the chest where the ribs are
  4. condyle—knuckle
  5. navel—bellybutton
  6. coccyx—tailbone (in the back)
  7. patella—kneecap
  8. hallux—big toe

You can comment on these weird names—and add your own—but please remember my parents, grandparents, and Aunt Brenda read all the comments, so don’t be rude or nasty.

Comments from my Readers & Friends

  1. You left out the part that when you ask a female to view it, if they are not listening closely, can lead to some very enjoyable times. Quoting Rod Serling, “…Submitted for your approval…,” the uvula .

    • I admit “gullet” is a very funny word, but “coccyx” (KOK-six) is, IMO, way funnier.


    • Look back at previous comments. Lots of kids wrote comments about the weenus (elbow skin). Only problem is it’s not a real word. It’s made up. I mean try telling your pediatrician the next time you have a check up that you have a pain in your weenus. I bet the doctor will just look at you weird!

  3. hi Cheesie, did you know I read CHEESIE MACK is cool in a duel.[bet you did not]
    and + I did NOT know any unusual body parts that you mentioned in your book!
    I am 10 years old I got my first CHEESIE MACK book for a preasint at christmas!
    Are you some one that beilive in god?
    your camp sonds cool! wher do you live?
    how old are you? do you go to school too? I go to centnial in caledonia ON CAN.
    *show goon this [DO NOT BULLY YOUR BROTHER BE NICE!!]:* i do not know much body parts. but…i know armer!and clone wars stuff!! my phone number is [905]-xxx-xxxx.
    bye for now Timothy.:]

    • First of all, you should NEVER put personal info (like your phone number) in an internet comment. Who know what weirdos might try to mess with you. I HAVE X’d it out!
      My books say where I live…which is in Gloucester, MA. It is EXACTLY 472.2 miles by air from my house to your town!

  4. You have forgotten something very important…. the skin on your elbow is called a wenis.

  5. suck my gigantic Hallux in the street i have a soft Flagina and my Wenis is ashy also my Wenis is very small and stretchy .

    • Wenis and Flagina are not real medical terms, but lots of people use them, so maybe they will become real someday.