#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. Those are really weird.I have a name for the foot and its called a woot (wut) because the w is for walking and the oot came from foot.Thanks for reading 🙂

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    • I never thought about it, but YOU ARE RIGHT. “Liver” is a strange word for a body part.

  3. A pancreas is a body part in your stomach. Um…what it does is kind of gross. I’d rather you not ask 😉

    • I used to go to that school, but I moved to Forest Lake Elementary. I’m the weird 2nd grader who beat the whole school-even 6th grade-in R.C. points. I bet you if you ask the librarian she remembers me.

  4. Spine is a weird name for a body part in my opinion. When I hear it I think of a porcupine or a hedgehog or something like that.

  5. cheesie im micah and i go to canyon springs which u r coming to on thursday i have an afro and im tall so when i see u im going to ask if u really answer the emails that me and the other people send

    • I was so busy visiting schools that I didn’t have time to respond to your comment until now. So here goes:
      HI, MICAH!

  6. hey cheesie this is matt actually and you know the whole deal. for the armpit pitstop. my brother and my mom are arguing right now so they just stopped like five seconds ago so my brother is watching me right now