HyperDic: body_structure

English > 1 sense of the expression body structure:
NOUNbodybody structure, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structurea particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
English > body structure: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing.
Synonymsstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure
Narroweralveolar bedlung tissue densely packed with alveoli
apodemeRidge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles
asterstar-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis
ballA more or less rounded anatomical body or mass
bladeA broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
bony labyrinth, osseous labyrinthcavity in the petrous part of the temporal bone that contains the membranous labyrinth
bridgeThe hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
bulbA rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ
calyculus, caliculus, calycleA small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
capsuleA structure that encloses a body part
carinaAny of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused petals of a pea blossom
cartilaginous structurebody structure given shape by cartilage
caudaAny taillike structure
cavity, bodily cavity, cavum(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body
centromere, kinetochoreA specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
chiasma, chiasm, decussationAn intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
cingulum(anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
concha(anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
cornu(anatomy) any structure that resembles a horn in shape
corona(anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape
costaA riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing)
cytoskeletonA microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence
filament, filumA threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
fold, plicaA folded part (as in skin or muscle)
fundus(anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
funiculusAny of several body structure resembling a cord
germA small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism
gill arch, branchial arch, gill barOne of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians
gill slit, branchial cleft, gill cleftOne of a series of slit openings in the pharynxes of fishes and aquatic amphibians through which water passes
glansA small rounded structure
gyrus, convolutionA convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
headThe rounded end of a bone that fits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint
headThat part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves
horny structure, unguisAny rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
infundibulumAny of various funnel-shaped parts of the body (but especially the hypophyseal stalk)
intersticeA small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ
lacrimal apparatusThe structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
landmarkAn anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken
layerThin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
lens nucleus, nucleusThe central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex
limbusA border or edge of any of various body parts distinguished by color or structure
membranous labyrinthThe sensory structures of the inner ear including the labyrinthine receptors and the cochlea
neural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
nucleolus organizer, nucleolus organiser, nucleolar organizer, nucleolar organiserThe particular part of a chromosome that is associated with a nucleolus after nuclear division
padThe fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
passage, passagewayA path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
peristomeregion around the mouth in various invertebrates
plateAny flat platelike body ... / body structure or part
plexus, reteA network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting / intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
radicle(anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
receptorA cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response
ribA riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
rootThe part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
rotator cuffA supporting structure of the shoulder consisting of the muscles and tendons that attach the arm to the shoulder joint and enable the arm to move
skeletal structureAny structure created by the skeleton of an organism
syrinxThe vocal organ of a bird
toothtoothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell
tube, tube-shaped structure(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
uveaThe part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
valveA structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
vascular structureA structure composed of or provided with blood vessels
zone, zona(anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishestructura anatómica, estructura
Catalanestructura anatòmica, estructura

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