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English Vocabulary: Parts of the Human Body

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Learn Parts of the Human Body in English.

The human body is the entire structure of a human being. It is made up of many different parts.

Parts of the Human Body Vocabulary

There are those parts located outside (external body parts) and others located inside the body (internal body parts) :

  • Head
  • Ear
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arm
  • Elbow
  • Forearm
  • Pharynx
  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Jejunum
  • Ileum
  • Large intestine
  • Liver
  • Thigh
  • Knee
  • Leg
  • Foot…

These internal and external body parts have various functions in the body, such as digestion, excretion, breathing, circulation,reproduction.

Parts of the Human Body

English Vocabulary: Parts of the Human Body

Parts of the Head:

  • Hair

The mass of things like fine threads that grows on your head.

  • Temple

One of the two fairly flat areas on each side of your forehead.

  • Ear

One of the organs on either side of your head that you hear with.

  • Ear lobe

The soft piece of flesh at the bottom of your ear.

  • Cheek

The soft round part of your face below each of your eyes.

  • Mouth

The part of your face which you put food into, or which you use for speaking.

  • Forehead

The part of your face above your eyes and below your hair.

  • Eye

One of the two parts of the body that you use to see with.

  • Nose

The part of a person’s or animal’s face used for smelling or breathing.

  • Nostril

One of the two holes at the end of your nose, through which you breathe and smell things.

  • Chin

The front part of your face below your mouth.

Parts of the Eye:

  • Eyebrow

The line of hair above your eye.

  • Eyelid

A piece of skin that covers your eye when it is closed.

  • Eyelash

One of the small hairs that grow along the edge of your eyelids.

  • Iris

The round coloured part of your eye, that surrounds the black pupil.

  • Pupil

The small black round area in the middle of your eye.

  • Cornea

The transparent protective covering on the outer surface of your eye.

  • White

The white part of your eye.

Parts of the Mouth:

  • Lip

One of the two soft parts around your mouth where your skin is redder or darker.

  • Tongue

The soft part inside your mouth that you can move about and use for eating and speaking.

  • Molar

One of the large teeth at the back of the mouth that are used for breaking up food.

  • Palate

The roof of your mouth.

  • Teeth

The hard white objects in your mouth that you use to bite and eat food.

  • Uvula

A small soft piece of flesh which hangs down from the top of your mouth at the back.

  • Gum

Your gums are the two areas of firm pink flesh at the top and bottom of your mouth, in which your teeth are fixed.

Parts of the Hand

  • Nail

Your nails are the hard smooth layers on the ends of your fingers.

  • Middle finger

The longest finger on your hand.

  • Ring finger

The finger, next to the smallest finger on your hand, that you traditionally wear your wedding ring on.

  • Little finger

The smallest finger on your hand.

  • Palm

The inside surface of your hand, in which you hold things.

  • Wrist

The part of your body where your hand joins your arm.

  • Forefinger

The finger next to your thumb.

  • Knuckle

Your knuckles are the joints in your fingers, including the ones where your fingers join your hands.

  • Thumb

The part of your hand that is shaped like a thick short finger and helps you to hold things.

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