English Vocabulary Flash Cards: Anatomy (the Human Body)

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ablation
  • destruction of part of the body (esp. part of the brain)
ambulatory
  • able to walk or move about
aspire
  • to breathe
aural
  • pertaining to the ear or to the sense of hearing
deglutition
  • the act or process of swallowing food
hypertrophy
  • abnormally large growth of a bodily organ
incontinence
  • the inability to control one's bodily urges and functions
lacuna
  • a cavity, hole, or gap in a bone (or in a plant's cellular tissue or a rock)
mandible
  • the principal bone of the lower jaw
myopic
  • nearsighted
  • unable to see clearly in the distance
olfactory
  • pertaining to the sense of smell
palate
  • the roof of the mouth
peristalsis
  • involuntary contractions that move food through the digestive system
sentient
  • having the power of one's senses
somatic
  • pertaining to the body
surdity
  • deafness
tactile
  • pertaining to the sense of touch
vesicle
  • any fluid-filled sac in the body
visceral
  • physiological