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Human Body A-Z

Name these parts of the body starting with each letter of the alphabet.
We use colloquial names as well as scientific ones
We use the term "parts of the body" loosely
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Last updated: January 9, 2014
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First submittedNovember 10, 2013
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Description
Answer
A
Largest artery
Aorta
B
Two-headed arm muscle
Biceps
C
Largest of three main
parts of the brain
Cerebrum
D
First part of
the small intestine
Duodenum
E
Outermost layers of skin
Epidermis
F
Largest bone
Femur
G
Bile storage organ
Gallbladder
H
Upper arm bone
Humerus
I
Colored part of the eye
Iris
J
Vein of the neck
Jugular
K
Blood filtering organ
Kidney
L
Voice box
Larynx
M
What's inside bones
Marrow
 
Description
Answer
N
Another word for the belly button
Navel
O
Nerve connecting the eye and brain
Optic Nerve
P
Gland that produces growth hormone
Pituitary Gland
Q
Large muscle group above the
front of the knee
Quadriceps
R
Back of the eye
Retina
S
Divides your nostrils
Septum
T
Large endocrine gland of the neck
Thyroid
U
Weird-looking thing that dangles
above the throat
Uvula
V
Pumping chamber of the heart
Ventricle
W
Uterus
Womb
X
"Process" of the lower sternum
Xyphoid Process
Y
What makes a man, genetically speaking
Y Chromosome
Z
Technical name of the cheekbone
Zygomatic Bone
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Level 74
Nov 28, 2013
I reckon 'cerebral cortex' should be accepted for 'cerebrum'. It makes up the majority of the cerebrum and could therefore reasonably be defined as the largest of the three 'main' parts of the brain.
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Level 82
Jan 5, 2014
The three main parts are the cerebrum, cerebellum, and brain stem. The cerebral cortex is not the largest of those three because it's not one of those three.. even if it makes up the largest part of one of the three.
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Level 49
Jan 5, 2014
Never new the cheekbone had a technical term. Learning something new everyday. Thanks, jetpunk.
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Level 75
May 30, 2014
Same here. Thought I had it done in a snap until I got to Z.
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Level 69
May 20, 2016
You guys clearly don't watch enough medical dramas on TV. ;-)
+1
Level 92
May 20, 2016
I fall in the category of having watched too many medical dramas, and can't recall hearing z.
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Level 75
May 20, 2016
My husband is an ICU nurse. The last thing he wants to do at home is watch a medical show.
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Level 44
Jan 30, 2022
Me too, except I am the nurse! My husband hates watching with me because I tell him how wrong it is.
+1
Level 68
Apr 5, 2017
Yep, clean sweep, then I get to z... dang.
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Level 58
Jan 6, 2014
got 21 with a minute to go and im 14 haha. I listen in biology class though;)
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Level 68
Dec 8, 2014
I got 22 and fell asleep in biology class.
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Level 45
Mar 6, 2020
did i ask
+3
Level 53
Feb 1, 2021
Well, did you?
+1
Level 76
Jan 4, 2024
i dont think he did
+1
Level 21
Jan 7, 2014
Thank you anatomy class...
+1
Level 58
Jan 8, 2014
Please accept Zygoma for Zygomatic Bone.
+1
Level ∞
Jan 9, 2014
Ok, that will work now.
+10
Level 84
Jun 1, 2017
Any chance you can also accept zablazazuglab? 'Cause that's all I could come up with. :-P
+1
Level 65
Dec 5, 2019
I guess zygote wasnt acceptable.. ;) I knew it was wrong but couldnt come up with anything else.
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Level 44
Jan 30, 2022
Zygote is resultant at the other end! LOL
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Level 51
Apr 21, 2014
I was hesitant to try this quiz, but to my surprise, I knew them all! And had 2:03 left over!
+2
Level 84
Jan 30, 2015
Watching "Bones" helped on this one! 25/26
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Level 82
Aug 29, 2020
there are only a handful of questions about bones on this quiz
+3
Level 84
Jan 28, 2022
True, but the show is based on a multi-discipline forensics lab, so lots of stuff about the human body are mentioned.
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Level 51
Apr 25, 2015
I tried cerebellum and cerebral...that was silly. I knew cerebral was an adjective, not a noun.
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Level 25
Apr 29, 2015
Technically the 'two-headed arm muscle' should be Biceps Brachii not just Biceps because there's the Biceps Femoris in the anterior compartment of the upper leg.
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Level 22
May 20, 2016
Technically it should. However the muscle he is referring to is commonly called biceps. Like in other clues, it would ask you for a scientific name if it wanted one.
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Level 77
Jun 27, 2015
How about "ventricular chamber" ? That's basicly the same, isn't it? Also spelling pituitary was hard. I tried "pituary" and knew I missed letters, but couldn't have figured out which ones.
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Level 36
May 3, 2016
I think you should accept 'umbilicus' for belly-button
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Level 22
May 20, 2016
'Umbilicus' doesn't start with a 'n'
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Level 29
May 20, 2016
that's a good point...
+1
Level 70
May 20, 2016
Technicalities... sheesh
+1
Level 37
May 20, 2016
I vote nuppa for navel
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Level 51
May 20, 2016
Please accept xiphisternum for xiphoid process.
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Level 45
May 23, 2016
Good quiz. I got all by Q, X, and Z. X and Z were rather obscure, but I should have gotten Q.
+1
Level 61
Oct 8, 2016
Just missed Z, and I tried every dang brain-related C I could think of (cerebellum, cortex, core matter...) but missed cerebrum!
+2
Level 65
Dec 20, 2018
cerberus:D
+2
Level 37
Nov 18, 2017
For cerebrum, accept the cerebral cortex
+1
Level 72
Jan 3, 2019
spent about half of the time looking for translations in English! :-(
+1
Level 28
Jan 16, 2019
Please accept "Gullbladder" next time.
+5
Level 71
Jan 24, 2019
I think birds such as gulls don't have a bladder as such, but the 'cloaca' would be the nearest approximate receptacle to one.
+3
Level 42
Mar 19, 2019
Should also accept xiphisternum fro xiphoid sternum
+1
Level 55
Mar 30, 2021
Great quiz!
+1
Level 77
Jan 28, 2022
Took neuroanatomy many years ago. Cranial nerve 2 is the optic nerve that brings messages from retina to brain for sight. Cranial nerve 3 is oculomoter & contols pupil size. Should be an alternate acceptable answer.
+1
Level 65
Jan 28, 2022
Gaaah! I misread Q as "Large muscle group above the front of the eye."
+1
Level 46
Jan 29, 2022
should accept xiphisternum, which is interchangeable with xiphoid process. As a doctor I was a little embarrassed as it caused me to only get 25/26.
+2
Level 66
Jan 31, 2022
Can you accept "larnyx" for larynx
+1
Level 64
Dec 27, 2022
There is no y in "xiphoid".
+1
Level 69
Jan 27, 2023
Should accept galbladder for gallbladder

Just got the spelling wrong and assumed I was wrong since Jetpunk standard practice is usually to accept these kinds of mistakes

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Level 63
Sep 14, 2023
Why does "genetically speaking" have to be there
+1
Level 56
Nov 16, 2023
22/26 with google translator
+1
Level 75
Jan 4, 2024
Well, back to med school.
+1
Level 51
Jan 4, 2024
I think it would make sense to accept ocular nerve for optic nerve, I believe the terms are interchangeable.