Body

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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 16

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
backbone
backbonenoun

the row of small bones that are joined together down the middle of the back

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chest
chestnoun

the front part of the body between the neck and the stomach

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false teethnoun

dentures; ‌a set of artificial teeth used by someone who has lost their natural teeth

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muscle
musclenoun

a piece of body tissue that is made tight or relaxed when we want to move a particular part of our body

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breast
breastnoun

the area between the neck and the stomach

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heel
heelnoun

the back part of the foot, below the ankle

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joint
jointnoun

a place in the body where two bones meet, enabling one of them to bend or move around

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lung
lungnoun

each of the two organs in the chest that help us breathe

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nervenoun

each of a group of long thread-like structures in the body that carry messages between the brain and other parts of the body, sensing things is a result of this process

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organ
organnoun

any vital part of the body which has a particular function

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skeleton
skeletonnoun

the structure of bones supporting the body of an animal or a person

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skull
skullnoun

the skeleton of a person's or animal's head; the bony skeleton enclosing the brain of a vertebrate

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waist
waistnoun

the part of the body between the ribs and hips, which is usually narrower than the parts mentioned

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wrist
wristnoun

the joint connecting the hand to the arm

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adrenalinenoun

a body hormone produced in case of anger, fear, or excitement that makes the heart beat faster and the body react quicker

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artery
arterynoun

any blood vessel, carrying the blood to different organs of body from the heart

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circulation
circulationnoun

the flow and movement of blood around and in all parts of the body

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collarbone
collarbonenoun

either of the pair of bones that go across the top of the chest from the base of the neck to the shoulders

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gum
gumnoun

the firm, pink flesh around the roots of teeth at the top and bottom of the mouth

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fleshnoun

the soft parts of the human body

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hormonenoun

a chemical substance produced in the body of living things influencing growth and affecting the functionality of cells or tissues

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limbnoun

an arm or a leg of a person or any four-legged animal, or a wing of any bird

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liver
livernoun

a large organ in the body that produces bile and cleans the blood

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pulsenoun

the rhythmic beating of the blood vessels created when the heart pumps, especially felt on the wrist or at the sides of the neck

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spine
spinenoun

the row of small bones that are joined together down the center of the back of the body

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tissuenoun

a group of cells in the body of living things, forming their different parts

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vein
veinnoun

a blood vessel or tube that carries blood toward the heart

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abdomen
abdomennoun

(anatomy) the lower part of the body below the chest that contains the digestive and reproductive organs

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anatomy
anatomynoun

the branch of science that is concerned with the physical structure of humans, animals, or plants

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bladder
bladdernoun

a sac-like organ inside the body where urine is stored before being passed

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