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Parts of animals

anatomical

adjective

relating to the physical structure of an animal or plant

anatomy

noun

the body of a human or animal, or the structure of a plant

antler

noun

one of the horns on the head of a male deer

arm

noun

a part of some animals such as an octopus that is similar to a human arm in use or appearance

belly

noun

the soft lower part of an animal’s body

blowhole

noun

a hole in the top of the head of an ocean animal such as a whale or dolphin, through which it breathes

body

noun

the main part of a person’s or animal’s body, not including the head, arms, or legs

bony

adjective

made mainly from bone

capsule

noun

a small container in which seeds or eggs develop in some plants and animals

carapace

noun

a hard shell on the back of an animal such as a turtle

claw

noun

the sharp curved part at the end of some animals’ toes, for example a cat

claw

noun

the sharp curved end of a front leg of an ocean creature such as a crab that it uses for holding things

cloven hoof

noun

the foot of an animal such as a cow or a sheep that has two separate parts

collar

noun

an area around an animal’s or bird’s neck that is a different color from the rest of its body

compound eye

noun

the type of eye that insects and crustaceans have, made from several different parts that are sensitive to light

dorsal

adjective

relating to or found on the back of a fish or animal

flank

noun

the side of an animal’s body between its hip and its ribs, or the meat from this part of an animal’s body

flipper

noun

a wide flat body part like an arm that some sea animals such as penguins, dolphins, and seals use for swimming

forefoot

noun

one of the front two feet of an animal that has four feet

foreleg

noun

one of the two front legs of an animal that has four legs

genitals

noun

the outer sex organs of a person or animal

haunch

noun

the upper part of an animal’s or human’s leg, including the hip and buttock

hind

adjective

the hind legs or feet of an animal are its back legs or feet

hindquarters

noun

the back parts of an animal’s body, including its back legs

hock

noun

the part in the middle of an animal’s back leg

horn

noun

one of the hard pointed parts that usually grow in a pair on the heads of some animals, for example cows or goats. The horns on a deer are called antlers.

hump

noun

a large round part on the back of an animal such as a camel

leg

noun

one of the parts of the body of an insect or animal that it uses for walking

mandible

noun

the lower jaw of a person, animal, or fish

muzzle

noun

the nose and mouth of an animal such as a dog or horse

pad

noun

an area of flesh on the bottom of the foot of an animal such as a cat or dog

paw

noun

the foot of some animals such as cats, dogs, and bears

pouch

noun

a fold of skin on the body of an animal, such as the place where a kangaroo carries its baby

prickle

noun

a sharp pointed part on a plant or animal

proboscis

noun

the long nose of some animals, for example an elephant’s trunk

quill

noun

a long thin sharp object like a stick that grows from the body of porcupines and some other animals

rump

noun

the part of an animal’s body above its back legs

sac

noun

a part of an animal or plant that is shaped like a small bag and is usually filled with liquid or air

shank

noun

the lower part of an animal’s leg, or meat from an animal’s leg

shell

noun

the hard outer part that protects the body of an ocean creature

shoulder

noun

the upper part of the front leg of an animal, or meat from this part

simple eye

noun

an eye in insects and some other creatures that has a single lens

snout

noun

the long nose of a pig or a similar animal

snout

noun

the nose and mouth of a dolphin or a similar animal

spine

noun

a sharp point on a plant or animal

stalk

noun

a long thin part of an object or animal that supports something on the end of it

tail

noun

a part at the back of an animal’s body that can move

teat

noun

one of the small pointed parts of a female animal’s body through which a baby animal sucks milk

tentacle

noun

one of the long thin arms of an octopus that it uses for feeling things or for moving

throat

noun

the front part of a bird’s or animal’s neck

tit

noun

a teat

trotter

noun

the foot of a pig, sometimes cooked and eaten as food

trunk

noun

an elephant’s long nose

udder

noun

the part under the body of a cow and some other female animals, shaped like a small bag, in which milk is produced

underbelly

noun

the part under an animal’s body where the stomach is

womb

noun

the organ in a woman’s or female animal’s body where a baby grows before it is born

anatomically

adverb

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a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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