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Limbs and appendages

ankle

noun

the part at the bottom of your leg where your foot joins your leg

appendage

noun

something that is joined to something larger or more important, for example a small part of your body such as a hand or foot

arch

noun

the curved part on the bottom of your foot

arm

noun

one of the two long parts of your body with your hands at the end

armpit

noun

the part of your body under your arm, where the arm joins the shoulder

ball

noun

the part of your foot, hand, or thumb that is slightly round and sticks out

big toe

noun

the largest of the toes on your foot

calf

noun

the thick back part of your leg between your knee and your ankle

club foot

noun

a foot twisted to one side as a result of a medical condition

crotch

noun

the area between your legs where they join your body

crutch

noun

a crotch

digit

noun

one of your fingers or toes

elbow

noun

the part in the middle of your arm, where it bends

extremity

noun

a part of your body that is furthest from the main part, for example a finger or toe

finger

noun

your fingers are the long thin parts on the end of your hands

fingernail

noun

any of the hard smooth parts that cover the ends of your fingers

fingertip

noun

the end of your finger

fist

noun

your hand when your fingers are closed tightly

foot

noun

the part of your body at the end of your leg, on which you stand

forearm

noun

the lower part of your arm, between your elbow and your wrist

forefinger

noun

the finger that is next to your thumb. Next to your forefinger is your middle finger, then your ring finger, and the smallest is your little finger.

groin

noun

the area where your legs join the front of your body

hand

noun

the part of your body at the end of each arm that you use for picking up and holding things

haunch

noun

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

heel

noun

the back part of your foot, below your ankle

heel

noun

the part of the front of your hand nearest your wrist

index finger

noun

the finger next to your thumb

instep

noun

the raised part in the middle of your foot

knee

noun

the part in the middle of your leg, where it bends

knuckle

noun

one of the parts where your fingers can bend or where they join your hand

leg

noun

one of the two parts of your body to which your feet are attached

leg

noun

relating to your leg

limb

noun

an arm, or a leg

little finger

noun

the smallest finger on your hand

middle finger

noun

the longest finger on your hand, which is in the middle next to your forefinger

mitt

noun

a hand

nail

noun

the smooth hard part that grows over the ends of your fingers and toes

pad

noun

an area of soft flesh on the end of your finger or thumb

palm

noun

the inside part of your hand, between your fingers and your wrist

paw

noun

a person’s hand

peg leg

noun

an artificial leg made from wood

pins

noun

someone’s legs

pinkie

noun

the smallest finger on your hand

pinky

another spelling of pinkie

pit

noun

an armpit 1

the quick

noun

the sensitive skin under your fingernails and toenails

ring finger

noun

the finger next to your smallest finger, on which a wedding ring is traditionally worn. In the UK, your ring finger is on your left hand.

shank

noun

the part of your leg between your knee and your foot

shin

noun

the lower front part of your leg, between your knee and your ankle

shoulder

noun

one of the two parts of your body between your neck and the top of your arms

sole

noun

the flat bottom part of your foot

thigh

noun

the top part of your leg, above your knee

thumb

noun

the part at the side of your hand that is like a wide finger

thumbnail

noun

the nail on your thumb

toe

noun

one of the five individual parts at the end of your foot. Your big toe is the largest, and your little toe is the smallest

toenail

noun

the hard part over the top of a toe

tootsies

noun

toes, or feet. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

underarm

noun

the area of your body under your arm

wrist

noun

the part of your body between your hand and your arm

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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