The Parts of the body

Parts Of The Body In English

Human Body Parts

Head

the part of the body above the neck, containing the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.

Head

/hed/

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/hed/

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Forehead-

the flat part of the face, above the eyes and below the hair

Forehead

/ˈfɒr.ɪd/

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/ˈfɑː.rɪd/

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Hair

any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of humans, mammals

Hair

/heər/

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/her/

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Ear

the sense organ for hearing and balance

Ear

/ɪər/

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/ɪr/

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face

the front of the head, from the forehead to the chin 

Face

/feɪs/

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/feɪs/

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eye

one of the two organs in your face that are used for seeing

Eye

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nose

the part of the face that sticks out above the mouth, through which you breathe and smell

Nose

/nəʊz/

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/noʊz/

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Mouth-

the opening through which an animal or human takes in food

Mouth

/maʊθ/

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/maʊθ/

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Chin

the part of a person’s face below their mouth

Chin

/tʃɪn/

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/tʃɪn/

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Beard

the hair growing on the lower part of a man’s face

Beard

/bɪəd/

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/bɪrd/

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Neck

the part of the body that joins the head to the shoulders

Neck

/nek/

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/nek/

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Shoulder

one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck that join the arms to the rest of the body

Shoulder

/ˈʃəʊl.dər/

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/ˈʃoʊl.dɚ/

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Chest

the front surface of a person’s or animal’s body between the neck and the abdomen

Chest

/tʃest/

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/tʃest/

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Arm

the upper limb of the human body, especially the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist

Arm

/ɑːm/

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/ɑːrm/

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Forearm

the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist

Forearm

/ˈfɔː.rɑːm/

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/ˈfɔːr.ɑːrm/

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Armpit

the hollow place under your arm where your arm joins your body

Armpit

/ˈɑːm.pɪt/

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/ˈɑːrm.pɪt/

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Elbow

the joint between the forearm and the upper arm

Elbow

/ˈel.bəʊ/

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/ˈel.boʊ/

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Wrist

the part of the body between the hand and the arm

Wrist

/rɪst/

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/rɪst/

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Back

the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine

Back

/bæk/

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/bæk/

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Abdomen

the part of the body of a mammal between the thorax and the pelvis; belly

Abdomen

/ˈæb.də.mən/

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/ˈæb.də.mən/

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Navel

the small round part in the middle of the stomach

Navel

/ˈneɪ.vəl/

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/ˈneɪ.vəl/

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Waist

the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

Waist

/weɪst/

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/weɪst/

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Hip

either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh

Hip

/hɪp/

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/hɪp/

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Buttock

either side of a person’s bottom

Buttock

/ˈbʌt.ək/

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/ˈbʌt̬.ək/

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Leg

one of the parts of the body of a human or animal that is used for standing or walking

Leg

/leɡ/

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/leɡ/

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Thigh

the part of a person’s leg above the knee

Thigh

/θaɪ/

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/θaɪ/

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Knee

the middle joint of the leg that allows the leg to bend

Knee

/niː/

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/niː/

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Foot

the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

Foot

/fʊt/

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/fʊt/

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Toe

any of the five separate parts at the end of the foot

Toe

/təʊ/

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/toʊ/

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Toenail

the nail at the end of a toe

Toenail

/ˈtəʊ.neɪl/

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/ˈtoʊ.neɪl/

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Instep

the arch of the foot

Instep

/ˈɪn.step/

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/ˈɪn.step/

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Ankle

the joint between the foot and the leg

Ankle

/ˈæŋ.kəl/

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/ˈæŋ.kəl/

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Hand

the part of the body at the end of the arm that is used for holding, moving, touching, and feeling things

Hand

/hænd/

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/hænd/

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Mole

a small, dark spot or lump (= raised area) on a person’s skin

Mole

/məʊl/

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/moʊl/

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Parts of the Head Vocabulary

Hair

any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of humans, mammals

Hair

/heər/

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/her/

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Forehead-

the flat part of the face, above the eyes and below the hair

Forehead

/ˈfɒr.ɪd/

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/ˈfɑː.rɪd/

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Temple

the flat area at each side of the upper part of the face

Temple

/ˈtem.pəl/

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/ˈtem.pəl/

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eye

one of the two organs in your face that are used for seeing

Eye

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Eyebrow

the line of short hairs above each eye in humans

Eyebrow

/ˈaɪ.braʊ/

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/ˈaɪ.braʊ/

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Eyelid

either of the two pieces of skin that can close over each eye

Eyelid

/ˈaɪ.lɪd/

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/ˈaɪ.lɪd/

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Eyelash

any of the short hairs that grow along the edges of the eye

Eyelash

/ˈaɪ.læʃ/

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/ˈaɪ.læʃ/

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Iris

the colored circular part of that eye that surrounds the black pupil

Iris

/ˈaɪ.rɪs/

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/ˈaɪ.rɪs/

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nose

the part of the face that sticks out above the mouth, through which you breathe and smell

Nose

/nəʊz/

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/noʊz/

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Nostril

either of the two external openings of the nose

Nostril

/ˈnɒs.trəl/

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/ˈnɑː.strəl/

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Mouth-

the opening through which an animal or human takes in food

Mouth

/maʊθ/

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/maʊθ/

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Lip

one of the two soft, red edges of the mouth

Lip

/lɪp/

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/lɪp/

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Ear

the sense organ for hearing and balance

Ear

/ɪər/

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/ɪr/

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Cheek

either side of the face below the eyes

Cheek

/tʃiːk/

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/tʃiːk/

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Chin

the part of a person’s face below their mouth

Chin

/tʃɪn/

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/tʃɪn/

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Jaw

the lower part of your face that moves when you open your mouth

Jaw

/dʒɔː/

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/dʒɑː/

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Beard

the hair growing on the lower part of a man’s face

Beard

/bɪəd/

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/bɪrd/

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Moustache

hair that a man grows above his upper lip

Moustache

/məˈstɑːʃ/

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/ˈmʌs.tæʃ/

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Neck

the part of the body that joins the head to the shoulders

Neck

/nek/

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/nek/

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Parts of the Hand Names

Wrist

the part of the body between the hand and the arm

Wrist

/rɪst/

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/rɪst/

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Palm

the inside part of your hand from your wrist to the base of your fingers

Palm

/pɑːm/

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/pɑːm/

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Thumb

the short, thick, inner digit of the human hand, next to the index finger

Thumb

/θʌm/

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/θʌm/

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Index finger

the finger next to the thumb

Index finger

/ˈɪn.deks ˌfɪŋ.ɡər/

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/ˈɪn.deks ˌfɪŋ.ɡɚ/

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Middle finger

the longest finger on the hand

Middle finger

/ˌmɪd.əl ˈfɪŋ.ɡər/

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/ˌmɪd.əl ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚ/

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Ring finger

the third finger (especially of the left hand)

Ring finger

/ˈrɪŋ ˌfɪŋ.ɡər/

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/ˈrɪŋ ˌfɪŋ.ɡɚ/

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Little finger

the smallest finger on each hand

Little finger

/ˌlɪt.əl ˈfɪŋ.ɡər/

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/ˌlɪt̬.əl ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚ/

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Knuckle

a joint of a finger when the fist is closed 

Knuckle

/ˈnʌk.əl/

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/ˈnʌk.əl/

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Fingernail-

the nail at the end of a finger

Fingernail

/ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.neɪl/

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/ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚ.neɪl/

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Internal Organs of the Human Body

Brain

the organ inside the head that controls thought, memory, feelings, and activity

Brain

/breɪn/

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/breɪn/

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Trachea

the tube that carries air from your throat to your lungs

Trachea

 /trəˈkiː.ə/

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/ˈtreɪ.kiə/

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Pharynx

the passage to the stomach and lungs

Pharynx

 /ˈfær.ɪŋks/

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/ˈfer.ɪŋks/

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Lung

either of the two organs in the chest with which people and some animals breathe

Lung

 /lʌŋ/

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/lʌŋ/

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Heart

the organ in your chest that sends the blood around your body

Heart

 /hɑːt/

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/hɑːrt/

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Liver

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

Liver

 /ˈlɪv.ər/

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/ˈlɪv.ɚ/

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Gall bladder

a small organ in the body, connected to the liver, that stores bile

Gall bladder

  /ˈɡɔːl ˌblæd.ər/

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/ˈɡɑːl ˌblæd.ɚ/

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Spleen

an organ near the stomach that produces and cleans the body’s blood

Spleen

  /spliːn/

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/spliːn/

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Stomach

an organ in the body where food is digested

Stomach

 /ˈstʌm.ək/

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/ˈstʌm.ək/

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Kidney

either of a pair of small organs in the body that take away waste matter from the blood

Kidney

 /ˈkɪd.ni/

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/ˈkɪd.ni/

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Intestine

a long tube through which food travels between the stomach and the anus

Intestine

 /ɪnˈtes·tənz/

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/ɪnˈtes·tənz/

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Appendix

a small tube-shaped part that is joined to the intestines on the right side of the body and has no use in humans

Appendix

 /əˈpen.dɪks/

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/əˈpen.dɪks/

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Larynx

an organ in humans and animals between the nose and the lungs that contains the muscles that move very quickly to create the voice or animal sounds

Larynx

 /ˈlær.ɪŋks/

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/ˈler.ɪŋks/

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Artery

one of the thick tubes that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body

Artery

 /ˈɑː.tər.i/

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/ˈɑːr.t̬ɚ.i/

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